Newton Pens Going Full Time!
It's been a while since I've posted an update through Kickstarter, but thought I would let you know what's going on in case you haven't been following over... Read more
Things are moving along nicely now. I'm getting my nibs engraved!
If you want your nibs engraved, send either the whole pen, or just the nib unit... Read more
Made from Ocean’s Sun polyester resin.
Closed 140mm, open 125mm, posted 170mm.
14mm cap to barrel threads.
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Last one! Yeeha!
That's right. This is the last kickstarter pen. It feels so good to have completed such a huge project and it feels even better to get starting on the rest... Read more
This one is made form Acacia.
Closed 150mm, open 130mm, posted 190mm.
Has 14mm threads cap to barrel. #6 Jowo nib.
acacia and a 149
I have a friend's 149 layin around, so I thought I'd snap a couple comparison shots to show how big this pen it. :)
Acacia - or Bethlehem Olive Wood
This pen is made from Acacia, or Bethlehem Olive Wood.
It's 135mm open, 155mm closed, and 195 posted.
Section is pinched 9/16" thick, with 5/8" threads for cap to barrel.
This pen is made from Invisible Man Green Marble, polyester resin.
It's 130mm open, 145mm closed, 175mm posted.
Section is lipped 13mm, with 14mm threads for cap to barrel.
This... Read more
more pics of the black celluloid
I wasn't too happy with the finish on this one so I redid it. Much better now. :)
It's amazing how something shows up in photos that you don't notice... Read more
Took over a week to have time to finish it - mostly b/c of weekend family stuff and this week I'm gone out of town every day to school workshops.... Read more
This pen is made from a wood and acrylic - I've been told the wood is Black Walnut.
It's 136mm open, 158mm closed, and 194mm posted.
Section is a straight,... Read more
This pen is made from a polyester resin - Invisible Man Brown Cow.
It's 131mm open, 142mm closed.
Section is straight 13mm thick, with 14mm threads for cap to barrel.
blue black -- a bit of a bust
Made this one up today but there were so many air bubbles in the material that I can't do anything with it. There were a couple of bubbles the size... Read more
Two more pens
This pen is made from a light wood and acrylic.
It's 130mm open, 153mm closed, and 184mm posted.
Section is straight 13mm thick, with 14mm threads for cap to barrel.... Read more
This pen is made from a polyester resin - Pink Wave.
It's 138mm open, 150mm closed, and 171mm posted.
Section is a lipped 14mm thick, with 5/8" threads... Read more
Four pens for this update. :)
This pen is made from an alternate material - Alternate Ebony.
Black acrylic or ebonite look exactly the same when finished.
It's 135mm open, 147mm capped, and 186mm posted.
Section... Read more
This pen is made from a poly resin - Ocean's Sun
It's 130mm open, 150mm capped, and does not post.
Section is a pinched 11-13mm thick, with 9/16" threads for... Read more
Better pics of last night's pen.
This pen is made from a poly resin - Burning Sunset.It's 135mm open, 150mm capped, and does not post.Section is a pinched 11-13mm thick, with 9/16" threads for cap to... Read more
Another pen for the day - makes 2. :)
This pen is made from a custom mix poly resin (Brooks).
It's 133mm open, 147mm capped, and 182mm long posted.
Section is a tapered 11-13mm thick, with 9/16" threads for... Read more
My 55th pen!!
Holy cow I've already made 55 pens. Yikes that seems like it went by pretty quick.
Here it is with it's twin.
This pen is made from custom made orange... Read more
Wooden pens a Go! :)
This pen is made from African Blackwood - a member of the rosewood family.
One is 161mm closed, 140mm open, 198mm posted. (fat barrel - spotted cap)
The other is157mm... Read more
Black Rose Lucite
This pen is made from Black Rose Lucite.
It's 133mm open, 142mm capped, and 178mm long posted.
Section is 11-13mm thick, with 9/16" threads for cap to barrel.
Another one done. :)
This pen is made from Green Mottled celluloid.
It's not exactly green though - more of a gray. Very pretty though.
It's 138mm open, 157mm capped, and 176mm long posted.... Read more
Two wooden pens.
Okay - so one of these is not as nice as the other - but I'm pretty happy with both of them. Just need caps, now.
011 by snennewton, on... Read more
Twin made first?
Yep. Making the customer pen over the course of several days. With wooden pens I have to glue in plastic inserts for the threads, and let the glue cure overnight. ... Read more
New Website - And one for my wife
First, I'd love your opinions on my new site. Still working on it, but don't know where to go next.
If you have any ideas or suggestions I'd love... Read more
Made this for a special request for one of my teachers. He had a girl student picked out but I didn't have any girly colored pens (I only have a... Read more
A trip to the bone yard
So the other night I was turning that gray material - rhino plastic (polyresin) - and I kept getting little pits and blisters, but only in one spot on the... Read more
After three nights of turning broken pieces (I'll post photos later ) I FINALLY turned something that didn't explode. It's called Blue Lagoon, from Bear Tooth Woods. Really pretty stuff. ... Read more
Stripey pointed pen.
Played in the shop today. This is made with some plastic from a guy in Little Rock. We were going for stripes, but I think I like this even better. ... Read more
blue and gold
blue and gold PR from a Slabs blanks and boards. Awesome stuff. Love this color combo. #6 jowo M nib
Brown ebonite - two caps.
Customer wasn't sure if he wanted a clip or not, so I made two caps since I had the extra material.Kind of wish I had made the clipless a... Read more
Somebody had asked if it was possible for me to make pens from denim - similar to the new TWSBI Micarta.
More about it here.
Yes it was a pain.... Read more
A new material - laminated denim - like Micarta
Okay - so I made some laminated denim with fiberglass resin from O'Reilly's. It was about $50 for the resin, $6 for the denim (should have gone to the thrift... Read more
Two pens this weekend.
So the blue is a twin to the purple celluloid, the orange is a twin to a pen that's already gone (one of the early practice pens) and the celluloid... Read more
This one was difficult to make. I had to soak the material with super glue as I turned it, a little at a time, to keep some of the... Read more
my first celluloid pen. :)
Purple web celluloid.Was wonderful to work with. Smells like vicks vapo-rub. Took some outside at the request of Brian Gray and burned it so I knew what I was... Read more
My first wooden pen. Finished.
All comments welcome. :)
It's 5 7/8" long open, 6 1/2" closed, and 8" with... Read more
My first wooden pen and -- I'm on TV!
Okay, so first...
Thursday I was on TV. Hit reload until the video starts - it's kinda glitchy.
My students had fun with this at school that day. :) ... Read more
Give your pens a rest
Finally got the pen rests made up - wrapped and packed and will go out tomorrow. I'll email you tracking numbers so you can watch your mailboxes. :)
I made... Read more
Another set of kickstarter twins!
Turned these both today. Had an unfortunate accident with a cap though. :)
So I had FINISHED this cap and was wiping up some water. My dumb tired (TIRED) butt... Read more
Purple Passion - a kickstarter pen.
Here's another kickstarter pen. :D
No twin yet. Will do that in a few minutes. Wanted to upload the pics.
Made from poly resin by Slabs, Blanks, and Boards.
Turtle Twins! and something Minty. ;)
I've been meaning to get the twin to the little tortoise pen made up, and finally did that tonight. Cap should have been a bit thinner. This one does need... Read more
first set of twins
OKay - so they're not ACTUAL twins, but they're made for each other. Kind of like the movie Twins.
A new BIG pen
Making this one to try out my big taps and dies. Getting all the measuring out of the way so I only have to turn the next ones. No cap yet -... Read more
All inked up and ready to go!
I finally got the last of my tooling yesterday - still haven't gotten the ink I want. I did order some bulk ink from India that should be pretty nice.... Read more
Another pen... from rhino plastic. :)
It's been two months to the day since I turned my first pen. Here I am. This is rhino plastic from PSI. Earth's Core or something like that. Pretty stuff with LOTS of variation... Read more
A pen from yesterday
I'm only waiting on a couple more tools and I will be able to officially begin on everybody's orders. Right now I'm restricted to making smaller sized pens - but... Read more
and I was in the newspaper again! :)
Here's one I'm 1/2 way through. Just a cap left to make.
Also another section shape to offer - just like what's on the pen above -
Questions and Surveys - and another pen!
So I just got all the surveys out - and if you are unsure of any of the questions, please shoot me an email - email@example.com - and I'll help... Read more
Another pen - blue and clipped. :)
Whew! We did it! Funding is over and it was a HUGE success!
When I started this project last month, I never thought it was going to be SO successful. ... Read more
A green pen.
I'm getting a little bit better at this. This pen took me just over 2 hours.
Made another pen today
Made this from some donated plastics. It's a hand poured polyester resin that's available (sometimes) on exoticblanks.com. Really cool stuff. Lots of work to make it work though. It was... Read more
cost of materials
Since posting the links to pen blanks, I've gotten a couple questions about extra cost of some materials. If you pick something like celluloid or ebonite, I'll need you to... Read more
Your custom pens
Shawn, I've talked to you privately about my pen but I was wondering in general how the pen distribution will go. Are you... Read more
Made this last night.
Another pen and some News.
So made another pen tonight....
And the local newspaper did a piece on me.
They didn't get all the details about the kickstarter project right, but that's... Read more
Just thought I'd let everybody know that ink will be coming from Noodler's Ink Company at wholesale prices! That's fantastic. I'll have to bottle the ink myself -... Read more
Okay - I just got a load of goodies donated to me for this project, and in response I'm going to increase the rewards for pledges. If you pledged $125... Read more
I put my pen pics up on my website so they're all in one spot.
A note on grinds.
I can grind a smooth stub or crisp italic - like I mentioned - and this will give you some nice line variation. These grinds will... Read more
#3 A big thank you and pen update.
I want to extend a big thank you to my latest backers. This project has succeeded beyond my wildest imaginings.
Somebody asked me this morning how I'll be picking the... Read more
Something else I can't believe I forgot to mention... NIBS!
I'll offer Meisternib #6 nibs, or #5 if requested, in fine, medium, or broad. If your reward package includes a... Read more
Thanks so much for all the support so far. I'm completely overjoyed!
A note on shipping b/c I didn't mention anything before. Shipping is included in your pledge. ... Read more