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Beautiful wood pens made from the staves of Jack Daniel's, Jim beam, Wild Turkey, and Makers Mark Whiskey Barrels
102 backers pledged $4,827 to help bring this project to life.

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A little about me

My name is Robert Wright. I worked in the construction industry for over 20 years. In that time I helped build or remodel many homes. I was always blown away at the end of projects by what I had accomplished. That was my favorite part of the job. To see what I had built with my hands. The past few years I have been working behind a desk, and have missed that feeling of accomplishment. This project will bring that back for me. With the success of this project. I will be able to buy more tools and supplies, so that I can create more projects to share.

I am a huge supporter of Kickstarter, and have backed over 150 projects. My project is exactly what Kickstarter is about. Just the little guy trying to live the dream.  Thanks for stopping by my project, and  thank you in advance for your support.


A little about the project

Jack Daniel's, Jim Beam, Wild Turkey, and Makers Mark are known worldwide for their whiskeys. Anyone who watches the Discovery channel has most likely seen documentaries about how they produce their spirits. After the whiskey is distilled, it is then aged in charred oak barrels. The barrels are only used once. Some of those barrels are then broken down, and then cut into pieces suited for turning pens. That's where I come in. I hand make each pen in my shop. I do not use duplicators, or templates. That makes each one of these pens unique.

When I first envisioned this project my thoughts where to offer three or four options. Then I opened the suppliers catalog. It was ooh! I like that one, and this one, and also that one, and a few more. Now twenty-three choices later, here we are.


The Pens

I will be adding more detailed pictures of each one in updates through out the project. I have a lot of options, and if you are interested in more than one. There are instructions towards the bottom of this page on how to add more pens to your pledge.

Secret Compartment Keychain in Gold & Brushed Satin, Cigar Punch Keychain in Gold & Chrome
Secret Compartment Keychain in Gold & Brushed Satin, Cigar Punch Keychain in Gold & Chrome
Comfort Style Pen & Pencil in Gold & Brushed Satin, Classic Twist Pen in Gold & Chrome
Comfort Style Pen & Pencil in Gold & Brushed Satin, Classic Twist Pen in Gold & Chrome
Knurl GT in Chrome & Gun Metal, Big Ben in Gold & Brushed Satin, 30 Caliber Bullet Twist Pen / Longwood 30 Caliber Bullet Twist Pen / 30 Caliber Bullet Click Pen in Gold, Civil War Pen / 30 Caliber Bolt Action Pen in Chrome
Knurl GT in Chrome & Gun Metal, Big Ben in Gold & Brushed Satin, 30 Caliber Bullet Twist Pen / Longwood 30 Caliber Bullet Twist Pen / 30 Caliber Bullet Click Pen in Gold, Civil War Pen / 30 Caliber Bolt Action Pen in Chrome
Classic Fountain Pen In Gold, Classic Rollerball Pen in Chrome
Classic Fountain Pen In Gold, Classic Rollerball Pen in Chrome
American Patriot Twist Pen in Chrome, Deer Hunter Bolt Action / Salute The Troops Bolt Action in Antique Brass, Tudor / Victorian / Wild Card in Antique Brass & Antique Pewter
American Patriot Twist Pen in Chrome, Deer Hunter Bolt Action / Salute The Troops Bolt Action in Antique Brass, Tudor / Victorian / Wild Card in Antique Brass & Antique Pewter
American Patriot Fountain Pen in Chrome, American Patriot Rollerball Pen in Antique Brass
American Patriot Fountain Pen in Chrome, American Patriot Rollerball Pen in Antique Brass
Steampunk Bolt Action Pens in Antique Copper/Brass combination
Steampunk Bolt Action Pens in Antique Copper/Brass combination
Deluxe Pill Holder Keychain (picture from suppliers website)
Deluxe Pill Holder Keychain (picture from suppliers website)


Add on list

If you would like to add another pen to your pledge, it is very simple. Once you have selected the reward you like. Click the blue button that says Manage. It's at the top of the page on the right hand side. Select the appropriate amount from the list below, and add it to your pledge. You will receive a survey at the end of this project where you will be able to select your options.

Stretch Goals ($20 tiers and higher)

#1 *Reached*-$1,500 Stretch Goal.

A protective /display tube. This will be a free gift for each item backed .

$1,500 Stretch Goal (pens not included)
$1,500 Stretch Goal (pens not included)

#2 *Reached*- $2,500 Stretch Goal

Backers will receive a gift box for each item backed. (Pen & Pencil set will get one gift box per set)

$2,500 Stretch Goal (pen not included)
$2,500 Stretch Goal (pen not included)

#3 *Locked*- $4,000 Stretch Goal-

All Backers at the $20 tier or higher will receive a basic keychain with a random whiskey wood.

Only a few days left. We can do it!

Jack Daniel's, Jim Beam, Wild turkey, and Makers Mark are separate entities, and are not affiliated with this project.

Risks and challenges

I don't expect any issues or delays with this project, but there are always things out of my control. My suppliers could have some items low, or out of stock. My machinery and tools could break, needing repaired or replaced. This project could go bigger than expected. In any case, if there are any issues, it will be comunicated to my backers.

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    Pledge $1 or more About $1.00

    To keep updated on this project, notified of future projects, and a huge Thank You!

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    1 Secret Compartment Keychain

    Great for holding toothpicks or secret messages :-)

    Options for your keychain
    Metal Choice of: Gold, or Brushed Satin
    Wood Choice of: Jack Daniels, Jim Beam, Makers Mark, or Wild Turkey

    *Each keychain comes with a certificate of authenticity, and a small piece of the wood used to make your reward*

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    Pledge $22 or more About $22

    *Early Backer Special*
    Choice of either
    1 Comfort Style Ballpoint Pen (Gold or Brushed Satin Finish)
    or
    1 Classic Twist Ballpoint Pen (Gold or Chrome Finish)

    Just a quick twist, and your ready to write!

    Wood Choice of: Jack Daniels, Jim Beam, Makers Mark, or Wild Turkey

    *Each pen comes with a certificate of authenticity, and a small piece of the wood used to make your reward*

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    1 Cigar Punch Keychain

    What could be better. To have a nice cigar while relaxing with your favorite whiskey on the rocks.

    Options for your keychain
    Metal Choice of: Gold, or Chrome
    Wood Choice of: Jack Daniels, Jim Beam, Makers Mark, or Wild Turkey

    *Each keychain comes with a certificate of authenticity, and a small piece of the wood used to make your reward*

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    New Reward
    1 Deluxe Pill Holder Keychain

    Options for your keychain
    Metal Choice of: Gold, or Chrome
    Wood Choice of: Jack Daniels, Jim Beam, Makers Mark, or Wild Turkey

    *Each keychain comes with a certificate of authenticity, and a small piece of the wood used to make your reward*

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    Pledge $27 or more About $27

    Choice of either
    1 Comfort Style Ballpoint Pen (Gold or Brushed Satin Finish)
    or
    1 Classic Twist Ballpoint Pen (Gold or Chrome Finish)

    Just a quick twist, and your ready to write!

    Wood Choice of: Jack Daniels, Jim Beam, Makers Mark, or Wild Turkey

    *Each pen comes with a certificate of authenticity, and a small piece of the wood used to make your reward*

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    Pledge $35 or more About $35

    *Early Backer Special*
    Choice of 1 of the following 7 Different Pen Styles

    1. Knurl GT Ballpoint Pen (Chrome, or Gun Metal Finish)
    2. Big Ben Ballpoint Pen (Gold, Brushed Satin, or Gun Metal Finish)
    3. 30 Caliber Bullet Cartridge Twist Pen (Gold, Chrome, or Gun Metal Finish)
    4. Longwood 30 Caliber Bullet Cartridge Twist Pen (Gold, Chrome, or Gun Metal Finish)
    5. 30 Caliber Bullet Cartridge Click Pen (Gold, Chrome, or Gun Metal Finish)
    6. Civil War Twist Pen(Chrome or Gun Metal Finish)
    7. Standard 30 Caliber Bolt Action Bullet Cartridge Pen (Gold, or Chrome Finish)

    Wood Choice of: Jack Daniels, Jim Beam, Makers Mark, or Wild Turkey

    *Each pen comes with a certificate of authenticity, and a small piece of the wood used to make your reward*

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    Pledge $40 or more About $40

    Choice of 1 of the following 7 Different Pen Styles

    1. Knurl GT Ballpoint Pen (Chrome, or Gun Metal Finish)
    2. Big Ben Ballpoint Pen (Gold, Brushed Satin, or Gun Metal Finish)
    3. 30 Caliber Bullet Cartridge Twist Pen (Gold, Chrome, or Gun Metal Finish)
    4. Longwood 30 Caliber Bullet Cartridge Twist Pen (Gold, Chrome, or Gun Metal Finish)
    5. 30 Caliber Bullet Cartridge Click Pen (Gold, Chrome, or Gun Metal Finish)
    6. Civil War Twist Pen(Chrome or Gun Metal Finish)
    7. Standard 30 Caliber Bolt Action Bullet Cartridge Pen (Gold, or Chrome Finish)

    Wood Choice of: Jack Daniels, Jim Beam, Makers Mark, or Wild Turkey

    *Each pen comes with a certificate of authenticity, and a small piece of the wood used to make your reward*

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    Pledge $40 or more About $40

    *Early Backer Special*
    Choice of 1
    Classic Rollerball Pen or Classic Fountain Pen

    Great for the executive in your life!

    Options for your pen
    Metal Choice of: Gold, or Chrome
    Wood Choice of: Jack Daniels, Jim Beam, Makers Mark, or Wild Turkey

    *Each pen comes with a certificate of authenticity, and a small piece of the wood used to make your reward*

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    Choice of 1
    Classic Rollerball Pen or Classic Fountain Pen

    Great for the executive in your life!

    Options for your pen
    Metal Choice of: Gold, or Chrome
    Wood Choice of: Jack Daniels, Jim Beam, Makers Mark, or Wild Turkey

    *Each pen comes with a certificate of authenticity, and a small piece of the wood used to make your reward*

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    Comfort Style Ballpoint Pen & Pencil Set

    Great Gift Idea!

    Options for your pen
    Metal Choice of: Gold, or Brushed Satin
    Wood Choice of: Jack Daniels, Jim Beam, Makers Mark, or Wild Turkey

    *Each pen comes with a certificate of authenticity, and a small piece of the wood used to make your reward*

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    Pledge $45 or more About $45

    *Early Backer Special*
    Choice of 1 of the following 6 Different Pen Styles

    1. American Patriot Twist Ballpoint Pen (Chrome, or Antique Brass Finish)
    2. Deer Hunter Bolt Action Pen (Antique Brass, or Antique Pewter Finish)
    3. Salute The Troops Bolt Action Pen (Antique Brass, or Antique Pewter Finish)
    4. Tudor Twist Pen (Antique Brass, or Antique Pewter Finish)
    5. Victorian Twist Pen (Antique Brass, or Antique Pewter Finish)
    6. Wild Card Twist Pen (Antique Brass, or Antique Pewter Finish)

    Wood Choice of: Jack Daniels, Jim Beam, Makers Mark, or Wild Turkey

    *Each pen comes with a certificate of authenticity, and a small piece of the wood used to make your reward*

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    Pledge $50 or more About $50

    Choice of 1 of the following 6 Different Pen Styles

    1. American Patriot Twist Ballpoint Pen (Chrome, or Antique Brass Finish)
    2. Deer Hunter Bolt Action Pen (Antique Brass, or Antique Pewter Finish)
    3. Salute The Troops Bolt Action Pen (Antique Brass, or Antique Pewter Finish)
    4. Tudor Twist Pen (Antique Brass, or Antique Pewter Finish)
    5. Victorian Twist Pen (Antique Brass, or Antique Pewter Finish)
    6. Wild Card Twist Pen (Antique Brass, or Antique Pewter Finish)

    Wood Choice of: Jack Daniels, Jim Beam, Makers Mark, or Wild Turkey

    *Each pen comes with a certificate of authenticity, and a small piece of the wood used to make your reward*

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    Pledge $50 or more About $50

    *Early Backer Special*
    Choice of 1 American Patriot Rollerball Pen, or American Patriot Fountain Pen

    Proud to be American!

    Options for your pen
    Metal Choice of: Chrome, or Antique Brass
    Wood Choice of: Jack Daniels, Jim Beam, Makers Mark, or Wild Turkey

    *Each pen comes with a certificate of authenticity, and a small piece of the wood used to make your reward*

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    Pledge $55 or more About $55

    Choice of 1 American Patriot Rollerball Pen, or American Patriot Fountain Pen

    Proud to be American!

    Options for your pen
    Metal Choice of: Chrome, or Antique Brass
    Wood Choice of: Jack Daniels, Jim Beam, Makers Mark, or Wild Turkey

    *Each pen comes with a certificate of authenticity, and a small piece of the wood used to make your reward*

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    1 Steampunk Bolt Action Pen

    Options for your pen
    Pen has a Antique Copper & Brass Finish
    Wood Choice of: Jack Daniels, Jim Beam, Makers Mark, or Wild Turkey

    *Each pen comes with a certificate of authenticity, and a small piece of the wood used to make your reward*

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    Pledge $210 or more About $210

    ***The Mega Early Backer Special***
    You will get 1 Keychain, 1 Pencil, and 6 Pens as described below

    1 Secret Compartment Keychain, or Cigar Punch Keychain
    1 Comfort Style Ballpoint Pen & Pencil Set
    1 Big Ben Ballpoint Pen
    1 Classic Rollerball Pen or Classic Fountain Pen
    1 Knurl GT Ballpoint Pen
    1 Deer Hunter Bolt Action Pen
    1 American Patriot Twist Ballpoint Pen

    Options for pens:
    Choice of available metal finishes
    Wood Choice of: Jack Daniels, Jim Beam, Makers Mark, or Wild Turkey

    *Each pen comes with a certificate of authenticity, and 1 full wood block of your choice*

    You will receive a survey at the end of the project where you will be able to select your options

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    Pledge $255 or more About $255

    The Mega Backer
    You will get 1 Keychain, 1 Pencil, and 6 Pens as described below

    1 Secret Compartment Keychain, or Cigar Punch Keychain
    1 Comfort Style Ballpoint Pen & Pencil Set
    1 Big Ben Ballpoint Pen
    1 Classic Rollerball Pen or Classic Fountain Pen
    1 Knurl GT Ballpoint Pen
    1 Deer Hunter Bolt Action Pen
    1 American Patriot Twist Ballpoint Pen

    Options for pens:
    Choice of available metal finishes
    Wood Choice of: Jack Daniels, Jim Beam, Makers Mark, or Wild Turkey

    *Each pen comes with a certificate of authenticity*
    *You will also receive 1 full wood block of your choice*

    You will receive a survey at the end of the project where you will be able to select your options

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    Pledge $660 or more About $660

    ***The Super Duper Crazy Awesome Early Backer Special***
    You will get 2 Keychains, 1 Pencil, and 18 Pens as described below (Just about 1 of everything)

    1 of each
    Secret Compartment Keychain, Cigar Punch Keychain, Comfort Style Ballpoint Pen & Pencil Set, Classic Twist Ballpoint Pen, Knurl GT Ballpoint Pen, Big Ben Ballpoint Pen, 30 Caliber Bullet Cartridge Twist Pen, Longwood 30 Caliber Bullet Cartridge Twist Pen, 30 Caliber Bullet Cartridge Click Pen, Civil War Twist Pen, Standard 30 Caliber Bolt Action Bullet Cartridge Pen, American Patriot Twist Ballpoint Pen, Deer Hunter Bolt Action Pen, Salute The Troops Bolt Action Pen, Tudor Twist Pen, Victorian Twist Pen, Wild Card Twist Pen, Steampunk Bolt Action Pen,
    and
    1 Classic Rollerball Pen or Classic Fountain Pen,
    and
    1 American Patriot Rollerball Pen, or American Patriot Fountain Pen

    Options for pens:
    Choice of available metal finishes
    Wood Choice of: Jack Daniels, Jim Beam, Makers Mark, or Wild Turkey

    *Each pen comes with a certificate of authenticity*
    *You will also receive 2 full wood block of your choice*

    You will receive a survey at the end of the project where you will be able to select your options

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    Pledge $750 or more About $750

    The Super Duper Crazy Awesome Backer
    You will get 2 Keychains, 1 Pencil, and 18 Pens as described below (Just about 1 of everything)

    1 of each
    Secret Compartment Keychain, Cigar Punch Keychain, Comfort Style Ballpoint Pen & Pencil Set, Classic Twist Ballpoint Pen, Knurl GT Ballpoint Pen, Big Ben Ballpoint Pen, 30 Caliber Bullet Cartridge Twist Pen, Longwood 30 Caliber Bullet Cartridge Twist Pen, 30 Caliber Bullet Cartridge Click Pen, Civil War Twist Pen, Standard 30 Caliber Bolt Action Bullet Cartridge Pen, American Patriot Twist Ballpoint Pen, Deer Hunter Bolt Action Pen, Salute The Troops Bolt Action Pen, Tudor Twist Pen, Victorian Twist Pen, Wild Card Twist Pen, Steampunk Bolt Action Pen,
    and
    1 Classic Rollerball Pen or Classic Fountain Pen,
    and
    1 American Patriot Rollerball Pen, or American Patriot Fountain Pen

    Options for pens:
    Choice of available metal finishes
    Wood Choice of: Jack Daniels, Jim Beam, Makers Mark, or Wild Turkey

    *Each pen comes with a certificate of authenticity*
    *You will also receive 2 full wood block of your choice*

    You will receive a survey at the end of the project where you will be able to select your options

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Funding period

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