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Quality handmade pens made from exotic hardwoods and other elegant materials
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I  have loved working with wood since I was young.  My grandfather had a shop I loved going over and building projects. I always cherished the finished product.  Even more than the project, I cherished the time with my grandfather. 

I am now at a place in my life where I can have a shop of my own.  I love working on the lathe.  Turning pens is a great way to use small pieces of exotic wood to make a beautiful finished product.  

I also make my own French Polish and wax blends.  I finish each pen with my artisan French Polish and a blend of beeswax and carnauba wax.  This method brings out the unique natural beauty in each piece of wood.  It keeps the natural color and highlights the grain in each piece.

I am doing this project to build my shop and experience as a craftsman.  This will enable me to do more and bigger projects in the future.  I would like to be able to offer hand turned pens, bowls, baseball bats and other projects made from beautiful exotic and domestic wood. 

Purple Heart
Purple Heart
Padauk
Padauk
Desert Iron
Desert Iron
Acrylic
Acrylic
Marble wood
Marble wood
Zebra wood
Zebra wood

Risks and challenges

It is always a challenge when working with wood. There are times when a piece is almost done and it comes apart. Working on a lathe takes skill and practice. Some of the chisels and gouges take many hours of practice to master them. If they are not used with proper technique a project can be ruined. I have an expert wood turner I work with who helps me with technique. I can go to him for advise when struggling with a piece.

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    You will receive a pen of random exotic wood and color combination. These are all twist style pens using a Parker gel refill.
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    Custom wood Pen - You will be able to design the pen you want. You will choose the color- copper, gold, silver, or gunmetal. You will also get to choose an exotic hardwood- desert iron wood, padauk, purple heart, cocobolo, goldfield burl and more. These are all twist style pens using a Parker gel refill.
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    Custom Laser Engraved wood Pen - You will be able to design the pen you want. You will choose the color- copper, gold, silver, or gunmetal. You will also get to choose an exotic hardwood- desert iron wood, padauk, purple heart, cocobolo, goldfield burl and more. You can then choose to engrave your initials into your one of a kind pen. These are all twist style pens using a Parker gel refill.
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    Early bird special. The first 5 people to take advantage of this special will receive a pen with a random selection of exotic hardwood and accent colors. These pens are quality built and use a Parker style refill.
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