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Last updated March 31, 2015

Custom Handmade Pens using Reclaimed wood

Custom Handmade Pens made from Reclaimed wood combining the traditional pen making process with 3D printing technology.

Custom Handmade Pens using Reclaimed wood

Custom Handmade Pens made from Reclaimed wood combining the traditional pen making process with 3D printing technology.

$2,458
pledged of $5,000pledged of $5,000 goal
33
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Tue, March 31 2015 5:09 PM UTC +00:00
Last updated March 31, 2015

About

Hi, I'm Doug, a design engineer with a passion for woodworking. I've always had an obsession with ink pens. My unique ink pens are made from materials that are intended to make a personal connection with the user.  I've designed the layout and color schemes of each pen and have chosen high quality materials.  The final outer finish of the pen is produced by using walnut oil and shellac, which is an all natural product that is made from the secretions of the lac bug found in trees. This finish creates a hard polished shell that is made to last.  Each ink pen is refillable with the common brands. If you choose to support me the refill type will be provided with your reward.

Squaring the ends of the pen blank
Squaring the ends of the pen blank
Turning the blank down using a lathe
Turning the blank down using a lathe

Combining Older Methods with New Technology

I have created new designs that combine traditional methods of wood pen construction with new 3D printing technology.  For outlines and highlights within the pens I am using 3D printed layers of PLA.  PLA (Polylactic acid) is a plastic material made from renewable resources such as corn starch.The photo below demonstrates these details.

 Project Goals

The goal of my kick starter project is to raise funds to launch an online store where I can start my business.  Money will go towards website development, trademarking fees and other associated costs.

Other funds raised will go toward upgrading production equipment and creating a safer work environment by allowing me to purchase a much needed dust collection system for my shop.

I have ideas for other products that I would like to make and sell, but I need your help by supporting me.


Backer Rewards

*Each pen uses common brand ink refills, refill information will be sent with each reward.

Game Used MLB Bat Pens

Pens made from game used bats that were broken during the game!

#1: Roller Ball Pen with Postable Matching Cap

Body of the pen is made from the bat trimmed with a white 3D printed layer and outlined in red wood. The color scheme of this pen is designed to match the leather of a baseball.

$105

#2 Twist Pen made from game used MLB
 bat trimmed in gunmetal.

$50

#3 Key Chain made from Game Used MLB bat hand turned down to the shape of a bat.

$25

WWII Crate Pens:

I have acquired an antique WWII ammo crate through an auction. These pens will be created by using the wood recycled from this crate.  My intention from this reward is to honor those that served during WWII.  Having family that served during this time and some that gave their life for our freedom gives these pens great meaning and pride.

#1: .30 Cal. Bolt Action Bullet Pen constructed with a 3D printed layer of Red, White and Blue.

$60

 #2: Bullet Pen with Wooden Case

#4: Chrome Roller Ball Pen with Non-Postable Matching Cap

Wood from the WWII crate is trimmed by a layer of Blue and finished on both sides with salvaged American Cherry Wood.

$85

*Reward Available with wooden Case-Limited

 #5: Chrome Fountain Pen with Non-Postable Matching Cap Medium Nib

•German-made two-tone nib with iridium point for smooth writing and dependable ink flow

•Comes with ink cartridge and also ink converter to load your favorite ink.

Wood from the WWII crate is trimmed by a layer of Blue and finished on both sides with salvaged American Cherry Wood.

$110

*Available with wooden Case-Limited

Reclaimed Wood Pens:


#1:Chrome Roller Ball Pen with Non-Postable Matching Cap

Pen is constructed from Walnut and Maple that has been salvaged from the mountains of northeastern Kentucky. Trimmed in a layer of 3D printed White PLA.

$75

*Available with wooden Case-Limited

 #2:Chrome Fountain Pen with Non-Postable Matching Cap Medium Nib

•German-made two-tone nib with iridium point for smooth writing and dependable ink flow

•Comes with ink cartridge and also ink converter to load your favorite ink.

$95

Pen is constructed from Walnut and Maple that has been salvaged from the mountains of northeastern Kentucky. Trimmed in a layer of 3D printed White PLA.

*Available with wooden Case-Limited

#3: Walnut Wood Twist Pen

$45

 #4 Pecan Wood Twist Pen Trimmed in Gunmetal. This is a beautiful writing instrument.

$55

#5 Slimline style Pen made from Hickory

$35

Packages:

Set of The Gent II's from both reclaimed wood and WWII Ammo Case

You get the Fountain Pen and the Rollerball versions

$330

 Roller ball Set of Gent II's

You get all 3 styles

$255

Risks and challenges

I don't foresee running into any major problems once my project is funded.
I already have gathered a substantial amount of wood for the products; with that being said depending on the popularity of my project I may have to gather more wood which would slow down the delivery of backer rewards.

Equipment I'm using for this project is in good condition but it's the most efficient that can be used. If funded I will be upgrading this equipment and acquiring it will be based on availability and delivery time out of my control.

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    For a $20 donation I will mail you a signed Thank You Letter for your support.

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    Walnut Twist Pen trimmed in Brushed Chrome

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    Bullet Pen made from WWII ammo crate. Trimmed with 3d Printed Red, White and Blue

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    Rollerball Pen with Non-Postable Cap
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    Bullet Pen made from WWII ammo crate. Trimmed with 3d Printed Red, White and Blue
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Funding period

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