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Beautiful pens made from exotic and domestic hardwoods. Handmade, one at a time. Select your favorite wood for a personal touch.
189 backers pledged $18,308 to help bring this project to life.
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Hello and welcome! Thank you for taking the time to view my kickstarter campaign. I hope you enjoy looking at the pens I have available. This project offers you the opportunity to select your favorite pen style and wood species to craft your own personal writing instrument. You will find the backer rewards below followed by information about why I am here at kickstarter and a bit about who I am. If you would like more personal information please visit my website at amygrigg.com or view my instagram feed at _amy_grigg_

Many thanks,

-Amy

**many people have asked how they go about ordering more than one pen without paying shipping twice. simply pledge the total of both pens and as one shipping cost. when the campaign is over you will receive a survey email and you can specify your pen styles and wood choices. thank you!!!!**
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Why kickstarter? Here are a few reasons I am here at kickstarter. 

I am a self employed woodworker and spring season is a slow time for me. I have created this project to continue staying in business for myself. 50% of funding will go toward fees, taxes and materials. The remainder will be for my labor producing the work.

Kickstarter pre-ordering keeps my output of material costs and labor very specific. I don't have to keep extra inventory or produce something that isn't popular. The body of work created during this campaign is tailored to the exact needs of my backers.

Another benefit has to do with information/research. Each of the rewards listed ask you to create your own pen. To choose the style, and wood of your choice. While it is simpler for me to make what I want it doesn't poll the public and find out what is popular. This information will help narrow down the styles and woods that I will offer on my website in the future.

Lastly, I must mention the community spirit that comes from the Kickstarter experience. I have enjoyed backing kickstarter campaigns and feeling a part of the success of another creative person. I hope that my experience here connects me to many new people from across the country and maybe even the world and offers others the sense of community that I have enjoyed in the past.

About the work

The woods being offered here are in their natural state. There are no dyes or stains being used.These fine timbers are from all across the globe. I only support sustained yield harvesting so you can feel certain that I am not using material that is in danger of extinction or that is harvested in a way that is devastating to the environment from which it came.

I carefully choose the best figure, grain, and color for each and every pen. Some of the pieces of wood that will be used in this project, I have been saving and cherishing for over a decade.

There is something special about a favorite pen. They are personal. I have made many pens over the years. Each one has been made one at a time with attention, care and high standards. If you too have a love of fine pens and wish to add to your collection, begin your collection or simply have a special gift to give, then I hope you will consider contributing to this project.

About me

I am a graduate of art school and have worked in many disciplines over the years including illustration, fine bookbinding and woodworking. I have been a woodworker since 2003 and love it more each year. It is a passion and a blessing in my life.

I specialize in small items such as boxes, cutting boards, carved spoons, turned pens, and wooden bowls.

I live in Rochester NY with my two sweet dogs. This business is a one woman operation. Your support goes directly toward keeping my life moving forward. It puts food on the table and kibble in the bowl.

I sincerely thank you for taking the time to view my project.

All the best to you in your creative endeavors,

Amy, Ripley and Leo

Risks and challenges

Every investment comes with risks but in this case I believe them to be quite low. I have the equipment and the wood necessary to fulfill every reward. I have a great supplier for all of the hardware.

Were I to fall very ill or if somehow I overshoot my goal by a great deal then some orders will be later than May. If this happens, I will send out an update reporting this status and asking that people with a very pressing need request that their order be pushed to the front of the line.

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    Pledge US$ 40 or more About US$ 40

    One Gravitas pen. Ball point, cross style refill, black.

    Your choice of wood. You will be sent a survey email at the end of the project where you can specify your wood selection.

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    Pledge US$ 50 or more About US$ 50

    One Safari pen. Bolt action ball point pen, black. Parker style refill.

    Your choice of wood. You will be sent a survey email at the end of the project where you can specify your wood selection.

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    Pledge US$ 60 or more About US$ 60

    One Apex fountain pen, black ink. Magnetic cap grabs either end. Very fun.

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    Pledge US$ 60 or more About US$ 60

    One Apex rollerball pen, black ink. Magnetic cap grabs either end. So fun.

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    Pledge US$ 95 or more About US$ 95

    One steampunk ball point pen with black ink. Parker style refill.

    Your choice of wood. You will be sent a survey email at the end of the project where you can specify your wood selection.

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    Pledge US$ 105 or more About US$ 105

    Set of Three Gravitas Pens. Ball point, cross style refill, black.

    Your choice of wood. You will be sent a survey email at the end of the project where you can specify your wood selection.

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    Pledge US$ 125 or more About US$ 125

    Set of Three Safari Pens. Bolt action ball point pen, black. Parker style refill.

    Your choice of wood. You will be sent a survey email at the end of the project where you can specify your wood selection.

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    Pledge US$ 155 or more About US$ 155

    Set of Three Apex Fountain Pens. Magnetic cap, black ink.

    Your choice of wood. You will be sent a survey email at the end of the project where you can specify your wood selection.

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    Pledge US$ 155 or more About US$ 155

    Set of Three Apex Rollerball Pens. Magnetic cap, black ink.

    Your choice of wood. You will be sent a survey email at the end of the project where you can specify your wood selection.

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    Pledge US$ 250 or more About US$ 250

    Set of Three Outlier Pens. Steampunk ball point pen with black ink. Parker style refill.

    Your choice of wood. You will be sent a survey email at the end of the project where you can specify your wood selection.

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    Pledge US$ 280 or more About US$ 280

    One of each pen. Gravitas, Safari, Apex Fountain, Apex Rollerball, Outlier.

    You are welcome to have them all in the same wood as a matching set or each one different.

    Your choice of wood. You will be sent a survey email at the end of the project where you can specify your wood selection.

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