FAQ

How do you make these awesome pens?

The pens are made from various materials and how each is made depends on the material.  In general, the pens are either a wood or acrylic or a combination of the two.  Most of the pens start out as what is called a blank.  A blank is a square piece of wood or acrylic that is approx. 3/4" X 3/4" X 5".  The blank is then cut down to the appropriate length and a hole is drilled through the middle of it.  Once the hole is drilled, a brass tube is mounted inside the hole and the ends are squared and flushed even with the tube.  The piece is then mounted on a lathe which spins between 900 and 4,000 rpm.  Very sharp chisels are then used to shape the material to fit the pen type.  Once the shape is formed, the piece is then meticulously sanded and polished.  Once complete, the piece (called a barrel) is mounted on a pen kit and prepared for market.

How long does it take to make a pen?

The time spent on each pen varies but a simple pen can be created in as little as one hour or a complex pen may take as much as 5-8 hours to complete.  If the blank is also handmade in my shop, this can take an additional time ranging from 1 day to even as much as a year to prepare!  Woods must be dried and sometimes stabilized.  Acrylics and hybrids are cast under pressure and allowed to cure.

​How do you make the metal parts of the pens?

 

Simply put... I don't.  The pen parts are part of a kit that I purchase.  The part that I make is the body of the pen.  This can be made from many types of material, including, but not limited to, wood, acrylic, antler, resin, hybrid, poly clay, laser cut inlay, etc.  The possibilities are almost endless.  Have an idea?  Let's talk about it and see what can be done!

 

Can I place a custom order?

 

Of course!  I try to have a selection of pens in inventory that are available for immediate purchase but many of my pens are custom orders.  Each pen type has multiple variations 

 

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