Waiting List Information

All my woodwork is custom made, after you place your order. Wait times vary depending on my workload and the intricacy of the item you order - anywhere from two weeks to several months. Please contact me before placing your order if you have any questions. Thanks!

Custom-Made Hand-Turned Wood Pens

Design your own hand-turned wood Artisan Pen or Pencil, using this four-step process, or pick from the completed projects shown on this page, subject to availability. Prices shown are for pens in stock - special orders may be subject to an additional cost for materials shipping.

Box Elder Burl and 10k Gold Slimline Pen

This Box Elder Burl and 10k Gold Slimline Pen is made with with 10k Gold Artisan brand parts for quality and durability - this pen will last a lifetime. I think this pen turned out so beautifully - made from Box Eelder Burl, giving it variations in color and marbled grain patterns, and The curved profile, according to my friend Kami, looks like a voluptuous woman. Go Kami!

The Box Elder tree is a variety of maple tree, also known as Boxelder Maple and Maple Ash. A small, fast-growing, and short-lived tree, it has generally weak wood with little use commercially, except for the burls, which have beautiful coloring and grain patterns. Creamy white to dark brown to yellow, red, and even vivid pink in places, the hard burls make for beautiful turnings. They don't come cheap though, and the irregular wood requires attention to fill voids and turn it without breakage. For the pen shown, due to the special attention the burl requires and the high-quality 10k gold parts, I would charge $30. Order a matching pencil for a Pen and Pencil Set.

No comments: