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.

Wood Pen: Roller-Ball Artisan Pen, Yew Wood

This turned wood pen is made with 10k gold Artisan Roller-ball components and yew wood. It has a thick, cigar like feel when capped, giving it a masculine look.

The Yew Tree is highly poisonous except for the red berries. It only takes 30 seeds though to kill an adult in a matter of hours. Chemotherapy drugs are derived from the Pacific yew tree. The wood has been prized throughout medieval history for use in longbows. In England it was so prized that before long there was a shortage of mature yew trees and a law was passed that every ship that came to port had to bring with it four staves for a port charge. Eventually this was increased to 10, and the law stood until guns started replacing bows for use in warfare. The wood is bright orange in the sapwood, and a deeper russet in the heartwood. Its hardness and swirling grain make it prized for woodturning, furniture, and other decorative uses.

Price as shown: $35.00

Turned Wood Pen and Pencil Set

This Turned Wood Pen and Pencil Set is made from bloodwood, and uses 10-k gold components for durability - should keep its original appearance for years of normal use. The components are the Artisan Slimline Twist Pen and Click Pencil components. This is my favorite shape for the styling of pens and pencils too - flaring wider toward the tip and end, making it look stunning and feel comfortable and balanced in the hand.

Bloodwood is actually a name for several types of reddish wood. This is the Brosimum Rubescens botanical name, and is hard and tough, with no smell at all, unless it's smoking hot, in which case it smells like coconut and sweet incense. Shavings are a striking bright red color, and it finishes nicely. Hard and strong, it's supposed to age to a deep brown color, but the finish will slow that down.

The Artisan brand components are quality stuff - they work smoothly and feel great in your hand. The set is also available in the Beaded Slimline look, with beaded gold components, in 10k gold, or in the standard Slimline but in 24k gold, or chrome. Sold individually, the pen and pencil would each be sold for $30.00. Buy them together and you can get the set for $45.00. Beaded adds $5 each, $10 for the set.