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.

Turned Wood Pen and Pencil Set - Beaded Slimline

This Turned Wood Pen and Pencil Set is made from Walnut and Kingwood, and uses 10-k gold components for durability - should keep its original appearance for years of normal use. The components are the Artisan Slimline Beaded Twist Pen and Click Pencil components.

Walnut wood is hard, dense, tight-grained, and polishes to a smooth finish. Cutting it on the lathe is like carving chocolate. It smells kind of sour when cut - I guess that keeps me from wanting to put the shavings on my ice cream... It can vary in color from creamy white sapwood to deep brown heartwood. It's long been a favorite for gun stocks, and also popular for guitar bodies. Kingwood, also called Violetwood or Violete, is from a slender low tree native to Brazil. It is called kingwood because in the 18th and 19th century it was a favorite wood of French kings for their furniture. It is fairly rare, and its fine texture and stability makes it a prized wood for inlay work, wood turning, and fancy accessories.

The Artisan brand components are quality stuff - they work smoothly and feel great in your hand. The set is also available in the standard Slimline look, without the beaded gold components, in 10k gold, 24k gold, or chrome. Sold individually, the pen and pencil would each be sold for $35.00. Buy them together and you can get the set for $55.00.

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