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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.

Slimline Pencil - Hand Turned Dyed Box Elder Burl

This is an Artisan brand slimline pencil with a custom clip in the shape of a treble clef. It is hand-turned from stabilized dyed box elder burl, and uses durable 10-k gold components. 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. This pencil is from a dyed box elder burl where they impregnate it with a colored dye. In addition to green, the dyed box elder burls are available in yellow, red, black, blue, purple, brown, and magenta.

The custom clips make these totally personal and individual, and therefore great gifts. Other shapes available are baseball, golf, tennis, football, basketball, soccer, rifle, bowling, fishing, medical, hockey, cross, or jonah (fish). This pencil was actually made by my son, Tyler, with my help for the finishing touches.

Order with a matching pen for a wood pen and pencil set.

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Wood Slimline Twist Pen: Oregon Myrtlewood and 24k Gold

This hand-turned wood slimline twist pen is made from 24k gold Artisan pen parts and Oregon Myrtlewood. Oregon Myrtlewood, also called California Laurelwood, is a hardwood with a wide variety of colors depending on the minerals in the soil where it is grown - from light tan to dark brown, olives and reds, and blacks from spalting. It is noted as one of the world's most beautiful woods.

With this particular pen, I made it as plump as the pen clip would allow, as an experiment in form. This is the double-concave rounded edges form as thick and dramatic as you can take it. It's actually quite comfortable to hold, however, and the thickness is nice if you don't like really slender pens.

As with my other 24k gold Artisan Slimline pens, $25 for this pre-made pen. Order a matching pencil for a Pen and Pencil Set.