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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.

Brazilian Rosewood European Wood Pen - Tactile Rubber Finish

Made from Brazilian Rosewood, this hand-turned European-style twist pen included rubberized black "tactile" components and a turned grip.
Brazilian Rosewood is a tall tree that reaches as high as 130 feet and 40 inches in diameter. This species grows in coastal regions. Brazilian Rosewood has many beautiful looks, from Red, Brown, Purples and Oranges. Heartwood usually varies from chocolate brown to violet brown with violet and black streaks, while sapwood is lighter. Older trees tend to dull saw blades, but this wood turns well on the lathe. A prized wood for both turnery and carving. It has a rose-like fragrance when worked. Used for decorative veneers, musical instrument parts, fine furniture, cabinets, piano cases, fancy turnery, marquetry, and knife handles. It's very very popular for classical guitars because of its unique resonance. It's supposedly the "Holy Grail" of Acoustic Flat top back and side woods. Tonally it is considered by many as the best wood out there, it has a glass-like tap tone. Brazilian is no longer legally exported from Brazil (protected similar to Ivory and Tortoise shell) so it is very rare and very expensive.
Price for this pen: $30.00

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