Hand Turned Pen Making
Welcome to my site about hand turned pen making and carved art treasures. I started these hobbies almost five years ago..how time flies.
It may sound strange, but I was spending too much time on my computer and not getting out enough that it was causing some health problems.
Then my doctor said, "GET A HOBBY!"
A Hobby To Live For
I've always been into woodworking, I guess because my dad was an avid woodworker. My brother and I both developed a love for working with wood and seeing what we could design and build.
I enjoyed woodworking when I was younger, and built many things as you will see later on this page.
When I started researching for a new hobby, I found that in the early 90's, a relatively new concept in woodworking had evolved: "turning pens" from a variety of different wood types and other materials. I loved the beautiful and unique pens one can craft, and decided hand turned pen making was an exciting opportunity for me. I could adapt the process so I could do it in a rolling office chair, since I have trouble standing for very long.
I don't do anything half-way (as my wife would attest), so I got the type of woodworking equipment required and jumped head over heels into my new hobby of hand turned pen making!
See My Handiwork
There was a lot of trial and error at first, but I got better and better at making pens. It was exciting to discover that, starting with just a chunk of wood, I could design something so beautiful. (Visit the Pen Gallery to see a few of my creations.)
My daughter-in-law took some pictures of my pens and pencils and sent them back to me labeled "Papa's Pens" (at that time, my two grandsons called me "Papa", now we have two granddaughters to call me papa). That gave me the idea for this website.
Everywhere I went and people saw my pens they wanted to buy them, which gave me the notion that I might share my new hobby of pen making and carving with others via the Internet.
Hand-Crafted Pens for ALL Occasions
I was amazed and interested to hear from those purchasing my hand turned custom pens and pencils or my carvings and all the various reasons they wanted them:
- Job promotions
- Client appreciation
- Just as a thank you
- Christmas gift
- Job well done
- Father's Day
- Mothers Day
- I love you
- Home or office desk set
- And many others . . .
I was surprised to hear about all these occasions where a custom hand turned pen, pencil or both is an appropriate, unique and such a personal gift.
Check Back Often
As Rome was not built in a day, neither will this website. It will grow periodically. with new handmade pens, pencils, carvings and more stuff will be added. If a particular pen or pencil has sold and you want one made in the same wood and style we can do that by just sending me a note using the contact us page.
You have the opportunity to order:pens and/or pencils by the types of materials they're made of, or well known names of pens people are familiar with. The carvings have many different themes and topics to choose from. The types of carving I do are:
- Chip Carving
- Relief Carving
- Character Carvings
- Christmas carvings
- Cane Carvings
- Heart Carvings
If you're in a business like real estate, mortgage broker or any personal services business, you can give a unique "thank you" gift to your clients. We can provide you with a custom design of your choosing. This can be purchased at a volume discount. Just contact us and let us know what your needs are.
I hope you come back and visit as often as you can, if for no other reason than to see what newly designed writing instruments and carvings I have created.
May the joy of owning a custom designed hand crafted, unique, handmade pen or pencil or carving spread to you and all your family and friends.
Pen Maker & Woodcarver
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- Wood Pens For Sale: Pen Turning at It's Finest
- Visit our wood pens for sale page and view our beautiful handcrafted pen turning pens and pencils plus other materials
- We have handcrafted bullet pens
- Take a look at the beautiful bullet pens replicas for the bullets used in the civil war and 30 caliber rifles
- Polaris pens
- Handmade Polaris pens
- Cigar Pens
- Many excutives love the feel and beauty of a Big Ben Cigar Pen
- Executive Pens
- Handcrafted executive pens
- Vintage Bottle Stoppers
- Enjoy the beauty of a variety of vintage bottle stoppers for your wine, olive oil or favorite drink.
- Wood Pen Boxes
- Bottles Beautiful wood pen boxes and bottle stopper boxes
- Ice Cream Scoops
- ice cream scoops
- Coffee Scoop
- It is very convenient to have a beautiful handcrafted coffee scoop to measure your coffee in the morning or anytime
- Magnifying Glasses
- Magnifying glasses
- Light or Fan Pulls
- Light or fan pulls
- Tools and supplies for woodworking
- Touch Stylus
- Handcrafted Touch Stylus
- Bottle Openers
- Handcrafted bottle openers
- Daves Carvings
- These are some great examples of the carving skills of Dave Stewart, you can commission him to carve for you...
- Sold Gallery
- Sold Gallery
- About Me, the Boys, and Pen Turning at its Finest!
- Learn more about me and my pen turning background in woodworking how I make custom handmade pens and pencils out of wood and other materials...
- Wooden Pencil Boxes: Protect Your Pen Turning Collection
- My wooden pencil boxes are a great place to store your collection of Papa’s Handcrafted pens. I don’t have many, but I create them with the same care that goes into my pen turning pieces themselves.
- Contact Us
- Please contact us if you have questions about ordering pen turning handmade wood pens and pencils
- Pens With Custom Clips: Personalize Pen Turning Items
- Select unique pen turning pens with custom clips for your favorite hobby or pasttime...
- Customized Pens With Custom Clips: Perfect Pen Turning Gift Ideas
- Customized pens with custom clips let you show your interests and your personal character to the world. You can choose from a wide variety of customized clips on my site.
- Types Of Materials To Create Pen Turning Products
- I use various types of materials to make pen turning handcrafted pens and pencils...
- Wood Turning: Traditional Pen Turning Pieces
- Wood turning is an ancient craft technique that has been perfected throughout the centuries. Now, you can have your own pen turning pieces and enjoy the beauty of this technique yourself.
- Woodworking: For Creating Pen Turning Products
- Woodworking is a lot more than sitting around with a pen knife carving sticks. Let me tell you more about the tools and techniques I use to make my pen turning items.
- Unique Gift Ideas: Gorgeous Pen Turning Products Delight Everyone
- My pens are wonderfully unique gift ideas. Unlike anything available from the mall, these handcrafted pen turning beauties are suitable for any occasion.
- Collectable Pens
- Collectable pens are an item of quality with a practical purpose. They hold their value and provide their owners with a valuable pen turning tool for years.
- Pen and Pencil Sets: Pen Turning Sophistication
- Pen and pencil sets are an elegant way to give a memorable and useful gift, or to treat yourself. Pen turning items can be used for all kinds of gift giving occasions.
- Papa's Blog With RSS Feed
- Papa is a pen master with hand turned wooden pens and other materials.
- Hand Made Pens
- I make a variety of pen turning hand made pens with exotic wood and other materials...
- Special Request
- Complete the special request with the number of the item you want me to make one similar