One of today's most innovative pen makers. Don
fabricates his own pen blanks using the most unusual, unique and talked
about materials available today. Examples include
rattlesnake, company logos, antler, rifle cartridge and arrow shafts.
Take a moment and visit his website.
Special requests are always considered.
Larry Fox has combined the ancient craftsmanship of woodturning
with the modern art of woodturning to produce uniquely creative and
functional pieces. You may use his bowls and vases as center
pieces of artistic conversation or you may simply use them.
Woodturning by Jim Davies
The Treen Shop
John lives in Larkspur, CO and is an avid turner who has a special
affinity for creating boxes. John also creates pens, bowls,
platters and a host of other turned pieces. He has studied under
Richard Raffin, Dick Sing, Kip Christensen, Ray Key, and Soren Berger,
to name a few. He is totally dedicated to his work and it shows in
his work. John is also an accomplished wood carver. You are
cordially invited to visit his website when you have the opportunity to
Ed lives in Colorado Springs, CO and is a very creative wood artist.
He makes pens, bottle stoppers, yo-yo's (naturally) and many other
products. He is another artist who thinks 'outside the box' and
his work demonstrates his incredible talent. Ed is also the
moderator for the Yahoo! Bottle Stopper Group. When you
have the opportunity check out his website. Lots of neat stuff can
be found there!
Another talented wood artist who "thinks
outside of the box". Handmade pens and pencils by turned from exotic and
domestic woods and other materials. Jim creates pens that are
creative and unusual as well as beautiful.
Roger Dismore is a custom pen maker from Texas. Roger started
making pens ten years ago, and enjoys crafting his own custom shapes and
working with drawings sent to him by customers from all over the world.
Roger has some unusual "closed-end" turned pens with no external
hardware shown on his "gallery" page, and he has worked with all woods,
acrylics, celluloid's and deer antler.
J. Paul Fennell
Paul Fennell is one of
the most talented and gifted woodturners I have ever had the pleasure of
meeting. A fellow Arizonan, Paul has created a niche for himself
through his intense and precise woodturning techniques combined with
highly intricate wood carving. His work is absolutely beautiful.
Take a moment to visit his website and you will see why he is considered
to be "One of The Best".
Paul is also the source for burs and other tooling used for rotary
Ben spent twenty years as a talent agent in Hollywood. In order to
spend more time with his family, he gave up the fast paced life as a
talent agent and created what would become one of the top selling
software programs for talent agencies.
Two years ago, Ben moved his family 30 miles away to the small foothill
community of Sierra Madre, California. The basement of the new
house became the woodworking workshop he had always dreamed of.
What started as turning magic wands for his son’s Harry Potter eighth
birthday party has “turned” into a successful business making
handcrafted wood pens and bottle stoppers. His pens are available
online and in several local gift stores and pharmacies. Ben prides
himself on his workmanship and customer service.
Joe is originally from Brooklyn, NY but has made Charlotte, NC his
home since 1992. He started his woodworking hobby several
years ago and has now dedicated his two car garage to the craft.
Joe turns some fine pens and bottle stoppers in his spare time.
If you visit Joe’s site and purchase something as a gift, please be
sure to let him know how the gift is received! He finds no
greater pleasure than hearing that someone appreciated one of his
handcrafted works of art.
Wood Crafts By Reed
Reed has been turning pens for the past couple of years
and he also makes some of the most beautiful candy dispensers from local
woods found in this area (mesquite, desert ironwood, etc.). His
website is new and his pens are selling extremely well. We are now
claiming Reed as a dependent since he spends so much time here.
Woodturning by Bob Keyes
Handmade pens, pencils and other beautiful creations
by Classic Impressions. Hand turned from exotic and domestic woods and
other materials. Beautiful work by a very talented turner.
Bob does it all! Bob also carries Private Reserve Ink in all 28
glorious colors. If you are a fountain pen enthusiast here is
where you can find that special colored ink for your pens.
Wappingers Wood Working
Rich is a very capable
artist who has, along with with the eye for style and form, the ability
to craft a handmade pen that would exceed anyone's expectations.
He is a total perfectionist at what he does and nothing leaves his shop
that isn't the very best that he can do. Richard's pens are
writing instruments that will and can be handed down as family
heirlooms. All components are made of the finest materials and his
skill and attention to detail are second to none.
Vicki, Chuck and
Larry recently created an American based small business in
Michigan that produces hand crafted, unique items and
collectibles. They take great pride in ‘Made in the USA’. All of
their suppliers are US based small businesses. Chuck and Larry
are artistic wood and fabrication craftsmen with years of
turning, wood working, carving and material / metal
fabrication. Vicki also is learning the craft and has made
several unique pieces. They custom pour poly-resin for Wine
Stoppers for “one off” themes. They craft a wide range of
products. Larry is a Veteran, Semper Fi (1959-1963) serving in
Vietnam. Check out their new web-site.
Island Chimes & Crafts
Island Chimes & Crafts is
locally owned and operated by Mike and Claire Lenton of Nanaimo BC.
The combination of Mike who is an experienced craftsman with meticulous
attention to detail and Claire who has an attractive artistic flair,
form a perfect couple producing the outstanding quality Pens &
Island Chimes & Crafts.
As The Wood Turns
Emory McLaughlin has been woodturning since September
1998. A full-time, stay-at-home father of two, Emory spends many evening
hours in his workshop, perfecting his woodturning skills. He attended
the Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts located in Gatlinburg Tennessee
on a scholarship in June 2000. He has recently started showing his work
in galleries and at craft shows. Emory has chosen to be an artist
because it allows him to be home with his children. All Emory's pieces
are hand turned on a wood lathe. He enjoys this medium because he can
start with a simple log and transform it into a beautiful piece of art.
He likes to allow the wood to decide the final shape. The grain will
many times dictate the final shape of the piece. Most of the wood he
uses is salvaged or storm damaged wood from several sources. He prefers
to use wood that is native to the South.
Scott has been a crafting hobbyist since childhood,
creating from metal, wood, and plastic. He tried pen making as a fun
diversion from his real job as a computer network engineer and that
one-time diversion is now a vocation all its own.
Creating something that is beautiful, whether it be a pen,
a box, a piece of furniture, or something else, is a matter of pride. Seeing
friends sincerely impressed by the quality, look and feel of these fine
writing instruments is a source of immense satisfaction for him.
His reputation, craftsmanship, and pride are each
represented by the finished product. He is, therefore, very quality
conscious from start to finish, and is very selective about what is allowed
to represent himself. If he is not satisfied by a particular pen or
pencil, it is remade.
Scott is very confident that you will be happy with the pen
or pencil that is created for you. He looks forward to providing you with
something that you will cherish for years.
Paul Porter Woodturning
Paul Porter is a guy who just loves wood!
Most of his pieces are created out of 'found' wood (wood discovered in
piles of firewood, cut & abandoned trees, etc.). His style leans
towards the traditional Indian forms that were originally created in
clay. Paul has an eye for detail, form and his work is
something to be admired. Take a moment to view some exceptional
work created by someone who truly appreciates the natural beauty in just
about any species of wood that you can imagine.
Tom is a retired Marine Warrant Officer and he is the
culprit who actually got me into woodturning. I've never forgiven
him for that and neither has my wife!
Tom turns a multitude of different objects and is very active on the
craft market circuit. Looking for something out of the ordinary?
Tom probably has it.
Woodturning by Paul
Paul has come a long
way and is
producing some beautiful work. He offers many different species of
wood in many specialized designs and welcomes special orders. Take
a look at what a talented woodturner can do.
Woodturning by Malcolm Tibbetts
Malcolm Tibbetts is
a segmented woodturning artist whose work resides in many prestigious
collections around the world. Recently, he has experimented with
using pen blank material as a component in his segmented work.
After more than thirty years in the ski industry, Malcolm now pursues
his wood art passion fulltime in South Lake Tahoe, CA. He is also
the author of the highly acclaimed book, “The Art of Segmented Wood
Sean has lived in Arizona for 26 years now and comes from the Catskill
Mountains area in New York. He specializes in hollow form turning
as well as in traditional bowls. Take a moment when you have time
to 'walk' through his gallery. A lot of talent is on display!
PenWorks - A unique pen store that
started out as a hobby, that turned into a more serious hobby.
Owner/turner Anthony Turchetta has always had a passion for fine pens
and wood working. "When my sons bought me a lathe as a gift, I put up my
table saw and began an addiction for creating fine writing instruments.
My pen shop carries an inventory of about 800 fine pens. About 2/3rds of
the inventory is my own work (Penchetta) and I also stock other fine
pens from Delta, Nettuno, Lamy, Krone, Marlen and others. Having a
pen store in my office is a great way to break up the days work. Please
stop by and see us."
This is his car....
Counseling has not helped.....