Category Archive: Writing Instruments

May 01

Casting Custom Alumilite Pen Blanks

In my last post there was a video showing the opening up and then the cutting of a block of custom poured Alumilite pen blanks. In today’s post I’m going to show how we made another block of custom pen blanks out of Alumilite. This block is a very dark blue and yellow Alumilite pour …

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Apr 24

Learned something new

Recently I learned how to create my own custom acrylic blanks and this video shows me opening up the form used, cutting the blanks and a finished pen from my first custom acrylic pour.    

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Jul 08

Day 17 and 18 of my summer of turning

I’ve had to double up days again because both my wife and I have been sick lately. Unfortunately, I gave it to her and neither of us has felt like doing much of anything. However, I did promise you on Day 16 that I had another pen to show you and here it is. This …

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Jul 06

Introducing the Yarmouth and Day 16 of my summer

Introducing the Yarmouth Twist Pen Today I would like to introduce you to a new pen. Our new pen is the Yarmouth twist pen. This pen has a smooth operating twist mechanism and takes a Parker™ style refill. The pens will be available in platinum with black titanium accents or platinum with gold titanium accents. …

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Jul 03

Taken aback and Day 13

Today’s saying Today’s saying is taken aback. When someone is taken aback today it means that they are surprised or shocked, usually by what someone has said or done to them. However, the origin of the saying is actually from a sailing term, where taken aback meant the wind had stopped pushing the boat and changed …

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Jun 29

Summer of turning Day 9

Another brief post because I’m still not feeling well. I’ve had this fountain pen done for a while and it was just waiting for pictures to be taken so that I could post it to my sites. This fountain pen features gold accents on the ends and center band. The pen also has a German …

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Jun 26

Race day and a new pen style for day 6

It’s race day I’m sitting here today watching the road race in Sonoma. I’ve been a race fan since I was a kid and watched Al Hammond and Mike Rowe battle each other at Oxford Plains Speedway in Oxford, Maine.  There were other drivers that were fun to watch too like Sam Horn and Leland …

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Jun 22

My summer, day number 2

This is day number 2 of my summer of turning. Maybe I should call this the summer in the life of a turner, what do you think? Anyways today I’m showing a beautiful pen that I just finished up. I started this pen during a demonstration at the Western Mountain Woodturners last meeting. During the …

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Aug 05

Chef’s pen or coffee pen anyone?

  I thought that I would give you a little something different to look at today. Here are a couple of pens that I just finished up. The first one is a Platinum Katahdin pen with a Chef’s hat on the upper barrel. You can read more about it here in my Etsy store.   …

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Jun 19

My shop after turning pen sets

This what my shop looked like after finishing up an order for 17 pen sets. They were all made from acrylic and each set consisted of a pen, a pencil and a letter opener. As bad as this looks about half of the acrylic shavings are in the trash can (blue object) directly behind the lathe. …

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