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Chakte Viga and Acrylester FP

Another commission. The thin stripes turned out nicely. I’ll have to try that again.


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Box Elder Burl Nouveau Sceptre RB

I decided to make the cap on this slightly narrower than normal. The tapered cap is very nice looking, but can feel slightly unbalanced when the cap is posted. I haven’t decided which I like better.


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Figured Black Walnut Tycoon Rolling Ball


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Mexican Bocote


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Spalted Maple with Buckeye Burl Rolling Ball


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African Padauk Rolling Ball

Eventually I will try to post little video clips of some of these pens, because until you can turn this wood in the light and see how the cat’s eye effect of the grain shimmers you can only get an idea of how beautiful this wood is. The second picture gives the best idea of what I’m talking about. That’s true for most of the pens that are turned diagonally or on the end-grain. I’ll see what I can do as far as posting clips that are large enough to be worth seeing and small enough that they won’t take a half hour to download.


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Mexican Redheart Fountain Pen

I just bought a half dozen pieces of this. It’s quarter sawn Mexican Redheart with some beautiful twist to the grain. If I can get more I will, so if you’d like something particular out of this wood let me know. For instance I’d be happy to make a pen/pencil set out of it.

One thing to mention about Mexican Redheart: If it’s exposed to UV rays the red color will gradually fade to a brown or tan. It’ll still look great, but if you want to keep the red color, then it’s best to keep it in a sleeve or box when not in use.


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Buckeye Burl Nouveau Sceptre RB

These are top quality innards in a beautiful piece of buckeye burl. Hefty, but not over-sized, the diameter is not monstrous and feels very nice in the hand. I will definitely make more of these pens.


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Amboyna Burl Fountain Pen


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Buckeye Burl Tycoon Rolling Ball

The innards of this pen are what make it a Tycoon. The threads are very smooth, the weight is satisfying, the hardware in general is just that extra bit more… solid. Hence the extra cost. Personally I think it’s well worth it. Suffice to say that no matter who you are you will feel the difference.


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Thuya Burl Set


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Tamboti Rolling Ball

Simple and elegant. Beautiful grain in a very fine hard wood. A perfect executive gift.


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Cocobolo and Acrylester Rolling Ball


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South American Boxwood

I love finding pieces of wood that are scrap to most other people. This piece of boxwood was cut off the end of a beautiful, clean board and had such a wonderful twist to the grain that I grabbed it immediately. You can see a bit of a crack in the photos. That is the down side to using twisty wood like this, but I have to live with that. I think it’s well worth it. I put a shell finish over all, so I guess I consider things like that “features” rather than “flaws”. Maybe that’s my inner PR person talking?









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Lignum Vitae and Acrylic

Time was that I would have thought that acrylic is simply a manufactured material without inherent character. This is decidedly not true. I have almost as much fun picking through pieces of acrylic as I do with pieces of wood. Every once in a while in the midst of a stack of miscellaneous pieces you’ll find one that has particularly nice movement inside it. This one to me looked like a great satellite photo. My wife says it’s ocean. I guess that’s not so much a disagreement as a difference in scale. 3 feet away can look similar to 3 miles away in the right weather.







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Maple, Cocobolo and Acrylic

I like how this one turned out. Maple isn’t a typical wood for me to use. It’s quite understated lets the cocobolo and acrylic really stand out.


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Ash and Brazilian Rosewood

This falls under the category “feature” in my book. When I see a knot in a piece of wood I can’t help but wonder what kind of grain is inside it. This is actually split through in the middle part and you can see brass in one spot. If that bothers you I’d be willing to make you a pen out of pure, clean wood, but if you’re like me a piece like this can be more beautiful than the flawless piece. I’m sure this is all just a metaphor for the nature of humanity, but I’ll leave that for someone else.


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Royal Bengal

Actually this is Zebrawood, but as soon as I showed it to my wife Gail she said, “Bengal Tiger!” I’d been thinking along the lines of a royal sash, so… it’s a Royal Bengal. I’ll definitely play with this combination again.


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Vitiated Cocobolo Set

I had thought this piece of Cocobolo simply had some marks on the side of it. I was pleased to see that they were actually running through the piece. I guess it’s just who I am, that these are the finds that make me happy. I have probably two more pens worth of this, so I will likely make another set of these.


Vitiated Cocobolo Set


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Bubinga w/ Chakte Viga Fountain Pen


Bubinga w Chakte Viga FP


Bubinga Ballpoint w/ Chain Inlay


Bubinga w Chain


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Curly Maple w/ Various Inlay

I love curly maple. Curly anything is beautiful. Unfortunately most curly maple has “curls” that are too big for my uses. The kind of wood that would make a gorgeous dresser or table, but a piece small enough to make a pen out of wouldn’t show any wave. This happened to be a nice tight piece. I’ll have to try another photo, but in the lower shot you can see a bit of the movement in the wood. The inlays are Chakte Viga, Cocobolo, Mexican Redheart, Mahogany and Katalox.


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Goncalo Alves Rolling Ball


Goncalo Alves Rolling Ball


Diagonal Cocobolo Twist Pen


Diagonal Cocobolo Twist Pen


Capri Rolling Ball in both Lacewood and Zebrawood


Capri Rollerball in Lacewood and Zebrawood


Curly Koa Twist Pen

Koa is a favorite wood of mine. A Hawaiian wood, it is used fairly often for guitars and ukeleles. The two electric basses that I play both have Curly Koa tops. If you are familiar with the stone Tiger Eye you know what this stuff looks like in person. It seems like you are looking right into the wood. I will definitely be making more items out of Koa, at least when I have gotten enough of Cocobolo, my current addiction.


Curly Koa Twist Pen


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Diagonal Cocobolo Pencil


Diagonal Cocobolo Pencil


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Pau Ferro & Cocobolo Pencil


Pau Ferro, Cocobolo Pencil


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Cocobolo Pencil w/ Rhodium Plate


Cocobolo w/ Rhodium Plate


Cocobolo and Spanish Cedar Ballpoint



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Moon and Stars in Ebony


Ebony, Yellow Heart, Acrylic


Prince Edward Island Pen


Prince Edward Island Pen


Seaside Pen


Seaside Pen


This is a combination of cocobolo and acrylic that turned out quite nicely.

Ebony, Yellowheart, Acrylic Rolling Ball


Ebony, Yellowheart, Acrylic Rolling Ball (some flaws)


Curly Eucalyptus Ballpoint


Curly Eucalyptus Ballpoint w/ Sculpted Hardware. This has a very nice weight.


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Woven Inlay Fountain Pen


Bubinga with Cocobolo and Chakte Viga inlay


Red-, Purple-, Yellowheart


Red, Purple and Yellow Heart


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Cocobolo Rolling Ball


From a single piece of Cocobolo. Lustrous grain.


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Diagonal Cocobolo Fountain Pen


Diagonal Cocobolo