After enjoying wood working for many years as a hobby, I have found that turning pens, pencils, game calls, and bowls has allowed me to hone my skills on the wood lathe. Also, as the picture shows, we discovered 'canal boating' in England a few years ago. What a wonderful vacation!
Even more enjoyable is the fact that people are willing to pay me for these products! I am proud to offer them to you as well. Rest assured that you will receive years of satisfaction from your pen or call.
I was Manager of Engineering at a large packaging company here in NE Georgia and make these products as a means of enjoying my time off and working off some of the frustration! :o) I am now retired so I have plenty of time (once the 'honey do' list is taken care of!) to make pens, pottery, and calls. Each pen is individually made by me. I don't use templates or high tech methods of duplicating the pens. To do that would reduce me to just another machine and then you might as well buy them from China! My love and (sometimes) blood go into each pen. Only kidding about the blood.
Since these pens are made from wood, you must realize that each piece of wood is different. It is very difficult to find two pieces of wood that are exactly the same, so, when you buy a pen and pencil set, there could be some differences in the grain pattern. Certainly they are the same species and I have tried to select two that are as close as possible, but they won't be identical in most cases. I'm not trying to scare you off. I'm just telling the truth that you may not hear from others. As an example, look at an oak floor and see how much each board varies from the one next to it. With that said, know that I will give you the best that I have to offer. You will NOT be disappointed!
I also have decided to devote more time to deer and duck calls, since people seem to recognize the individuality of owning hand crafted calls more than hand crafted pens! I guess it is the Wally World Syndrome at work. Why pay a lot for a pen when you can get a lot of nice Chinese made junk for the same price. :o(
Finally, you will see that I am really interested in hand made pottery and have invested quite a bit in equipment and time to 'master' the art. I put the 'master' in quotes because it is a constant learning experience but quite rewarding.