How I Got Started

I started turning wood quite a number of years ago and only in the last 15 years or so decided this is what I want to do when I retire.  Well, I just retired in early 2021 and I'm wood turning full time now! I enjoy turning small pieces now, but have been known to dabble with new techniques and materials. One thing led to another, I ended up being relocated to Canada for work, and I started my passion again.  My pens have been sold around the world to many satisfied and repeat customers. Most of my business is through custom requests and I always make extra and sell them on Etsy and through this website.  I do not list everything I have on Etsy, so please feel free to look through my complete collection here.  With over 100 different types of acrylics, 100 different species of wood and about 2 dozen types of Tru-Stone, as well as antler, alligator jaw and shark vertebrae, I can make anything you like. 

If you see a style and a finish you like, just send me a note and I'll promptly send you a quote and shipping time.  If you would like a hand turned item with your favorite wood, acrylic, antler, etc., I can accommodate your request (This happens more than you would think).  I come out with new items all the time - recently my Shark Vertebrae pens have started selling and I am going to introduce pepper mills, salt grinders, coffee grinders and even more in the near future.

I list quite a number of products I produce and also list gift and presentation boxes, ink and replacement pen/pencil refills.  If you would like a box for your turned item (included with pens over $35), drop me a note and I can send you a revised shipping charge including the pen box.  Generally, unless otherwise noted in the listing, slim pens are shipped in a plastic pen pouch in a bubble envelope to save you on shipping costs.  Gift sets are packed in boxes and securely shipped.  Shipping from Canada is weight and dimension based, so I have limited flexibility in those charges.  If actual shipping charges are less than stated, a refund will be issued promptly for the excess shipping.