A Thing Of Beauty is a Joy Forever!
the woodturning of Jason Smith R.P.T.
Pens will normally be mailed within 7 days of an order being received, in the unlikely event I have a supply issue with wood etc, I will contact you immediately to discuss options.
About my Handmade Wood Pens
All pens have refills which are commercially available from most high street stationers or online.
My handmade wood pens are an ideal Christmas gift or birthday present. All pens come in an attractive velvet box, ready for presentation to that special person!
What Makes My Handmade Pens Special?
When I am making your wooden pen it's not "just another pen". It is something that is often bought as a gift for a loved one, they will hold it, look at it and use it every day! So I have to be happy when it leaves my workshop that it feels right, that it looks right, that it will be a pleasure to use every day and that it will last!
The Technical Bit:
Your handmade gift is going to be used every day - so I will never use a finish that doesn't last; I only use melamine or acrylic gloss to produce a really hard wearing finish, on top of that I use a special microcrystalline wax (the same one the National Trust use in their properties), this protects the finish and gives a resistance to the oils and acids that are naturally found in your skin.
For me to be happy with your wood pen I don't just stop sanding at 400 grit (as many turners do) I sand the pens down to 12,000 grit - that is the same grade that optical glasses are polished with! So your handmade pens really do have a "mirror finish"!
Your handmade pen can be made from any of the following:
An Indigenous hardwood like Oak, Ash, Laburnam, etc, I am even happy to make pens from branches of your favourite garden shrub!
An Exotic hardwood like Mahogany
A stabilised Hardwood - such as the stunning Buckeye Burr pen below.
A Range of Acrylics such as the Yellow Swirl pen below.
Got another idea? - click to ask me ! I may be able to oblige!
Ball point - such as the indigenous hardwood pens below. An attractive, smooth action, twist pen. available in gold or chrome plating (please note these are not the cheap, thin plated pens you will see on some other sites), they write nicely and are pleasure to hold in the hand. £12 each
Rollerball pens - such as the "Barron", "Junior Gentleman" or more delicate "Sedona". From the moment you pick these pens up you know that you have a quality product in your hands. Beautifully weighted and an absolute joy to write with. In a quality gold or chrome finish. £20 each
Fountain pens - The Ultimate in quality and luxury! Nibs and accents are available in Gold, Rhodium or Titanium. These pens are the very finest quality German engineering. Please contact me to discuss your specifications, I require a lead-time of approximately 8 weeks on orders for fountain pens, payment is in advance and prices start at £60