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Handmade American Patriot Pens

A while back I made the American Patriot Pens pictured above. This is a pen kit produced by Penn State Industries. Below, I will show you some pics of me making an American Patriot Pen, the acrylic one in the center. Acrylic is a different material than wood. You...

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Pen Kit Suppliers’ List

A question I’m often asked is where do I buy my pen kits. And I am always on the lookout for suppliers I don’t know about. In response to both those needs, I decided to build a list of pen kit suppliers. Wow – this has been a wonderful...

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My Catalog of Handmade Pens

I recently finished making and shipping probably a dozen handmade pens this Christmas. I don’t actively promote or advertise my pens because I do have a full time job that pays the bills and keeps my kids in college. But I will gladly make pens on request and usually...

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Handmade Pens: Gifts for Graduates

  Both of these pens strike me as perfect gifts for graduates. What a great way to reward a graduate with something classy and unique. I made both of these pens on my Jet Mini Lathe. The woods were turned and then finished with a friction polish. The pen...

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Gifts For Men

  I recently turned a discarded block of wood into the pen pictured above. It’s called the Gearshift Pen. My son has been working the last few years on a project car, his 78 Chevy Camaro. It’s a sweet car, and this is a sweet PEN! This pen, along...

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