win a steampunk pen

Win a Steampunk Pen


I love this Steampunk Pen kit from Penn State Industries. Read this excerpt from the catalog telling about the Steampunk kit:

Here’s a pen kit straight out of Victorian science fiction and the industrialized 19th century. The Steampunk genre has reignited a love of old fashioned materials and is all about mixing the old and new, fusing the usability of modern technology with the design aesthetic and philosophy of the Victorian age.

The design incorporates 24 small flat head screws which wrap around the pen. It features a replica Gatling machine gun barrel. The pen advances and retracts the ink refill by means of the popular bolt action mechanism. The plating on this pen is antique copper and brass chrome.

I used Bocote wood which is a beautiful exotic wood found in Mexico and Central America. It’s a very hard and durable wood. The pen uses a Parker Style refill, readily available in office supply stores.

The retail value of this pen is $70.

Check out the Rafflecopter Entry form below to enter this contest. No purchase is necessary, and I will ship the pen to you free of charge.

If you are a do-it-yourselfer you can learn how to make this pen visiting my Instructable: Make a Steampunk Pen (NO Lathe Required)

Good luck with the giveaway! And thanks for participating.

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74 comments on “Win a Steampunk Pen

  1. Zenetta

    I love crochet because it is relaxing and it is something that I have been doing since I was a little girl. I love the idea of taking plain yarn and turning it into a small work of art.

  2. Julie G

    Very nice!

  3. John Orr

    Love your creativity Scott! Great stuff.

    1. Scott Johnson

      Thanks, John!

  4. Edward Cypher

    Awesome pen!! Haven’t figured out how to enter the contest but would love to win this pen.

    1. Scott Johnson

      Edward … Are you having problems entering the contest through Rafflecopter? What’s it doing when you try to enter?

      1. Ben

        the contest doesnt load it just keeps spinning but never pops up

        1. Scott Johnson

          Try refreshing the page and see if that helps.

  5. John

    Fantastic craftsmanship! I like doing bolt actions and just got some supplies for steam punk making, but this has me even more ecited to get real creative! !

  6. Kimberly Hilbert

    My favorite craft is cross stitch because I can’t draw worth anything, but by doing one X at a time I make a lovely picture. It’s so satisfying.

    Love the steampunk pen. I really enjoy the Steampunk aesthetic.

    1. Scott Johnson

      Thanks for sharing about your cross stitch hobby.

  7. nickie

    Very cool!

  8. Ann Fantom

    I like scrapbooking because it helps me keep my photos organized.

    1. Scott Johnson

      Scrapbooking seems to be very popular these days. Thanks for sharing.

  9. Debbi Wellenstein

    I don’t do crafty things, because I have not talent for crafts! I do read a lot.

    1. Scott Johnson

      Reading is a great hobby. I do a lot of that myself.

  10. Jennifer Heintz

    My favorite hobby is gardening. When younger I enjoyed beading. Great pen!!

    1. Scott Johnson

      Thanks! My dad is an avid gardener and beekeeper

  11. Anonymous

    I enjoy crocheting. My Grandmother and Mother both taught me so I am continuing the legacy.

    1. Scott Johnson

      Nice to hear! My mother-in-law enjoys it and my grandmother enjoyed it.

  12. Jill H

    I like drawing or painting, but I like scrapbooking too, It is just fun to create.

  13. Crystal S

    I love to crochet blankets even though I haven’t done it in awhile. It is relaxing and I love having a snuggly blanket afterwards.

    1. Scott Johnson

      My mother-in-law crotchet me a Georgia Tech blanket. It was a warm blanket too.

  14. Holden Humphreys

    Woodworking is my favorite craft.

    1. Scott Johnson

      Awesome to hear! We have something in common.

  15. Mary Beth Elderton

    My Hubz is a woodworker/cabinet maker. His job is as engineer at a cabinet shop, but his hobbies include art and drawing. He would love this gorgeous pen!

    1. Scott Johnson

      Very cool! My uncle was a cabinet maker.

      1. Mary Beth Elderton

        It *is* very cool! It gives him a great appreciation for real craftsmanship. The downside is that I don’t get to throw together the cool Ikea hacks or just put some paint on something. lol 🙂

  16. Wehaf

    My favorite hobby is reading, because it opens up new worlds. The only craft I really know is crocheting; I do enjoy making things.

  17. Danielle Golden

    I like to cook, bake, and knit.

    1. Scott Johnson

      Nice hobbies!

  18. Richard Hicks

    My favorite hobby is aquariums. I love the serenity and breeding the fish.

    1. Scott Johnson

      That’s my wife’s hobby. We have about a 30 gallon aquarium.

  19. c.m

    i like working with pastels.

    1. Scott Johnson

      Sounds very creative.

  20. anna powell

    I love to garden

    1. Scott Johnson

      A great get your hands dirty and get outside hobby!

  21. Amanda P

    I love crochet and quilling! They are so relaxing and you can do something easy or something very difficult.

    1. Scott Johnson

      Relaxation is such a great benefit of having a hobby.

  22. Morgan Watson

    My favorite hobby is soap making. I’m still new at it, but I love using different oils and herbs in my soaps to make them very nourishing.

    1. Scott Johnson

      Sound like a cool hobby!

  23. Sara S

    My favorite craft is cross stitch. The patterns are getting better than they used to be (cats, so many cats). It’s easy and looks good.

    1. Scott Johnson

      Thanks! That seems to be a popular hobby!

  24. Meghan B

    Love to knit!

    1. Scott Johnson

      The closest I’ve come to knitting or weaving is paracord projects. I realize it’s not the same as knitting, but I can imagine that knitting is very relaxing.

  25. Meghan B

    Love to knit!

  26. Bridgette Kolesarwilliams

    I am not much of a crafter, but I do alot of creative writing. Also, much traveling.

    1. Scott Johnson

      I love writing as well. What a great craft!

  27. Douglas Houston

    I love to BBQ and make my own rubs and sauces

    1. Scott Johnson

      BBQ sounds fabulous. My favorite is to smoke a pork shoulder.

  28. Brittney House

    I love scrap booking because it’s a fun way to remember the past.

    1. Scott Johnson

      Thanks for sharing! A very popular hobby.

  29. Rosanne

    I like to decorate and stage homes

    1. Scott Johnson

      Cool! Thanks for your comment!

  30. Monique Rizzo

    I love scrapbooking!! Thank you for the chance.

    1. Scott Johnson

      You are welcome! Thanks for participating.

  31. Stephanie Liske

    I like making picture albums for my kids sports.

    1. Scott Johnson

      That’s cool! Building memories!

  32. Susan Chester

    I love to try exotic recipes. It’s so fun to surprise my family with fun new foods!

    1. Scott Johnson

      Trying new recipes sounds like a wonderful hobby! I’m a BBQ kind of guy myself and love trying new things on the grill.

  33. Erica B.

    I like crocheting because it’s relaxing.

    1. Scott Johnson

      It does sound relaxing. I asked my daughter what she was crocheting this weekend and she corrected me by saying she was knitting. I guess that shows how much I know about the hobby 🙂

  34. Danielle

    I love making light creations out of mason jars.

    1. Scott Johnson

      That sounds very creative! And a good way to repurpose some mason jars.

  35. Lisa V.

    I like working with pastels because I like being creative.

    1. Scott Johnson

      Nice hobby! My daughter loves to paint and draw.

  36. Lauren Griffith

    Crafting is not one of my strong suits, but I do scrapbooking 🙂

  37. Mary

    Lovely! There’s just something about objects that are both functional and decorative! I love doing crochet, because I like turning yarn into something. Especially during the winter, when I can make cozy caps and scarves.

  38. Aaron

    I like to color with crayons to express my imagination without words.

  39. Anonymous

    my favorite craft hobby is making Christmas ornaments, its fun and useful too

  40. Danielle Magee

    My favorite craft is scrapbooking to enjoy our family memories with others.

  41. Jennifer M.

    I like to paint because it is creative and relaxing.

  42. stephanie baker

    I’ve always enjoyed photography because it is an excuse to get out & do something that isn’t necessarily productive & have fun. Nature trails, soccer games, if I have a camera I have a great time & get to relive the experience when I look at the pictures later. Now that I have children, they are my subjects. They are my favorite photo props 🙂

  43. Laurie Emerson

    My favorite craft hobby is making dishes, glasses and vases out of recycled bottles. I love doing it as there is a satisfaction in making something which would otherwise go to waste.