Thursday, October 14, 2010

Studio area

This is my main work bench where I do my repairs and assembling my new pens

Small selection of material I have in Stock

This is one of my two main laths.  All of the cutting is done on this lathe.

All of my threading and drilling is done on this 1941 South Bend

This little 7x14 is set up with two really nice buffing wheels that are my two final polish wheels

This little guy does all of the small metal work like making metal nose cones etc.

Close up of the lathe with a router on it.

Thursday, October 7, 2010

A Little History

I started out making furniture 23 years ago when my wife called my bluff on "I can build furniture". I quickly started building my tool chest and work bench using reclaimed wood and hardware from my Great, Great, Grandfathers work bench. I started experimenting with turning wooden bowls, which led to the world of pen kits. My wife and I ran an antique business on the side and during those years I started collecting antique pens. About 10 years ago I started turning acrylic fountain pens to fill my need to create and enjoy the pen parts that I had collected from all over the world.