After forty-five years working in the banking world it was time to retire. One of the small privileges allowed myself during my career was to always use the best writing instrument affordable to help complete my jobs.
Before my chosen career started time was spent on a farm in which familiarity with different woods became common knowledge. As an example of the necessity in knowing woods, a farmer would not build a barn with Manzanita because that wood will split. Learning about levers, pulley systems, hardness of metals, sharpening, cutting of different materials all helped when working and creating new writing instruments.
Upon retiring from the banking industry, restoring old books was the hobby of choice. Making journals to write and record information was another avenue that seemed interesting. However, after visiting a Woodcraft store and browsing through their library, pen making caught my eye. After viewing two educational discs a small investment in a lathe and some tools became the next step.
Making a slim pen or pencil was easy and boring. The next challenge was to segment pens with different materials including soda bottle tops and guitar pics along with the traditional materials that other pen makers use. Showing off pens at shows was natural because of my training in speaking during my career and I enjoy people.
One of my favorite woods to work with is Tulipwood. The most difficult wood causing angst is Ebony. The most difficult and time-consuming metal to work with is Titanium (but I have learned how to work it [fire and ice]) and the easiest metal, to date, is aluminum. A brilliant metal is brass because the more you polish it the brighter yet softer finish is produces.
The value of the tools in the at “Eagle Point Pens” has grown and there are over fifty different materials from which to choose, to make a pen. This is not an extensive inventory by any means but is enough to keep this craftsman busy for years. To answer an often asked question: ‘how long does it take to make a pen?’ The answer is: ‘you get what you pay for’ and the price is set on the time, value, originality, appearance and quality of finish.
Found The hand-made writing pen or pencil That has captured your interest? Need to order one to your specifications? Please email text or call me for price(s).
I will confirm your order by your choice of email or phone. I can send an invoice for payment by PayPal or an invoice for other payment options.
If you wish to buy online, I take the payment methods seen above.
If you wish to pay by personal check, please send me an email selecting the described pen or pencil and I will confirm the order with you. I will then await your check by mail and once the check has cleared my bank, I will ship your order via flat rate Priority Mail for a fee of $6.00, with the following exception: Shipping is free on orders totaling more than $100.
I offer engraving offsite, for a nominal cost. Email or call with your request and I will let you know if it is available and the cost.
Phone # 909-362-4293
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