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HMS Victory pens due back in stock

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HMS Victory pens due back in stock

Great news, I have managed to secure a few more pieces of Oak salvaged from HMS victory. I will be making some more pens over the next couple of weeks. I believe these will be the last pens I will ever be able to make from this stunningly historic wood.  Get them while you canI can't image much more wood being removed for quite some time. Don't forget I also have some smaller items made with the same Oak available.   The Oak form HMS Victory has arrived and I can't wait to get working with it. Although it will...

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Whisky cask wood - Jack Daniels.

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Whisky cask wood - Jack Daniels.

As the picture shows I have a new whisky cask that I will be taking apart. The one pictured is a White Oak cask that was used to make Jack Daniels whisky. Due to the regulations in the USA the barrels can only be used once.  I will also be adding a couple more whisky casks woods int he next few days. This is wood to be taken from an old barrel head. More details to follow...

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Custom Pens

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Custom Pens

I have been working on making custom pens on and off for the past couple of years. With all the events cancelled this year I have made use of the time to refine the skills need for this. I am now starting to make custom pens that are of a standard I would be proud to sell. These will be limited in number as each one take many hours of work to complete. I will be making them from various types of acrylics but also from woods with acrylic inserts to hold the threads, as the wood is not stable...

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A new year new projects

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A new year new projects

After a very busy Christmas season it is about time I updated by Blog. Thanks you to all of my customers for making 2019 a very successful year. The Iroko wood featured in my Blog of June 2019 photograph, was taken from Phoenix Wharf Plymouth during the 2019 restoration in preparation for the Mayflower 400 celebrations in the city in 2020. The Emigration Depot in Plymouth was constructed in 1847. Phoenix Wharf was used from 1847 for over 50 years to allow the loading of passengers bound for a new life in America, Canada, Australia and New Zealand. The Emigration...

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New local wood

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New local wood

Not going to say too much for now, but wow this wood has some colour, both historically and physically.  Looking forward to letting you know more soon.

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