Devon Pens - A little inside into how I started wood turning – DevonPens

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Devon pens

I started wood turning after I inherited a Lathe from my Great Uncle. I still now, many years later, use some of the same tools and often think back to him using them. 

I love making pens, they are each so individual and you never know quite what you will find inside each piece of wood. A wooden pen is unlike any other pen the feel in your hand is warm and the wood will gain a unique patina as you use it. The wooden pens I make all make use of standard refills so no more broken or empty plastic pens going to landfill.

Living on the edge of Dartmoor has inspired me and I try to source as much local wood as possible. This includes many National trust sites and other local properties. I also now use as many woods with a story as possible. This can be the location the tree grew or from a historical source be that a ship, rail carriage or even a cannon. 

Add engraving on pen and you make it even more personal and easily identifiable as your pen.

I was lucky enough to be invited to make the pens for the leaders table at the G7 summit in Cornwall. Each of the leaders attending had a presentation box with a fountain pen and ink included. The pens were made from a recycled oak finger board from the South West Coast path.