Keith Byrd's Profile

About

I'm Keith, owner of The TurningByrd. I've been involved with woodworking and furniture making since my youth. Several years ago, Doug, my brother-in-law gave me a beautiful set of antique lathe tools, many of which were made in Massachusetts prior to 1854. These tools inspired me to branch out and learn various "turning" techniques on many types of materials. My son eventually talked me into creating some specialty pens and the idea for The TurningByrd was born!

I enjoy sourcing unique materials from around the world, and discovering the nuances of each piece as I craft it into a precision writing instrument. There is a thrill in creating something custom and unique, with such practical value. I find great pleasure in making these pieces and I would love to do custom work with unique materials that are special to you. I have made pens with wood from an old family barn, wood from a historic…

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  • Joined April 3, 2012

Favorite materials

exotic woods, woods with a story, burl woods, historical wood, antler, horn, ivory, seed pods and coffee beans cast in resin, M3 metal, Trustone

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TurningByrd
Custom Handcrafted Pens Made from Unique...

About

I'm Keith, owner of The TurningByrd. I've been involved with woodworking and furniture making since my youth. Several years ago, Doug, my brother-in-law gave me a beautiful set of antique lathe tools, many of which were made in Massachusetts prior to 1854. These tools inspired me to branch out and learn various "turning" techniques on many types of materials. My son eventually talked me into creating some specialty pens and the idea for The TurningByrd was born!

I enjoy sourcing unique materials from around the world, and discovering the nuances of each piece as I craft it into a precision writing instrument. There is a thrill in creating something custom and unique, with such practical value. I find great pleasure in making these pieces and I would love to do custom work with unique materials that are special to you. I have made pens with wood from an old family barn, wood from a historic elementary school, antler commemorating a first hunt, and from wood directly associated with America’s early Presidents.

Please take a look around the shop. If you don't find what you're looking for, feel free to contact me. I am sure that I can create something unique and special for you!

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