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About

Greetings, and thanks for visiting my shop!

As you view my selections, I hope my passion for pens and woodworking will be evident in my products. If so, I’d be honored if you’d mark my shop as a favorite and check back regularly.

I live in Albany, Oregon with my wonderful wife of 15 years and our two growing boys. My boys love to watch me work (from a safe distance, of course) and go to wood stores with me. They always have questions and like to try to guess the different kinds of wood I’m using for projects. I suppose my childlike wonder at discovering new types of wood has rubbed off a bit.

For me, bringing out the natural beauty in wood gives me joy. I prefer not to use dyes to change the color of wood since I feel the natural beauty of the wood should stand out. Every piece of wood is hand picked…

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  • Male
  • Born on January 9
  • Joined March 8, 2010

Favorite materials

All kinds of wood and burls including black ash burl, redwood burl, california buckeye burl, maple, spalted maple, Oregon woods

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Handcrafted wood pens, razor handles, and...

About

Greetings, and thanks for visiting my shop!

As you view my selections, I hope my passion for pens and woodworking will be evident in my products. If so, I’d be honored if you’d mark my shop as a favorite and check back regularly.

I live in Albany, Oregon with my wonderful wife of 15 years and our two growing boys. My boys love to watch me work (from a safe distance, of course) and go to wood stores with me. They always have questions and like to try to guess the different kinds of wood I’m using for projects. I suppose my childlike wonder at discovering new types of wood has rubbed off a bit.

For me, bringing out the natural beauty in wood gives me joy. I prefer not to use dyes to change the color of wood since I feel the natural beauty of the wood should stand out. Every piece of wood is hand picked to be unique, so I always look forward to finishing a piece and seeing how it turns out… pun intended :). Handmade wood pens are a perfect item to share and treasure in this age of mass-production since each one has a character and story of its own. To me, writing is much more enjoyable with a quality instrument than a disposable one.

My philosophy is quality rather than quantity which is why I am meticulous in my pen making. I want to ensure that each instrument is precise and the finish is pristine, so they can be used and treasured for years to come. When I first began making pens, I just used a woodturning polish until I found that polishes break down with handling and exposure to finger oils. I use an acrylic finish that is durable and clear to withstand years of use while showcasing and preserving the natural beauty of the wood. The process I use takes more time, but again, my philosophy is quality rather than quantity. While my pens may cost a little more than some others, I’m confident that you will be very pleased with the value of your purchase!

I hope you’ll have the opportunity to see and feel the quality of my products first-hand. All pens I sell are refillable and refill types are noted in each listing. They are simple to replace for years of use. Thank you again for visiting my Etsy shop. I would love to talk with you about questions or requests. If you don’t see exactly what you want, there are thousands of potential combinations available, so let’s visit!

Thanks and Happy Shopping!

Mark Diller

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