JMAsWorkshop

JMA's Workshop - The Finest Handmade Hardwood Items

Portland, Oregon · 88 Sales

JMAsWorkshop

JMA's Workshop - The Finest Handmade Hardwood Items

Portland, Oregon 88 Sales On Etsy since 2010

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Announcement   The finest hardwood, burl and exotic wood pens, pencils, boxes, bowls, and tools; all handmade in my workshop! Thank you for taking a look, if you have any questions feel free to ask.

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The finest hardwood, burl and exotic wood pens, pencils, boxes, bowls, and tools; all handmade in my workshop! Thank you for taking a look, if you have any questions feel free to ask.

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Marki Aossey-Schwab

Marki Aossey-Schwab on Aug 3, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Arrived quickly! Beautiful pen that writes very smoothly. Thank you!

crownleafstudio

crownleafstudio on Dec 25, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

EXCELLENT! Workmanship is great. Shipped VERY fast and arrived earlier than expected. HIGHLY recommend!

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About

Making Pens

I make almost anything out of wood, so I could show many different processes, but I decided to walk you through the steps it takes to make a pen. All pictures here are of making an Amboyna Burl Cigar Pen, with a gold and gun metal pen kit.

First you start with a pen blank, or a piece of wood, usually 3/4" square by 5" long, and a pen kit, or the metal parts of the finished pen. This is shown in the first picture.

Then I saw the pen blank in half, to make two 2.5" pieces, then I use the drill press to drill a hole through the middle, lenghtwise (as shown in the second picture) to allow the brass tube to be glued into each half of the pen blank.

Once the glue cures it's back to the drill press where I use a pen mill to make the ends of the wood perpendicular to the shaft of the brass tube. Then it's on to the wood lathe, where I turn the parts round and to the finished diameter. The beginning phases of turning the wood are shown in the third picture. While the wood is still in the lathe, the wood is sanded and finished. I use a CA glue finish, which requires multiple applications to build up a finish that can be polished through multiple grits (1200 through to 12000 and then polishing compound).

Once the wood is finished, the metal parts are press fit into the brass tubes inside of the finished wood, as shown in the fourth picture.

Finally, you end up with the finished pen that you see in the fifth and final picture!

Shop policies

Last updated on May 28, 2011
Thank you for visiting my shop. All my items are handmade by me, in my workshop. I strive to use the best materials and workmanship in everything I build. I welcome any questions that you might have.

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Payment
I only accept PayPal as payment and expect payment within 24 hours of your purchase.
Shipping
I will ship via standard ground shipping. Unless otherwise noted, the item will be shipped within 3 business days of receipt of payment. The buyer is responsible for any customs fees that may be charged for international shipments. For countries not listed, please ask so I can quote you shipping to your location.

Whenever possible I recycle boxes, and sometimes make my own cardboard shipping boxes. If this will not be acceptable to you, please let me know in a message at the time of your purchase.
Refunds and Exchanges
If you have any issues with your item, please let me know. Each situation will be handled on a case by case basis. The buyer is responsible for shipping charges to return the item.