KeenWood

Keen Handcrafted Writing Instruments Plus

Texas, United States · 78 Sales

KeenWood

Keen Handcrafted Writing Instruments Plus

Texas, United States 78 Sales On Etsy since 2011

5 out of 5 stars
(26)
Shop owner

Rod Keen

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Announcement   The items I create are done so on a wood lathe, crafted only with high quality materials. This is a hobby that has turned into a passion for promoting extremely high quality craftsmanship. The mechanisms I use, along with the hardware, are of the finest quality. The woods are of a vast variety, ranging from the common to exotic and rare. My goal is to bring out the grain in its natural state. My works go through a stringent process of sanding and polishing, using different grades of sandpaper and assorted chemicals to bring out a natural sheen that only improves with age and use. The hardware is usually chrome, black enamel, gun metal, rhodium, satin gold or silver, copper, or 24kt gold. These are made specifically for use in high end quality hand crafted items.

I did not set out to start a business. I am a disabled American veteran, forced into retirement because of my disability. Therefore, I am not able, nor do I have any other longings for another profession. The primary purpose in offering my work is to share the craftsmanship of professionally made items that can be used with pride, and then passed on to future generations. Therefore, everything I make is intended to be a custom made project. Each is a one-of-a-kind instrument. There is not another like it anywhere. Having been hand turned by me on a lathe, with a creative eye toward the creation of a piece of art that reflects my passion for woodwork, these items are sure to bring enjoyment and pride to the discriminating in taste. The process I use is not fast. Each item requires days to create and finish. There is no automation here. My work is handcrafted with pride of workmanship. Thus, you can buy with confidence, knowing that you are getting the highest quality that individual craftsmanship can produce.

Announcement

The items I create are done so on a wood lathe, crafted only with high quality materials. This is a hobby that has turned into a passion for promoting extremely high quality craftsmanship. The mechanisms I use, along with the hardware, are of the finest quality. The woods are of a vast variety, ranging from the common to exotic and rare. My goal is to bring out the grain in its natural state. My works go through a stringent process of sanding and polishing, using different grades of sandpaper and assorted chemicals to bring out a natural sheen that only improves with age and use. The hardware is usually chrome, black enamel, gun metal, rhodium, satin gold or silver, copper, or 24kt gold. These are made specifically for use in high end quality hand crafted items.

I did not set out to start a business. I am a disabled American veteran, forced into retirement because of my disability. Therefore, I am not able, nor do I have any other longings for another profession. The primary purpose in offering my work is to share the craftsmanship of professionally made items that can be used with pride, and then passed on to future generations. Therefore, everything I make is intended to be a custom made project. Each is a one-of-a-kind instrument. There is not another like it anywhere. Having been hand turned by me on a lathe, with a creative eye toward the creation of a piece of art that reflects my passion for woodwork, these items are sure to bring enjoyment and pride to the discriminating in taste. The process I use is not fast. Each item requires days to create and finish. There is no automation here. My work is handcrafted with pride of workmanship. Thus, you can buy with confidence, knowing that you are getting the highest quality that individual craftsmanship can produce.

Rod Keen

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Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(26)
nflsandra

nflsandra on May 16, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Just received this beautiful pen. It's exactly as pictured. Didn't expect it to weigh as much, but it could not be a more perfect piece. The olivewood is gorgeous and I know it will be an extraordinary conversation piece every time I use it.

Jordan Smithson

Jordan Smithson on Jan 27, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

The picture does not do this fine work of art justice. Upon receiving this custom made pen I was ecstatic to see what superior craftsmanship went into this pen. It's everything I could have hoped for.

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Shop policies

Last updated on May 11, 2016
This shop began as a suggestion from my daughter after having used the pen I had given as a gift. Turning wood became a new-found hobby when I retired from teaching high school English. I have always loved natural wood grain. Working with different kinds of wood brings me pleasure as I bring about a finished product that is unique in its beauty and design. My writing instruments are one-of-a-kind. I do not own or use a duplicator. So, you can be assured that yours is yours alone, without another of the same exact fashion or design. I use all sorts of wood and acrylic. I plan to experiment with other materials in the future. The mechanisms and metal hardware are of the highest quality, designed to last a lifetime, with easily obtained refills. Because of the meticulous care I take in crafting my writing instruments, I often hear others comment that they are perfectly unique and are objects of beauty. You will find various prices due to the time it take to craft each individual instrument, and the cost of the materials used. Thank you for perusing my wares! I hope you find something that suits your individual personality and desire.

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
  • Money Order
  • Check
Payment
I accept payment through PayPal, as this is a secure and easy method for both buyer and seller. If you are uncomfortable with this method, and don’t mind the wait, I will accept a money order and will ship after it is processed. If you should choose to pay by money order, please email me your intentions and I will take that into consideration for time of payment. Otherwise, I expect payment within one week of purchase. If payment is not received in that period of time, or arrangements made to circumvent, the item will be placed back on the shelf for sale to another buyer.
Shipping
I include insurance on all items shipped, as well as using packaging to prevent damage.
Refunds and Exchanges
Feeling very confident that you will be happy with your purchase, and not willing to part with it for any reason, and it being my deepest desire that you are satisfied with your purchase, I take great pleasure in offering a money-back guarantee. So, if for any reason you are not completely satisfied, you may return the item for a full refund, less shipping, within 30 days of purchase. This does not apply to products that have been damaged or destroyed.
Additional policies and FAQs
If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to contact me via snail mail or email:
Rod Keen
2521 Merrimac Dr
League City, TX 77573

rodkeen [!at] sbcglobal.net