CalumetWoodworks

Custom, one of a kind hand made pens and things

New Holstein, Wisconsin · 12 Sales

CalumetWoodworks

Custom, one of a kind hand made pens and things

New Holstein, Wisconsin 12 Sales On Etsy since 2012

5 out of 5 stars
(4)

Announcement   Here at Calumet Woodworks, I pride myself on quality over quantity. My pens are meticulously designed and turned on a lathe. In the case of custom orders, you will get a personal interview with me and will be involved in every step of the design process so you can be assured that your custom pen is one of a kind.

SPECIAL!!!
From now until December 31st use the following coupon code to get free shipping to anywhere in the world on orders of $100 or more!!! FREESHIP2015

Announcement

Last updated on Sep 28, 2015

Here at Calumet Woodworks, I pride myself on quality over quantity. My pens are meticulously designed and turned on a lathe. In the case of custom orders, you will get a personal interview with me and will be involved in every step of the design process so you can be assured that your custom pen is one of a kind.

SPECIAL!!!
From now until December 31st use the following coupon code to get free shipping to anywhere in the world on orders of $100 or more!!! FREESHIP2015

Keith Koene

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Keith Koene

Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(4)
ksherbak

ksherbak on Dec 28, 2015

5 out of 5 stars

Beautiful! Thank you for going out of your way to make sure it arrived in time!

lizvick

lizvick on Dec 14, 2015

5 out of 5 stars

Very nice pencil - will make a great gift.

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About

Calumet Woodworks custom, one of a kind pens.

Founded in 2012 by Keith Koene, Calumet Woodworks was created after he had taken a pen turning class at the local WoodCraft store. Keith's passion for creating unique, one of kind pens drove him to research pen making techniques and styles and gave him the impetus to turn hard work and artistic vision into an online store.

Keith grew up watching his father air-brush motorcycle tanks in the 80's. He was a fan of the style of science fiction art and fantasy art found in D&D and comic books. He always wanted to be an artist; to create something that would bring a smile to a person's face, or amaze them with the beauty of the creation. Throughout his life, Keith managed to find a way to create art in some form or another. Whether it was hand painting old saw blades, painting miniatures or building Lego mosaics, Keith found a way to incorporate his artistic creativity into a past time.

"My pens are individual and unique. I can custom design a pen with your favorite color, wood, logos, or hobbies, and pair it with pen hardware that shows off your personality, hobbies or beliefs, so you know your pen is unique to you. YOU can be the designer of your pen!

I will take the time to get to know a little about who the pen is for and with some technology and creativity, will work with you to design a pen that will be cherished for years to come."

HOW DOES IT WORK?
First off I will work with you to pick out the hardware, the parts of the pen that are usually made of metal. Designs range from classic Celtic patterns in brass, chrome or gold, to elegant, business designs utilizing high quality metals like Rhodium and 22k gold.

Next I will work with you to pick out the blanks. This is the material that makes up the body of the pen. This material can range from traditional woods like oak or maple, to acrylic blanks crafted in the colors of your school or favorite professional sports team! I even have access to historical woods (from various sailing vessels) that will come with Certificates of Authentication or woods used in the distilling of your favorite spirits!

Once the blank and hardware are chosen, I will craft the pen and ship it to you! Over all the process can take about 2 weeks. If you choose a pre-made pen offered on Etsy, you can expect the pen in less than a week!

We take pride in the amount of time we take to custom design the pen and get to know a little about our customers. We hope you enjoy our products as much as we enjoy offering them to you. If you have any questions or comments, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

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Shop members

  • Keith Koene

    Owner, Creator, Designer

  • Nancy Koene

    Design Consultant, Marketer, Creator

  • Ben Koene

    Social Media Promoter, Design Consultant

Shop policies

Last updated on July 17, 2015
Welcome to Calumet Woodworks, your number one source for unique, custom, handmade pens. We’re dedicated to giving you the very best of pens, with a focus on uniqueness, quality, and originality.

Accepted payment methods

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Payment
Calumet Woodworks accepts direct credit checkout and Paypal. Payment is due at the time the order is placed.

Please note a Paypal account is not required to checkout via Paypal.
Shipping
I use Flat Rate Priority mail (usually a small box). One or more pens (up to 70 lbs.) will all ship together for the one fee. Tracking is included.
Refunds and Exchanges
If you are not completely satisfied with your purchase then please contact us. Calumet Woodworks takes pride in our quality of work and want each and every customer to be happy.

Returns will be considered on a per case basis. In order for an item to be considered for return the following requirements need to be met:
- The buyer contacts our shop within 2 days of receiving the item
- The item is shipped back to us within 5 days it being received. (purchaser pays
for return shipping)
- The item is not damaged and in the same condition as when they received it.
- The refund will be for the cost of the item only. No shipping charges will be
refunded.
- Once the item is received and inspected by our shop then a refund will be issued.

Any package that is VERIFIED as lost by USPS will receive a refund.
Additional policies and FAQs
What's with all the different metals and platings?

UPGRADE GOLD
All gold plating on Berea kits is 24K "upgrade gold". Upgrade means that the parts are plated using the rack method and that small amounts of cobalt or palladium are added to the plating chemicals. This enhances the durability of the gold plating. The tumbled method, which is not used by Berea, produces an inferior gold plating and is less costly.

TITANIUM GOLD
This method produces most durable plating. This process is called PVD (particle vapor deposition). Titanium nitride matched to the color of the gold is molecularly bonded to the part and then 24K gold is bonded (sputtered) on the part to achieve a color match to our other gold parts. The parts are again re-plated after this. The final result is that the parts will virtually never wear.

ROSE GOLD
This is a very unusual plating. Copper and gold are combined in such a way that they both plate with their atoms. equally mixed together. The parts are specially treated before plating and the plating deposited in a very thick layer. This produces a beautiful, sumptuous look.

10K GOLD
This popular plating blends hard nickel and the beauty of gold together to form a brilliant plating that is affordable. 10K plating is generally considered more resistant to wear than 24K, but ultimately it will abrade with use.

24K GOLD
24k gold is beautiful, but is naturally soft and wears quickly, Most pens will feature a durable clear epoxy layer on top of the gold plating to increase wear resistance. Value price 24k pens are ideal for those on a budget or who want to explore pen making with minimal investment.

CHROME
This is an extremely durable plating. Under normal use this plating should hold up for many, many years. Chrome is inexpensive, durable and beautiful. It is a "go to" plating.

PLATINUM
This is a very durable hard plating. Real platinum (rather then rhodium) is used mainly on Berea kits and it should be expected to hold up under normal careful use for many years.

BLACK TITANIUM
This is titanium oxide molecularly bonded (PVD). This plating is unbelievably hard and durable. It will last for many, many years.

RHODIUM
Rhodium is a member of the platinum family of metals. This is also a very durable hard and brilliant plating. It is often the plating of choice on pen kits from Dayacom and CSUSA.

SATIN SERIES (CHROME, NICKEL. GOLD and COPPER)
Satin series pens undergo a special plating process that produces a matte finish that features a slight texture that looks and feels great. This popular plating offers a unique alternative to traditional plating. The wear characteristics are similar to the plating metal.

BLACK CHROME
Black Chrome offers a unique alternative to traditional platings that works extremely well with lighter color woods or dark colored blanks to evoke that "tactical" look. The unusual "non-metallic" black color makes Black Chrome a favorite.

STERLING, STERLING SILVER (SILVER, STUNNING SILVER)
This designation is used by Berea to denote and describe a 20 micron (thick) plating that is an alloy of silver containing 92.5% silver and 7.5% copper. It is a beautifully bright quality plating, easily the brightest of the silver-colored metal platings. It also boasts a clear protective coating to help protect the plating from tarnish.

COPPER
Copper offers a unique beauty and warmth. Because copper is soft by nature, these pens feature this plating will often have a protective clear layer on top of the copper plating to increase resistance to wear.

ANTIQUE BRASS
Antiqued brass components typically have a brass, copper or zinc base with a brass plating. The components are then darkened to give them a "distressed" (oxidized) appearance.

ANTIQUE PEWTER
Antiqued pewter plated components have a pewter-colored plating that has been darkened to provide a "distressed" (oxidized) appearance. this usually gives the pen an aged matte look.

ANTIQUE COPPER
Antiqued copper plate is a copper plating that has been darkened to provide "distressed" (oxidized) appearance. It gives the components an aged copper look, but without the verdigris.

GUNMETAL
The new gunmetal plating in pen kits has proven to be very popular. Depending on the manufacturer and the look they are aiming for, gunmetal plating can vary in color from gun blue to matte dark gray to shiny black metal to a dark smoky bronze. It often consists of black nickel plated over brass or other substrate metals. Gunmetal offers a similar look to Black Ti, but at a lower cost.