NobbysNibs

Individually handmade pens & gifts

Ampthill, United Kingdom | 273 Sales

NobbysNibs

Individually handmade pens & gifts

Ampthill, United Kingdom 273 Sales On Etsy since 2014

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Announcement   I love working with wood and have specialised in handmaking luxury writing instruments in my small workshop in rural England.

My pens are now featured in an art gallery in Edinburgh - have a look at their website: www.artcraftcollective.co.uk.

Why not have a look at my Facebook page for further details?

www.facebook.com/NobbysNibs

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Last updated on Sep 23, 2017

I love working with wood and have specialised in handmaking luxury writing instruments in my small workshop in rural England.

My pens are now featured in an art gallery in Edinburgh - have a look at their website: www.artcraftcollective.co.uk.

Why not have a look at my Facebook page for further details?

www.facebook.com/NobbysNibs

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Here are some pan blanks made from a hybrid of Ancient English Big Oak and acrylic resin. The end result is stunning.
Here's the wooden parts of this pen being polished with ultra-fine micro mesh abrasives. These remove all visible tool marks and scratches leaving the wood incredibly smooth and ready to accept the lacquer, polish and wax.
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About

Welcome to my online shop selling a selection of my individually handcrafted fountain pens and rollerball pens.

I live in a small market town in Bedfordshire with my wife, Gail, and my dog, Glennie. I've always had an interest in making things with wood and in my childhood, I picked up many useful tips from my Grandfather, a cabinet maker, and I love the fact that I am still using some of his tools today. Making pens is something that came about quite by chance. A few days before my 40th birthday I was diagnosed with a genetic heart condition that needed correcting by open heart surgery. This forced a change of career and a rethink of my old hobbies and pastimes and I decided to rekindle an interest in woodturning. As my skills grew, friends and family encouraged me to start selling some of my pens in order to fund my hobby, and probably because they all had so many of my pens themselves! Before I could venture in to selling on online marketplaces, I needed a name. I've had the nickname "Nobby" for many years and my wife jokingly came up with the name "Nobbys Nibs" and it seems to have stuck. To my delight, my pens have been bought by people all around the world including Australia, America and most of Europe. I have since returned to part-time work, but, still find the time to indulge my passion for woodturning in my small garden workshop. Although I specialise in making pens from wood & acrylic, I also make other things such as bowls, candlesticks, lamps, shaving razor handles and decorative items.

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  • Nobby

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    I'm a self-taught woodturner and specialise in making high quality pens and other items.

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Last updated on Nov 22, 2016
Frequently asked questions
Custom and personalised orders

I am more than happy to accept custom orders, please contact me to discuss your requirements.

I am sometimes asked if my pens can be engraved. This is not a service I can provide. I would not recommend engraving, but, if you wished to do so, this is something you do at your own risk.

Gift wrapping and packaging

All items are securely packaged. Whenever possible, I use recycled packaging, however, if you'd prefer me not to, please add a note when placing an order.

If you're buying for a gift, I'd be happy to gift wrap your purchases for a small fee. Gift receipts are also available which do not display the purchase price.

Wholesale availability

All my items are individually handmade and each one is unique. I am willing to accept bulk or wholesale orders and am happy to discuss your requirements.