RichardAltenhofen

Fine Handmade Writing Instruments

Phoenix, Arizona · 190 Sales

RichardAltenhofen

Fine Handmade Writing Instruments

Phoenix, Arizona 190 Sales On Etsy since 2007

5 out of 5 stars
(38)

Announcement   Welcome to my Etsy Shop where you find quality pens and mechanical pencils in design found nowhere else. So pull up a chair and browse through my shop! Currently I ship to U.S. and Canada. Please let me know if you'd like to ship to your country.

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Announcement

Last updated on Sep 21, 2016

Welcome to my Etsy Shop where you find quality pens and mechanical pencils in design found nowhere else. So pull up a chair and browse through my shop! Currently I ship to U.S. and Canada. Please let me know if you'd like to ship to your country.

Sign up for my emails here: http://eepurl.com/g_PhA

Richard Altenhofen

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Richard Altenhofen

Purpleheart Stylus Ballpoint Pen 3156
$29.00
Canarywood Stylus Ballpoint Pen 3152
$29.00
Camelthorn Stylus Ballpoint Pen 3147
$29.00
Brazilian Rosewood Stylus Ballpoint Pen 3160
$29.00
Olive Wood Stylus Ballpoint Pen 3153
$29.00
Desert Ironwood Burl Stylus Ballpoint Pen 3164
$29.00
Stylus Ballpoint Pen Camelthorn 3148
$29.00
Stylus Ballpoint Pen Bocote 3161
$29.00
Mesquite Burl Wood Stylus Ballpoint Pen 2893
$29.00
Olive Wood Stylus Ballpoint Pen 1920
$29.00
Rose Myrtle Stylus Ballpoint Pen 2891
$29.00
Olive Wood Stylus Ballpoint Pen 1922
$29.00
Pocket Pen Desert Ironwood
$35.00
Pocket Pen Mesquite Burl
$35.00
Pocket Pen Desert Ironwood
$35.00
Pocket Pen Olive Burl
$35.00
Ballpoint Pen Coolibah Burl 3053
$45.00
Ballpoint Pen Curly Koa 3061
$45.00
Pentel Mechanical Pencil Lacewood 3349
$45.00
Pentel Mechanical Pencil Desert Ironwood 3345
$45.00
Pentel Mechanical Pencil Canarywood 3351
$45.00
Pentel Mechanical Pencil Curly Eucalyptus 3352
$45.00
Pentel Mechanical Pencil Bocote 3355
$45.00
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Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(38)
mamorse23

mamorse23 on Oct 15, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

I had a tight timeline in receiving this pencil, as it is a going away present for my boss. Richard not only met, but exceeded, my needs by shipping this out the day I ordered it!! When it arrived, I was more than thrilled with how gorgeous it is and the fine workmanship!

r1landpirate

r1landpirate on Sep 24, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Nicely made pencil and fast shipping. I am very happy with it.

Miss Ivy B

Miss Ivy B on Aug 14, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Absolutely beautiful and a perfect, meaningful gift! Thank you so much for wrapping it and the fast shipping!!!!

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About

The Shop

I always have to chuckle when people refer to my "studio." My workspace is my garage. I have a full, but compact, wood shop. My major tools for creation are my lathes (yes, I have two), bandsaw, and drill press.

I create pens using my small , yet incredibly powerful and versatile, Sherline lathe. It's actually a metalworking lathe, but it works great for making small precise objects like pens.

Most of the wood I use I collect myself right here in the Sonoran Desert. I am especially fond of desert ironwood. It is unique to the Sonoran desert. It is hard and dense- it doesn't float - and it exhibits intense chatoyance in bright light. I try to capture that in the photos of my pens. Another special wood of the desert is mesquite. Also a hard wood, its beauty is captured in its burls. The burls grow underground. So the only time you get a mesquite burl is when you dig up a tree. I let someone else do that work. Mesquite looks especially good when matched with turquoise and that's what led me to my Arizona Pen design: mesquite turquoise and copper.

The semiprecious stones I use in my work are reconstructed. The stone is ground to a fine powder then reconstructed and impregnated with a resin. This is a more durable product than the original stone.

I use other desert materials in my work. Cholla skeletons, pine cones, and snakeskin.

I do sell some of my work at wholesale to legitimate retail outlets. The normal minimum order is $1000. Message me for details.

Your satisfaction with the work I create is very important to me. I spent 25 years in quality management. I guarantee your satisfaction.

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Shop policies

Last updated on September 21, 2016
Welcome to my Etsy Store. You will find a broad range of fine handmade writing instruments - all of it created by me.

Accepted payment methods

  • Pay with Visa
  • Pay with Master Card
  • Pay with American Express
  • Pay with Discover
  • Pay with PayPal
  • Buy with Apple Pay
  • Pay with Sofort
  • Pay with iDeal
  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
Payment
I accept Mastercard, Visa, and American Express credit card. You can also pay through Paypal. If you live in Arizona, expect to pay state sales tax. Sorry. I don't make the rules.
Shipping
I ship promptly after receiving your order, generally via USPS First Class. I will send you an email when your item(s) have shipped. Currently I ship only to U.S. and Canada. If you'd like for me include your country, let me know.
Refunds and Exchanges
Refunds. I take great care to ensure the quality of the art I offer to you. I do this for your satisfaction and so that you will tell others about my work. If you decide within 30 days of receipt that my work is not to your satisfaction, feel free to return it to me.

Exchanges. Representing art on the internet such as I produce poses a number of challenges. So I am willing to exchange your purchase for another if you find upon receipt that it does not meet your expectations.

Repairs. Accidents do happen. And I do repair my work. If you need repairs, please contact me.
Additional policies and FAQs
Custom orders are welcome. Please contact me via email with your ideas. My lathe awaits you. Generally, I require 50% down payment to get started, the remainder is due upon completion of your piece.

Pens are shipped in a soft velour pouch, unless otherwise stated.

Refills are available for all my pens at yafaoutlet.com.

My pens are finished with a modified floor finish. Very durable.

I do sell wholesale on certain items. Please contact me for particulars.