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#1 richardandtracy


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Posted 03 November 2010 - 09:03

This thread is a list of pen makers who will take commissions to make pens.

Please can you add a post to this thread if you are willing to take commissions from people who want a pen made, and include the information listed below:
  • General Location (eg USA) - this is useful for people to narrow down their sourcing.
  • Type of work - Kit, modified kit or totally custom. It is assumed, unless otherwise specified, that you do not make your own nibs or feeds.
  • Range of writing instruments (Fountain Pen, Roller Ball, Ball Point or Pencil).
  • Range of materials worked (Eg wood, acrylic, celluloid, bone, gold...)
  • Gallery address/Home page (if you have one)
  • For Fountain Pens, can you specify the types of filler you do (eg c/c, piston, vac or button)

To commission a pen, please contact the makers by PM through the little envelope icon under their name in their post.



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Posted 08 November 2010 - 04:51

OK, might as well be the first to post a response.

1. USA, (Oklahoma)
2. Kit and Modified Kit
3. Fountain, Roller ball, Ball point
4. Wood, acrylic, PR, Alumilite, Celluloid, Antler, Snakeskin, Cactus, Ebonite, Bakelite
5. PensWithDistinction.com
6, Converter, Universal cartridge. Schaeffer rollerball, Cross and Parker ballpoint.

Thanks for your consideration

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Posted 08 November 2010 - 05:16

5. PensWithDistincion.com

That should probably be: PensWithDistinction.com :thumbup:

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Posted 08 November 2010 - 13:38

Yes, thank you. I had been reading here all afternoon and cruising ebay. I know, excuses, excuses. LOL

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Posted 08 November 2010 - 15:00

I'd be happy to get in on this too. Here's my info:

1. USA, Northwest US
2. Kit and Modified kit,
3. Fountain, Roller ball and ball point
4. Wood, acrylics, stone, antler, metals, a little bit of everything
5. http://www.jjspenplace.com
6. converter/cartridge, Schmidt rollerball and ball point, Cross

Thanks for this opportunity.


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#6 Silver Lake Woodworks

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Posted 08 November 2010 - 15:05

I welcome commissions from FPN members. :thumbup:

Silver Lake Woodworks
fine writing instruments by Joe Aliperti

Location: Silver Lake, New Hampshire (USA), will ship internationally
Type of work: kit, modified kit, collaborations with other artists
Writing instruments: fountain pens, rollerballs, ballpoints, and pencils
Materials: exotic woods, celluloids, resins, multimedia
Gallery address: http://www.silverlak...om/gallery.html
Homepage address: http://www.silverlakewoodworks.com
Fountain pen details: 14K and 18K gold nibs available, C/C only at present

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Posted 16 November 2010 - 00:03

Location: Canada
Type of Work: At this point, only kit.
Writing instrumente: fountain pen, ballpoint, rollerball, pencils
Materials: acrylic, wood
Gallery: none at the moment
FP details: C/C

my profile pales in comparison.. haha.
ill work on getting some photos up soon.
still willing to take pen orders, probably
mildly cheaper than most due to only
being kit pens. just PM me!

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Posted 16 November 2010 - 03:57

OK I'll throw my hat in the ring .

New Jersey , USA . Will ship anywhere .
Twist and Click Ballpoints , Rollerball and Fountain pens .
Kit , modified kit and Pure custom kitless using new nibs and sections and vintage nibs and sections .
Materials , Exotic Wood , Acrylic , Resin , Ebonite , Casein , Brass and Aluminum .
Filling systems , C/C , Bulb , Push button , Eye dropper , Schmidt Piston .
Gallery examples , http://www.penmakers...=bryantl&page=3

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Parker Falcon Flighter,Falcon in Black
Parker 88 in Ivory,Vector in SS,45 in Black,45 Flighter
Parker 51 in Grey,21 in Green,Vacumatic in Black,Vac in Silver
Several pens that I have made .
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Please visit my photo gallery at http://www.penmakersguild.com/browse.php?gallery=bryantl&page=3

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Posted 24 November 2010 - 06:19

I will throw in as well. I have one or two possibly unique little things to offer.

1: MO Ozarks region, USA (I have shipped to US, Canada, England, France.)
2: Kit, modified kit, (working towards custom but not quite there yet.)
3: FB, Rollerball, Ball Point, Pencil
4: Work with exotic woods, acrylic, celluloid, alternative materials (horn, snake skins, feathers), casein. Also, well set up for very precise segmented work.
5: Kaspar Pens
6: Cartridges and piston converters for now. (Anyone know where one finds those marvelous bulbs for making bulb fillers?)
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Posted 25 November 2010 - 01:17

(Anyone know where one finds those marvelous bulbs for making bulb fillers?)

They're pen sacs: http://www.pensacs.com/
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Posted 25 November 2010 - 01:27

(Anyone know where one finds those marvelous bulbs for making bulb fillers?)

They're pen sacs: http://www.pensacs.com/

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#12 SJM1123


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Posted 02 December 2010 - 05:17

I'll put up my information here as well though my work is more customization than pen-making.

Location: New Jersey, USA
Type: Urushi Lacquerwork
Range: Fountain Pens mainly and rollers.
Materials: Urushi over Ebonite. Embellishments in Maki-e, Raden, Ishime, Tamenuri, Karanuri etc.
URL: www.hakuminurushi.com
Pens Possible: I currently work with Edison Pens to produce most of my lacquerwork. Their standard models are all possible and custom designs and adjustments are also possible. These are cartridge/converter or bulb fillers. I also do lacquerwork on select vintage pens such as Sheaffer's TM Touchdowns and Snorkels, Parker 51s, Parker Jackknife Safeties, Waterman's Eyedroppers and others.

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Check out the new Edison/Hakumin Collaboration: The Urushi Mina Project
To see more projects, or to inquire about a custom urushi pen, visit: www.hakuminurushi.com

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Posted 04 December 2010 - 00:47

1. Canada
2. Machined from scratch
3. Fountain Pen
4. Aluminum, Brass, Bronze, Ebonite
5. My Website
My Etsy Shop
6. Button filler, Eyedropper

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Posted 14 December 2010 - 13:58

I also welcome commissions. I have a huge stock of exotic wood blanks or can make pens from wood that you may have that is special to you. I have done pens from wood from my grandfather's apple tree, teak decking from a friends sail boat, etc).

1.General Location: St Petersburg, FL (will ship anywhere)

2.Type of work: Kit, Modified Kits (closed end, etc) Stock Heritance fine & medium nibs...all nibs are tuned and if the kit supplied nib is good (some are) I use them so if you prefer heritance, let me know. Also have 1.5mm italic nibs.

3.Range of writing instruments: Fountain Pen, Rollerball, Ballpoint

4.Range of materials worked: wood, acrylic, poly resin, trustone, worthless wood/amalgams

5.Gallery address/Home page: http://www.norskwoodshop.com and http://www.etsy.com/...kwoodshop<br />
6.For Fountain Pens: cartridge / converter


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Posted 16 December 2010 - 03:15

We can do custom work on ready made pens like putting monogram on the clip, studding diamonds on the clip etc (pictures of our work done for our clients is enclosed).
1) USA CAlifornia
2) Picture of Conway Stewart sterling silver duro studded with Rubies.
3) Picture of Rollerball pen with Star of David on the clip
4) Picture of Sterling silver ballpoint pen with company logo on clip
5) Montblanc Kafka studded with diamonds

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Posted 22 December 2010 - 06:58

I too am interested as a new member and full time pen maker.

1. Christchurch, New Zealand
2. Kits and Modified kits,
3. Fountain, Roller ball, ball point, pencil
4. Bullets, Wood, acrylic, stone, antler, metal, and whatever else I can use
5. http://www.bulletpens.net
6. converter/cartridge, Schmidt rollerball and Parker and Cross ball point

Thank you


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Posted 28 December 2010 - 20:43

I be happy to make a pen for anyone........I have sold a few to some fine folks already here @ FPN.


3.Fountain, Rollerball, Ballpoint

4.Local & Exotic woods, Acrylics, Gemstone, Snakeskin

5.No gallery

6.Universal cartridge & converter, Schmidt Rollerball, Parker Ballpoint / Parker GEL

Thank you for the consideration,
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Posted 07 January 2011 - 07:25

Hello out there,
Yes, I do pens on order:

1. Located in Germany and Italy.

2. No Kitting. Totally Custom.

3. Fountain pens mainly.
done as pistonfiller, buttonfiller, currently experimenting with a safety filler.
Next one to try (spring 2011) would be a Vac-Fill.

4. Celluloid and Ebonite. and silver or Gold for overlays.

5. Some Examples of my work.

Best regards
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Posted 19 January 2011 - 04:42

I would consider it a privelege to add my name to this fine list.

1.General Location: United States (midwest)

2.Type of work: Kit components or modified kit

3.Range of writing instruments: Fountain Pen, Roller Ball, Ball Point or Pencil

4.Range of materials worked: Wood, M3 Steel, Antler, Trustone, Acrylic resins (I pour my own resins), Bakelite when available, Ebonite when available,

5.Gallery address/Home page: http://www.recturnings.etsy.com

6.For Fountain Pens, can you specify the types of filler you do: c/c

I have been a pen creator for 3 years and have done several custom orders. Some of which have included scrollsaw designs, closed ends, cast materials in resin, and exotic woods.

Thank you,
Eric Beuker

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Posted 31 January 2011 - 20:43

1. Near Cadillac, Michigan, USA.

2. Mostly kits, some modified kits, and a few totally custom.

3. Fountain Pen, Roller Ball, Ball Point (both twist & click) or Pencil.

4. Wood, acrylic, antler (deer & caribou), & composite materials (wood with acrylic or custom made castings)

5. http://www.DivineTurnings.com (I give away a free pen each month)

6. I use piston converters or cartridges but I can get other styles as well.

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Posted 10 March 2011 - 16:31

I'd be glad to consult with someone who wanted a custom pen. The details are:
1. Location: Taos, New Mexico
2. Type of work: Custom pens
3. Writing instruments: Fountain pens. I use Meister nibs exclusively.
4. Materials: ebonite, celluloid, exotic wood and resin combinations, resins, Lucite
5. Gallery: http://www.kairospens.com
6. Filler: cartridges and piston converters

Doug Scott

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Write with a pen as unique as your thoughts!

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Posted 28 March 2011 - 09:56

Luxury pens, jewellery - Objet d art:

1. Location: England, UK
2. Type of work: Exclusive limited edition pens and commissions
3. Writing instruments: Fountain pens. I only use Bock 18k nibs.
4. Materials: Sterling Silver, 18ct(k) Gold, Platinum, Diamonds, Sapphires, + other precious stones.
5. Gallery: http://www.jackrow.com
6. Filler: cartridges and piston converters

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Posted 31 March 2011 - 20:14

I just registered with FPN today and would be honored to make your pen dreams come true.
I am in the USA but ship world wide via USPS 1st class.
I create from kits and modified kits fountain, roller ball, ball point and pencil.
Mediums are your usual suspects of highly figured wood, self cast colorful acrylics and resins of all sorts allowing the use of any material including Alpaca wool or any such material or keepsake that is dear to you.
My standard series is at
Pump or cartridge.

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Posted 03 April 2011 - 21:39

I just found North View Crafts
Martin & Kay England at

http://www.northviewcrafts.co.uk I went round to buy a second hand washing machine and was surprised to find he makes pens, and fountain pens from wood, deer antler and bullets. His specialty appears to be whisky casks such as the local poison "Old Pultney Town".

If you do get in touch with him be sure to say hi from Eoghan!

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Posted 04 April 2011 - 08:23

I haven't seen this thread before, but some friends of mine have told me that they think that I should be 'on' here.
So here is my Website:- http://www.henrysimpole.com
Truffle Finder. [AKA Henry Simpole!] :thumbup:

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Beautiful handcrafted fountain pens by Henry Simpole....

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Posted 23 April 2011 - 19:18

ball points roller ball dip pen holders fountain pens
cases fabricated from sheet sterling argentium
karat gold in yellow and pink copper and brasses
bezel set stones

cases fabricated and raised from flat sheet using traditional technique
hard soldering chasing repousse planishing forging patination etc
ring tops desk sets letter openers rocker blotters inkwells wooden boxed sets
features -non machined friction fit hand fitted individually made
plain and simple
to extremely complex
names of a few pens
golf ocular
alignment of planets
woodstock pen
big pink
silver simplicity
vanilla desk
golden dream
models 251 and 351 and variants
lady poet
renaissance roller
holocaust pen
rocket pen
trench calligrapher
waiting pen
bird pen
white knights in old russia special desk pen
several authors pens -for the writers use
mega pens
and many many others
many gift pens and commissions done before and during the neiman marcus period
have considered doing a few pens again as i have a few sheaffer desk nib units
and some modern waterman and parker nib units
i am not adverse to hacking up a 149 or m1000 to build a pen around
and make section covers is desired for vintage

my ideal pen varies depending upon usage requirements
for those who write copiously a large ink capacity is desirable
an overly heavy pen in not ideal in the shirt pocket
a gold pen should be not be constructed so as to be flimsy and also not overly weighty

clips -i forge a very strong clip from single metal or several metals welded or silver brazed
terms and time frame
things can quickly get complicated

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Posted 08 June 2011 - 23:58

I take commissions on custom pens.

1: Ontario, Canada
2: I work exclusively on custom pens
3: Fountain pens made exclusively with Jowo 18k nibs
4: Silver, hard enamel, gold, precious stones, specializing in engine turning
5: Silver Hand Studios
6: Converter, eye drop, bulb, button

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Posted 22 June 2011 - 17:31

I'll toss my hat into the ring here as well.

I make both Kit and Modified Kits. Styles include Fountian Pens, Roller/Gel Point, Ball point and pencils. I prefer to work in natural wood and love the "exotics." The more character the wood has, the better to me.

I have also developed a coloring method to color maple and other non descript woods to to make them look interesting.

I have instock a number of blanks just waiting to become fine pens for someone.

John Price
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Posted 27 September 2011 - 16:42

Hello fellow pen enthusiast, my passion in life is woodworking and I do make pens and pencils as well. I have be fortunate enough to send some of my work all around the world. I love using burl and exotic woods but I can make pens from whatever you would like.

1.General Location: Detroit, Michigan USA (will ship anywhere)

2.Type of work: Kit, Modified Kits (closed end, etc)

3.Range of writing instruments: Fountain Pen, Rollerball, Ballpoint

4.Range of materials worked: wood and acrylic

5.Gallery address/Home page: http://handmadewoodgifts.com

6.For Fountain Pens: cartridge / converter

Thanks for considering me for your future needs. Also, keep me in mind for other woodworking: bowls, pepper mills, cutting boards, wine stoppers, custom furniture, and anything else you might need.

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Read my blog: http://handmadewoodg....wordpress.com/

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Posted 12 October 2011 - 15:32

I'm a fairly new addition here, but I'd like to be considered by the members.

1. Maryland, USA (just outside DC)
2. Kit pens. I'll eventually get into totally custom, but family, work, and school don't allow much time for practice.
3. I make all types, fountain, roller, ball, and pencil.
4. To date, I've used woods, stabilized woods, acrylic, antler, and buffalo horn.
5. www.swearingen-turnings.com
6. I can install whatever type of filler will fit into the kit that I use. The pen below uses either a punctured bladder or a screw-type piston filler.

This is the first FP I made. I've since learned to NOT take the picture of the pen supported on the nib. Please forgive my mistake! It's made from spalted amboyna burl in a Jr. Gent II kit. Nib is stock; upgrades can be ordered.

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