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#21 dougscott



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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

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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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#25 Truffle Finder

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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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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

#27 silverhand


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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
Eastern Tennessee

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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.

Like my Facebook page: https://www.facebook...ts/202991473994
Check out my Etsy page and feedback: http://www.etsy.com/...ndmadewoodgifts
Read my blog: http://handmadewoodg....wordpress.com/

--I think that is all the places I can send you right now.... if I remember another one I'll add it!

Thanks for your time and support

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#30 jbswearingen


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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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#31 drgoretex


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Posted 13 October 2011 - 17:56

Hello all. I guess I've been kinda holding out on this, as I really like to take the 'artistic drive' wherever I wants to go, but on the other hand, I also really like making pens that people love. So, I'll throw my post in here as well.

1 - Location: Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

2 - Work: Custom 'kitless' pens, primarily in acrylic resin and poly resin. I will do occasional kit pen work. I prefer making clipless pens as my focus is on the form and shape of the pen, and I find the clip detracts from that. Having said that, I certainly do pens with clips as well.

3 - Writing Instruments: Mostly custom Fountain Pens (cart/converter), though occasionally will do rollerball/ballpoint if I am doing a kit.

4 - Materials used: Currently focusing on acrylic resins and polyresin. Also do some work with exotic woods.

5 - Galleries:
For the full custom pens: http://s221.photobuc... Fountain Pens/

For Kit-based Fountain Pens: http://s221.photobuc... Fountain Pens/

For Kit-based ballpoint and rollerball pens: http://s221.photobuc...ollerball Pens/

Here's a few samples:

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Thanks for looking! Shoot me a PM if interested, and we can talk.



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Posted 29 October 2011 - 14:18

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

1. Located in Croatia.

2. No Kitting. Totally Custom.

3. Fountain pens mainly, but I can make Rollerball, Ball Point, Pencil.

4. Cartridges and piston converters for now, currently making an eye droper.

5. Prefer a brass and aluminum in combination with wood. My pens are not shining, an have no overlay, and are indestructible.

6. Because I make a complete pen, I can create to your desire or design.

7. The price for these pens are around a 90 euros (with steel nib...).

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Posted 17 November 2011 - 01:11

I'd be happy to consult with someone for a commissioned piece.

Location: South Carolina, USA (I will ship internationally)
Type of Work: Kit, Modified Kit, and Fully Custom.
Writing Instruments: Rollerball, Ballpoint, and Fountain pens.
Materials: Woods of the world, Ebonite, Bone & Antler, Mixed Media, and Resins. I make my own resin blanks and can fully design them to suit each project to match my clients needs.
Fountain Pen Details: Each piece comes standard with a semi-flex steel nib by Heritance, or a gold plated Bock nib. Upgrades can be done at an additional charge. Ink systems are converter or cartridge.
Gallery: Most of my work can be seen here: http://s1136.photobu...n496/Brooks803/
Email: Jonathonbrooks803@gmail.com

Here are some samples of my work:

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#34 jjudge


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Posted 05 January 2012 - 21:28

  • USA, Ohio
  • A lot of kits, some modified, and a few, nearly-full custom (i.e., minimal metal: couplers, etc.)
  • Fountain pens, rollerballs, very few ballpoint
  • Acrylic, some celluloid, some metals, soft stone: alabaster, soapstone, antler, cast-resin
  • Pensafari.com
  • fountain pen cartridges/pistons, and starting to work on sac fill mechanisms now

I have been moving towards completely custom pens, but still rely on couplers, feeds, etc vs. completely crafting all sections + threads (vs. custom body, threading, etc.). As of Jan 2012, I am working the non-kit pens in the larger, lighter body sizes -- consistent with the El Grande/Churchill size.

I believe I am the only one who has been making and selling Alabaster fountain pens

#35 NorthView Crafts

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Posted 11 March 2012 - 00:19

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!

Thank you for your kind words and link to our site www.northviewcrafts.co.uk
You will need to call round next time you are passing.
Lots of new materials we are working with now, we even have a Titanic Fountain pen and more H.M.S Victory Pens
Thank you again

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Posted 03 June 2012 - 17:12

1. Moses Lake Washington
2. Kit, Modified kit, (soon will be totally custom)
3. Fountain, Rollerball, Ballpoint
4. Acrylic Resins, Wood, Antler, Aluminum, Trustone
5. My later Pens https://picasaweb.go...19286616/MyPens and my Etsy site http://www.etsy.com/...azzlePenturning
6. Converter, universal cartridge

The picture is an example of my work, with some of my own cast blanks.
The last one is a kitless click, I am working on improving the design.

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This is some of my pens I have made. https://picasaweb.google.com/118321470071119286616/MyPens
And my online store http://www.etsy.com/shop/dazzlepenturning

#37 watch_art


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Posted 20 June 2012 - 19:11

Hey me too!

1. Hot Springs, Ar.
2. Full custom only. Never done a kit before. :)
3. Fountain - but can also make one to take bp and rb refills.
4. wood and acrylics - celluloids and ebonites
5. www.newtonpens.com
6. cart converters or ED

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Posted 01 July 2012 - 14:56

1. Columbus Ohio Area
2. Kit
3. Fountain Pen, Rollerball, Ballpoint, etc.
4. Wood, Acrylic, Trustone, Castings, Whatever I can get my hands on. :)
5. Http://www.pensbyron.com
6. Piston

Thanks so much for the consideration!!

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Posted 25 September 2012 - 23:55

i would like to tune up your pen,
iam an artist if i may call me one,
am doing airbrush on pens and other miniatures like zippos and so on,two pens i made for now, a commision work for montegrappa and the other one is made totally free my design and its a cheep one i bought for a few bucks its not yet clearcoated ,but i thought to show them to you and maybe get some commision work from you couse i dont have the money to buy me a expensive one to do some work on iz,hope you like it and maybe someone would like to have a airbrush on his pen it would be a pleasure to do it for you,sorry for my english, let me know your appinion
my adress
simunic mladen
48325 novigrad podravski
delovi 111

tel 0038548832299

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Posted 25 October 2012 - 03:28

Looks like I'm a little late for the party but better late than never! I have been making custom pens for several years and have made pens on request on several occasions. One thing that appeals to my customers is that I custom blend my resins and can match virtually any color.

Here are some particulars:

I am located in Show Low, Arizona and I spent several years assembling kit pens and while I don't make them anymore, I can upon request. My passion is making my own line of fountain pens with the occasional rollerball pen. I make everything from scratch except the nibs and feeds. I love working with silver and my more recent pens include a nice mix of silver embellishments. I generally make pens that use cartridges or converters but have made button fillers, button fillers and can make just about anything one wants. I have a nice collection of exotic woods as well as acrylic, cebloplast, ebonite and trustone materials.

To see the type of work I do, please visit my website: Arizonapenco.com

George Butcher

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