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my 25th anniversary of crafting the highest quality custom
New for September 2017,
I have been crafting some very interesting segmented pens over the last
few weeks and have settled on a custom design that is a variation on
the classic "Celtic Knot" pattern.
I have created this unique overlapping pattern by adjusting my table
saw to a very specific angle. Each cut through the cocobolo
pen blank must be done one at a time then the insert material (this
white/black/white pick guard material is used in custom guitar
construction) is glued in and allowed to dry for an hour. Then
the next cut is made an a second side of the blank and the insert glue
up is repeated. So it takes four hours just to glue up the
segmented blank before I can start to turn the pen on the lathe.
Each pen may have a very slight variation from the pen shown here that
is already sold, due to my custom turning process. Everything I
do is by eye to maximize the final look of each pen I create. The
cost is $55 for these due to the amount of prep time and extra