My friend/neighbor asked me to make some pens for her husband, father and father-in-law. It’s always a huge honor when someone asks me to make a pen for someone else as a gift. It on the other hand makes me very nervous as well because I am usually charging them for the pens, I don’t usually try to make much money off of them because it’s a hobby and I enjoy doing it and I have a hard time charging friends full retail for things like this. I always fret over if the piece(s) are up to standard and up to par and if they will like them all that kind of fun stuff. I am very pleased with the way these pens turned out. They are very beautiful in my mind and it was almost difficult to give them up, but I did and I believe that she was pleased with the end result.
Let me know what you think about them.
The pens are made from Amboyna Burl it’s an exotic wood from several different areas in Asia. In my opinion it is one of the most beautiful woods out there. I would love to some day build a piece of furniture out of it. However it is EXTREMELY expensive and it would cost an arm and a leg to even make a top to a small table but I think it would be worth it.
Now sorry for the plug but if you would like a pen for yourself or as a gift please feel free to contact me and we can discuss the options.