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Last Emperor – When Wood Becomes Art

Prologue …. Where does the emperor’s journey begin? Let me start by saying that I have turned more than a thousand pens over the years. Created one or two limited editions and on more than one holiday created custom designs … Continue reading

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Resin Cast Botanical Pen Blanks

Resin Cast Potpourri Grade Botanicals Pen Blanks Over the past few months we have been experimenting with casting various potpourri grade botanical pen blanks using¬†dyed Alumilite resin. Our first blanks used #1 Grade Lavender flowers cast in a violet resin. … Continue reading

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Surface Texture and Carving

Prologue I recently¬†posted an Instagram image of an open vessel I created entitled “Ribbons in Wood”. A couple of followers on Instagram asked if I could share the process I used to create the vessel. This weeks blog will hopefully … Continue reading

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Handwritten Notes: Important As Ever

Why Handwritten Notes Personal handwritten notes are becoming rarer every day. In a world of text messages, emails, and tweets one could argue that theses are more accessible than handwritten notes. Is this the natural evolution of communication? The 2011 U.S. … Continue reading

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