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Form + Function = An Awesome New Ballpoint Model

Form & Function combine in my latest pen model.

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One of my favorite things about making pens is how I am able to use exotic materials and woods with figure in grain that most furniture makers would throw away because it lacks the strength and rigidity needed in tables and chairs.  But in a pen I get to show off that grain pattern or odd coloration, and this new pen model is designed to capture and highlight that form by utilizing a single,…

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dagreenfairy:

Dieselpunk motorbikes

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sondermill:

Oh glorious staircase. African mahogany and teak do wonders together 🙌
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sondermill:

Oh glorious staircase. African mahogany and teak do wonders together 🙌


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agoodturndaily:

AAW 2014 symposium in Phoenix. Instant Gallery: Graeme Priddle collaboration

agoodturndaily:

AAW 2014 symposium in Phoenix. Instant Gallery: Graeme Priddle collaboration

scificity:

Here’s a piece of concept art I did of a desperate Empire once again bargaining with bounty hunters.http://scificity.tumblr.com

scificity:

Here’s a piece of concept art I did of a desperate Empire once again bargaining with bounty hunters.

http://scificity.tumblr.com

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rhubarbes:

BMC Impec Concept.
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rhubarbes:

BMC Impec Concept.

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A Regal Looking Stub Nib

An old college roommate of mine called me a while back asking me to make him a custom fountain pen that had a regal look and feel.  He also wanted a stub nib (that is a flat chisel like tip, see photos below) that would compare somewhat to his Lamy stub nib fountain pen.  This was a new one for me!  I rarely get requests for fountain pens let alone a custom tip like a stub nib which got me pretty…

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Handcrafted Links: Famous Authors & Writing by Hand

Handcrafted Links: Famous Authors & Writing by Hand

Hemmingway writer

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

Famous Authors & Their Preferred Writing Tools

“[The fountain pen is] the world’s finest word processor.” – Stephen King describing his Waterman fountain pen.


Writing by Hand in a Digital Age

“Should I lose all my important…

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headandhaft:

"The yew chunk. Rough turned most of the pieces now, got a decent 11 inch, and a couple of 10 inch bowls from it, as well as a few smaller bowls. The grain is unreal, not seen anything quite like it. Will be sat in front of these waiting until they are dry i think !…."

Beautiful grain!

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Cool, a tree ring print!

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BEN'S PENS: Buckeye Burl Fountain Pens

Some Buckeye Burl fountain pens I made recently.

Buckeye Burl Pens

The Honey Bee
 


The inspiration for this pen is pretty easy to identify, a honey bee.  My friend, Darius,…View Post

The Honey Bee

 

The inspiration for this pen is pretty easy to identify, a honey bee.  My friend, Darius,…

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The Face of Modern Slavery

When 6-year-olds are sold to be tortured and raped, it’s time for a 21st-century abolitionist movement to end human trafficking.

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Custom Olivewood Prototype Pen

This fountain pen has been an idea in my head for years now, and this is my first successful attempt at it.  I still have a few processes to iron out as I develop this design, but as a proof of concept I am very pleased with how this pen came out.

Thanks for looking,
Ben
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Conce[P]tual Design

This is the Cobble Phone concept, which is a 3D phone that includes a camera to track your fingers enabling a more accurate multitouch interface so that you never hit the wrong button again.  I’m a big fan of the option for a wood back on the phone too.