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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
http://benspens.wordpress.com

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.

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[P]roductsBamboo Keyboard & MouseLove it when electronics and wood are combined like this!

[P]roducts

Bamboo Keyboard & Mouse
Love it when electronics and wood are combined like this!

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[P]ortabilityHybrid Electric BicycleThe battery which powers the motor, integrated front and rear lights, as  well as a charging dock for communication devices, entertainment, or  navigation is directly charged from the rider’s own energy output to  maximize efficiency.

[P]ortability

Hybrid Electric Bicycle
The battery which powers the motor, integrated front and rear lights, as well as a charging dock for communication devices, entertainment, or navigation is directly charged from the rider’s own energy output to maximize efficiency.

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[P]ossibilitiesMobile HospitalDesigner Kukil Han imagines a go-anywhere solution for providing aid to  victims of natural disasters such as floods, earthquakes, tsunamis and  storms. The Mobile Hospital could be delivered to any part of the world  (including hard to reach areas) in a matter of hours via helicopter, or  be transported on a larger scale by ship, providing emergency medical  attention to those in need.

[P]ossibilities

Mobile Hospital
Designer Kukil Han imagines a go-anywhere solution for providing aid to victims of natural disasters such as floods, earthquakes, tsunamis and storms. The Mobile Hospital could be delivered to any part of the world (including hard to reach areas) in a matter of hours via helicopter, or be transported on a larger scale by ship, providing emergency medical attention to those in need.

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New Needtobreathe song, Drive All Night.

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"Reason tells me about the truth, but I really cannot grasp what it means; I can’t understand it without art. Edwards said that unless you use imagination, unless you take a truth and you image it – which of course is art – you don’t know what it means. If you cannot visualize it, you don’t have a sense of it on your heart."

Timothy Keller

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Who Needs Air

The Classic Crime

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