I have been working with wood for most of my life in one way or another, being raised by my Grandparents who grew up during thr Depression and always made due with what they had, and we built our own house so I learned how to use basic tools growing up. I have been making Exotic Wood Pens for close to ten years, and working on the lathe for over fifteen years in my modest two car garage shop in Victorville California.
After getting back into woodworking and collecting antique woodworking tools I picked up a Popular Woodworking Magazine that featured SamMaloofs new shop, up untill that time I had seen a book for sale in a antique shop and I saw one of his chairs in a Museum, to my surprise he was right here in Southern California, so in 2003 my wife surprised me when she took me to see the Sam and Alfreda Museum in Alta Loma California. that visit changed the way I looked at woodworking by combining form, and function along with combining hard lines, and soft lines I can create art that is functional that invites you to touch, admire and most of all enjoy.
In my Exotic Wood Pens their shape inspired by legendary wood worker Sam Maloof my favorite is the Curley Maple and Ebony Rocking Chair I created the Curley Maple and Ebony Pen with hard and soft lines. My mission is to let the wood speak for itself, I hand select all the woods I like to use, and still offer a variety of styles of pens with a variety of finishes like Gold, Chrome, Titanium, and Black Chrome. They combine form and function with comfort, ease of use, the bamboo like shape cradeles in the fingers and allows for a relaxed writing experience, eliminating hand fatigue during writing.
One of my curley Maple bowls is in the Sam Maloof Historic Home
I was a voulenteer Docent for Six years at the Sam and Alfreda Foundation in Alta Loma, Ca.
I am committed to providing you with unique designs, and the best woods from all over the world.
My pens distinctive shape, their blend of woods, the hard and soft lines combination offer a truly unique comfortable writing experience.