Welcome to my Custom Fountain Pen website/blog. I put this site together a while ago so that I could let some of my fellow pen enthusiasts and penmakers, as well as my customers, see what I have been up to lately in the workshop. I don't publish all of my pens here, but good percentage of them.

A Little About My Pens: I love doing fine work on the lathe, which is what got me into this work. That is, I enjoy the focus on the details of a project - the material and colour selection, the form, the fit and finish of the pen. I also test all of the my nibs before shipping. I fill the converter, run ink through the nib and feed, and write with it. I spend a significant amount of time smoothing and adjusting the nib of every pen that I sell. My goal, with each pen that I make, is to create a writing piece whose fit and finish will impress you when you first pull it out of the packing, and that will serve you well as a great writer when you fill it up with your favourite ink.

Have a look at my posts to see some of the work I am doing lately, or see my pricing guide in the link below to the right, or check the link to my current inventory of already-made pens (usually small, as most of my work is by commissions/orders).

Or, if you are interested, you can see some of the work I have done previously in my Custom Pen Gallery on Photobucket!

If you have a Twitter account, I am @drgoretex

If any of my posts generate particular interest, I will pin them as links on the right (eg 'Basic Nib Adjusting 101').

* ORDERS: Please contact me at kencavers@gmail.com to place an order.

* PRICES: Please see the link on the right side of the screen 'Pricing Guide' for an idea as to the cost of a pen.

Have a look at the bottom of this page for some reviews done by previous buyers!

* HOW LONG WILL MY ORDER TAKE?: A note about 'wait time' for pen orders: First of all, a big 'THANK YOU' to all those who have supported me through pen orders! Without you I would have little excuse to do what I so love - spending time in my workshop making these pens. Unfortunately, since I do my pen making only in my off hours when work permits, I am only able to make about 3-5 pens each month.
As of the end of August 2013, my order list is about 60 pens long, which translates to about 15 months wait time. My sincere apologies for the long wait, and thank you for your understanding.

-Ken Cavers

Monday, 8 October 2012

Green Swirl Bamboo and Pen Rest

While I have posted pics of a Green Swirl Bamboo before, I thought I would put this one up anyway.  The person who ordered this pen had seen pics of the previous one, and was drawn to the cool acrylic, but also wanted a matching pen rest for it, having seen the other pen rests that I recently did.

As I was making this pen rest, I thought I would try something a bit different - so I added some black trim to each end of it, and then inlaid some black and green swirl acrylic into the black trim.  I rather liked how it came out - I hope the new owner does as well!

Thanks for looking!


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