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Postby SvcDogSawyer » January 13th, 2009, 8:28 pm

Now that I feel comfortable with all of you, I would like to mention that make stuff to sell. I have been making pens, pencils, and other gifts on my lathe. Everything is turned by me, so it's all custom, and unique.

I have a business name, Sawyer's Turn, so named because Sawyer lays next to me in the workshop every time I work on stuff. And yes, he does get dusty!

I can turn a variety of natural and man-made materials to suit every taste. Natural materials include domestic and exotic woods, (which can also come dyed in different colors) and deer antler (for those hunter friends!). Man-made materials include Acrylic & Carbon Fiber.

Materials that are a combination (partly natural, partly man-made) are Dyed Corn Cob, Cereal, Crushed Pearl & Snake Skin.

The pen parts come in a variety of finishes, such as, 24 K. gold, Brushed Satin, Black Enamel, Titanium Nitrate, Platinum (Rhodium), Black Titanium Nitrate, Chrome, Copper & Gun metal. There is a new one out that is made from bullet cartridges, and comes in silver and gold also.

The are Twist, Click, Screw Top, Roller Ball & Fountain type of pens.

Examples of things I've made are, pens, pencils, pen/pencil sets, ornaments, perfume atomizers, snowman, lighthouse, baby rattle, dumbbell, detachable key chains & neck pens, USB Thumb Drive, mini flashlight, letter opener/magnifying glass set, kaleidoscope & bottle stopper with cork screw. The baby rattle & dumbbell have a food safe finish.

If you would like to see some of what I've done you can visit http://www.sawyersturn.homestead.com and Sawyer will show you around.

if you have questions and want to order something send me a PM.
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Postby iluvk9 » January 13th, 2009, 8:36 pm

Those are gorgeous! You have an amazing talent!
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Postby SisMorphine » January 13th, 2009, 8:36 pm

Why the hell didn't I know about this before Christmas?!?!?!?! Hmmmmm?!?!?!?!
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Postby TheRedQueen » January 13th, 2009, 8:39 pm

SisMorphine wrote:Why the hell didn't I know about this before Christmas?!?!?!?! Hmmmmm?!?!?!?!


He was working on getting his website built (a friend is doing it)...and he was kinda busy (12 pens for a friend on the flyball team over Xmas alone!)

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Postby SisMorphine » January 13th, 2009, 8:41 pm

TheRedQueen wrote:
SisMorphine wrote:Why the hell didn't I know about this before Christmas?!?!?!?! Hmmmmm?!?!?!?!


He was working on getting his website built (a friend is doing it)...and he was kinda busy (12 pens for a friend on the flyball team over Xmas alone!)

:wave2:

NO EXCUSE!!! :cuss: :cuss:
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Postby pitbullmamaliz » January 13th, 2009, 8:49 pm

Wow! Those are super nice! What are the prices like? I'm a junkie for fountain pens. I love how they scritch on the paper. Feels elegant. :heartbeat:
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Postby Marinepits » January 13th, 2009, 9:03 pm

Beautiful!!! VERY nice, John!

A couple of years ago, we went to a Christmas Fair and found an older gentleman who hand-turns pens. We bought two gorgeous fountain pens made out of elk (I think) antler. Unfortunately we lost his business card, so I'm happy to find a new place for gifts!
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Postby hugapitbull » January 13th, 2009, 9:04 pm

Very Nice! You and Sawyer do a fine job :wink:
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Postby madremissy » January 13th, 2009, 9:04 pm

Those are beautiful. My Daddy would love the corkscrew one.
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Postby TheRedQueen » January 13th, 2009, 9:50 pm

pitbullmamaliz wrote:Wow! Those are super nice! What are the prices like? I'm a junkie for fountain pens. I love how they scritch on the paper. Feels elegant. :heartbeat:


I'm with ya...when John made me my first gift, he asked what I wanted...my response..Fountain PEN! I love the scritch too. ;) He made mine with acrylic (so I can't scratch it and ruin it in my purse)...that's called "Caramel Corn"...it looks so yummy.

PS...John's computer cable is frayed...so he's only on my computer for the time being...
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Postby BullyLady » January 13th, 2009, 10:12 pm

That is VERY cool, those are beautiful!! I second the question, what are your price points? Those sure would make beautiful gifts. :) I always admire people who are crafty.
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Postby katiek0417 » January 13th, 2009, 11:47 pm

John, I PM'ed you! I want one of those teacher's pens!
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Postby CinderDee » January 13th, 2009, 11:52 pm

What an amazing talent you have! Just beautiful.
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Postby TheRedQueen » January 14th, 2009, 12:49 am

Here's my Caramel Corn pen...I :heartbeat: it. I messed up though...that one's my rollerball, my fountain pen is wood.
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Up close of the "Hot Lava" wine stopper/corkscrew
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Flash drive
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Postby SvcDogSawyer » January 14th, 2009, 1:25 am

Thank you all for the compliments. :oops:

The average pen is about $30. If you want a more exotic wood or more detailed pen parts it will be a bit more.
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Postby pitbullmamaliz » January 14th, 2009, 7:42 am

Are fountain pens more?
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Postby Jenn » January 14th, 2009, 10:49 am

Wow, now that the up close pics are taken it's easier to see how beautiful they are! You are very talented, that's great.
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Postby TheRedQueen » January 14th, 2009, 11:15 am

Jenn wrote:Wow, now that the up close pics are taken it's easier to see how beautiful they are! You are very talented, that's great.


I'll get some more close-ups posted...when the website was being built, we didn't have the pics of photobucket yet.
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Postby SvcDogSawyer » January 14th, 2009, 4:21 pm

pitbullmamaliz wrote:Are fountain pens more?


No, not for you or any of the other cute and sexy ladies.
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Postby maberi » January 14th, 2009, 4:30 pm

What about skinny guys with big feet?
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