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.