Heirloom Pens - Custom Pens Made From Your Heirloom Wood

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$75.00
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$75.00
+ $8.00 shipping
Made to order
Preparation takes 2-3 weeks
Arrives from the United States
Returns accepted
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Handmade
Made in Bedford, Ohio

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Heirloom Pens From Your Wood

Preserve a piece of a memory in something tangible that can be gifted and carried as a reminder. You can preserve that memory as a pen. It can be anything from an dinning room chair or table in your childhood house, or a piece of the house. It can be a piece of the old tree where your fort was or that old swing hung from a branch. Or a piece of an old fence that was built by your grandpa or father. Wouldn't it be cool to give a memory that can be used?

I can make your memory a heirloom.

I will turn and build a pen out of a piece of wood you send to me. You decide what the heirloom is all about and what it will be made of. As long as it is solid wood, has no voids or rotting, is dry with no insect damage, it can be made into a heirloom pen.

You choose the style of pen.
You send your wood to me.
You fill out a form with information about your heirloom.
I will make you a heirloom pen.
I will provide a gift box.
I will provide a certificate of authenticity about your wood and your story.
You give the gift of memories.

Specifics:

Wood Dimensions must be at least 1"x1"x6" of solid wood with no rot, no insect damage, and no voids. The wood can be larger but not smaller. A branch will make a nice pen only if it is dry without checking on the ends and is approximately 2 inches in diameter. Wood can come from a fence rail or post, barn siding, a wall stud from a house. tree cut offs, firewood, a piece of furniture, an old toy, basically anything that is solid wood. Stained and finished wood needs to be a bit thicker than 1" so the stain can be turned off of the piece for finishing.

A link to an online form will be sent after the purchase. You must fill out the form completely and give as much information as possible. You will need to tell the story of your wood, share a memory, include anything that is relevant to the wood and the person the heirloom is for. The form is online and should be completed prior to mailing your wood.

Laser customization of the heirloom is possible.

Shipping and Processing:

You will be responsible to ship your wood to me. I will provide free shiping with tracking back to you. I recommend using USPS for all shipping.

* Etsy will show processing time as 2-3 weeks, however this depends on receiving your wood. After I receive your wood manufacturing time will be 1-2 weeks.


FAQs

Items listed under Made to Order require time to make your item after the order is received. I have templates and material lists ready to go and your order will be handmade and shipped to you. Usually made to order items take 1-2 weeks to make and ship. Depending on demand and availability of Materials this could be longer or shorter. If a significant delay is expected I will contact you.

Absolutely! Custom orders can be requested by using the Request Custom Order or Contact Shop Owner buttons on the left side menu. I will respond as soon as I can and will try to help you along with the custom order to make sure you get what you want. Laser engraving, and transfer personalization is available. Laser engraving has size and material limitations. Most wood is engravable. Transfer personalization is done with heat and is usually done on things that are too tall for the laser.

All cutting boards, cheese slicers, toaster tongs, and other kitchen utensils should not be soaked in water, washed in a dishwasher or mistreated. It is OK to wash them under running water but do not soak as the wood will naturally swell and could crack or warp. Every so often you should retreat your product with mineral oil or some other food safe treatment. A wax and mineral oil finish is applied but will need to be re-coated it increase the longevity of the wood. I offer my own blend of beeswax and mineral oil wood conditioner. Wood Wax is available in 2 colors, clear and natural. Clear Wood Wax will not darken your wood when applied. Natural provides a warm yellow tint and may slightly darken your wood.

All the products I use on items that will be used for food preparations are food safe. The hardwoods I use are carefully selected and prepared, paying attention to not use any woods with resins that are linked to allergies, however you should not buy a product that is made of anything you are allergic to. Most hardwoods I use are locally sources in Ohio. I use Titebond II and Titebond III glue, which is waterproof and food safe when cured. All epoxies I use for crack filling is non-toxic and food safe when fully cured. Finishing is done with food safe finishes.

Laser engraving and personalization is offered on most of my products. I use a C02 laser system with a 12" x 20" engraving bed. You may request personalization, and some items are listed with this as an option when purchasing. You can contact me with your idea before ordering. You can send a design you have created, your logo, a scanned note, a picture etc. Design work and custom graphic design is not offered but your designs are welcome. I will make recommendation on engraving designs to help get the best possible design. Copyright and trademark protected images and logos will not be accepted. I respect the rights of artists and photographers. Please have a letter of authorisation if you wish to have a copyright image engraved.

Due to the nature of woodworking sizes listed are approximate. Because all of my items are hand made some sizes may be slightly larger or smaller than listed sizes due to wood movement, sanding, natural flaws in wood that have to be worked out or worked with. Weights vary slightly with moisture content and wood density. Some variations in woodgrain is also expected with Made to Order items. Made to Order items are listed with stock photos so expect the grain and color to be different with every item. This is natrual.

Items listed under Made to Order require time to make your item after the order is received. I have templates and material lists ready to go and your order will be handmade and shipped to you. Usually made to order items take 1-2 weeks to make and ship. Depending on demand and availability of Materials this could be longer or shorter. If a significant delay is expected I will contact you.

Absolutely! Custom orders can be requested by using the Request Custom Order or Contact Shop Owner buttons on the left side menu. I will respond as soon as I can and will try to help you along with the custom order to make sure you get what you want. Laser engraving, and transfer personalization is available. Laser engraving has size and material limitations. Most wood is engravable. Transfer personalization is done with heat and is usually done on things that are too tall for the laser.

All cutting boards, cheese slicers, toaster tongs, and other kitchen utensils should not be soaked in water, washed in a dishwasher or mistreated. It is OK to wash them under running water but do not soak as the wood will naturally swell and could crack or warp. Every so often you should retreat your product with mineral oil or some other food safe treatment. A wax and mineral oil finish is applied but will need to be re-coated it increase the longevity of the wood. I offer my own blend of beeswax and mineral oil wood conditioner. Wood Wax is available in 2 colors, clear and natural. Clear Wood Wax will not darken your wood when applied. Natural provides a warm yellow tint and may slightly darken your wood.

All the products I use on items that will be used for food preparations are food safe. The hardwoods I use are carefully selected and prepared, paying attention to not use any woods with resins that are linked to allergies, however you should not buy a product that is made of anything you are allergic to. Most hardwoods I use are locally sources in Ohio. I use Titebond II and Titebond III glue, which is waterproof and food safe when cured. All epoxies I use for crack filling is non-toxic and food safe when fully cured. Finishing is done with food safe finishes.

Laser engraving and personalization is offered on most of my products. I use a C02 laser system with a 12" x 20" engraving bed. You may request personalization, and some items are listed with this as an option when purchasing. You can contact me with your idea before ordering. You can send a design you have created, your logo, a scanned note, a picture etc. Design work and custom graphic design is not offered but your designs are welcome. I will make recommendation on engraving designs to help get the best possible design. Copyright and trademark protected images and logos will not be accepted. I respect the rights of artists and photographers. Please have a letter of authorisation if you wish to have a copyright image engraved.

Due to the nature of woodworking sizes listed are approximate. Because all of my items are hand made some sizes may be slightly larger or smaller than listed sizes due to wood movement, sanding, natural flaws in wood that have to be worked out or worked with. Weights vary slightly with moisture content and wood density. Some variations in woodgrain is also expected with Made to Order items. Made to Order items are listed with stock photos so expect the grain and color to be different with every item. This is natrual.



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