Exotic Wood Pens
Paul is a native of the Inland Northwest having lived
in Spokane, Washington for nearly 50 years.
Paul is married to Beth his best friend for over 30 years,
and their adult daughter, Shawna, is the love of their lives.
Their 1920 English Tudor style home
has also been a focal point of their lives.
Remodeling and caring for this fine old home
has been a labor of love for the whole family.
They also enjoy their sliver of paradise at their cabin
in Laclede, Idaho
where they spend many weekends throughout the year.
Paul became inspired to begin turning pens because
of his profession as a financial planner.
In this industry one of the only tangible elements
is the pen used to design the financial plan
and sign one’s name to the documents that are significant
in the life of the client.
Paul will often give his clients a pen as a token
of symbolism for this important plan.
Since 2001, Paul has handcrafted exotic wooden pens
using over 50 varieties of wood from all corners of the globe.
The wood is at the heart of the instrument and Paul searches around the world for unique and environmentally friendly wood
that can be turned into the instrument
that it was meant to become.
Using a special lathe that turns the wood, he uses delicate hand tools
to shape the rough blocks of wood into writing instruments
that will last for generations.
The mechanics of the pen are also special using
the finest components
for various designs and styles of pens.
Paul seeks to accommodate a variety of hand sizes and preferences
making each pen unique and individual.
From the nearly lost art of calligraphy and fountain pens
to a more traditional simple slim style pen,
Paul hopes each person seeking an instrument
will find one that will suit his or her hand and style.
Paul will custom design a writing instrument
for the client whose taste needs that special attention.