I started out making furniture 23 years ago when my wife called my bluff on "I can build furniture". I quickly started building my tool chest and work bench using reclaimed wood and hardware from my Great, Great, Grandfathers work bench. I started experimenting with turning wooden bowls, which led to the world of pen kits. My wife and I ran an antique business on the side and during those years I started collecting antique pens. About 10 years ago I started turning acrylic fountain pens to fill my need to create and enjoy the pen parts that I had collected from all over the world.