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  • Visit Us At the Great New England Spring Show!

    Despite a layer of snow on the ground and a desperately cold wind chill, Special K and I have spring on our minds as we prepare for the Great New...
  • All About Returns

    All About Returns & RepairsReturns are a rare event in our shop, but they do happen on occasion. Sometimes a pen just doesn’t suit your writing...
  • The Chopping Block

    One of the most common reactions we hear from people when they see our cutting boards is "they're too pretty to use!" It's certainly flattering and...
  • It's Fall About Cutting Boards

    While the cutting board has been a food prep staple since the invention of kitchen hygiene, there’s no reason your staple can’t be a stunner. Give us a chance – we’ll make your kitchen countertop a happy place.
  • Nerves of Steel, Part I

    Far be it from me to suggest our workshop is a doubt-free workplace, especially with Seamus (another post for another time) lurking about, planning...
  • Birdseye Maple Box Lantern, Part II

    You know how it is when you think about making something and you've thought about 1.1 million possibilities? How you can take at least half of thos...
  • Birdseye Maple Box Lantern, Part I

    For our first Box Lantern (view here), Kevin chose a beautiful selection of Red Oak to build the lantern's box and we were blown away by the way t...
  • The "Alden" Fountain Pen

    What’s So Special About “Alden”? When I set out to create a new fountain pen, I had two goals in mind: to create a fountain pen that combined tradi...
  • To the Victor Go the Spoils...

    We remove mountains, and make seas our smooth highway; nothing can resist us. We war with rude Nature; and, by our resistless engines, come off alw...
  • Graduation Gift Idea

    Did you know according to dream interpretation, a pen represents fortune and sustainability? It’s a symbol of permanence and when given as a gift, ...
  • Even My Blues Have The Blues and The Blues and The Blues

    Today was my favorite kind of day the workshop, the kind when I get a chance to work with one of my favorite materials, Blue Box Elder. Before we ...
  • Paper Knife or Letter Opener

    The letter opener was not only useful for opening correspondence, it was a luxury item that could be offered at a range of price points...