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  • 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...
  • Red Hot Resin & The Confetti Explosion

    I've been anxious to turn resin - and by anxious, I mean both excited and nervous. There are so many woodworkers and pen makers out there who are d...
  • Boxwood Burl and A Lot of Curve

    Just taking a quick break to share some pics of a gorgeous Blue Boxwood Burl we got over the weekend. I couldn't wait to start turning it and it DO...
  • Unboxing HempWood

    Hemp Wood! To me it looks like two of my favorite woods, Spalted Tamarind and Cork, got together and had a hemp wood baby. That might be another reason it was love at first sight...
  • 2021 Circus Pen Collection

    In the spirit of imagination and wonder, Heirloom Evolution is kicking off 2021 by launching a new line of hand turned pens dedicated to 12 amazing women who made contributions to one of the world's greatest centers of curiosity: the circus.