Well, I got back from a a month plus residency at the successful Grand Central Holiday Craft Show, and jumping right into The Woodworking Shows!
I will be teaching seminars each day. The full schedule is at the bottom of my bio page.
It’s a lot of fun! I was happy to see MANY new, and younger, faces at the first one in Baltimore last week!
KANSAS CITY, MO
ST. LOUIS, MO
With only 9 days to go until Christmas we are in super crunch time! Today we sold 49 pens, that was one every 10 minutes! We were very busy and I am starting to run out of certain pens. I will go back to the warehouse on Monday night and make some more pens to take back with me for the last 7 days. So far, we have sold over 125 pens more this year than we did last year at this time. Top selling pens are still the Kallenshaan inlay pens, watch pieces pens, snake skin and antler pens and my cigar pens! Sold out of all the Faux Cigar pens – they sold fast! Well it is off to sleep another long day tomorrow!
Happy Turning – Barry
**UPDATE: So sorry with the difficulties with the last minute voting!
We didn’t realize that the contest system turned everything off when the entry deadline ended. The voting is now open again, and ready for some last minute votes!
Midnight was our deadline for entries to our first Pen Contest.
Many beautiful pens that have been entered!
All of our penmakers, expert and beginner alike, have done a wonderful job with their creativity and craftsmanship.
Now we need you to VOTE!
The best pens in the beginner and advanced categories will be determined by our judges, BUT the most POPULAR pen will be determined by the public. Please share this link with your family, friends and on social media. A last minute push in votes can move someone up and give us a surprise winner in the popular category! Let’s have some fun!
Voting closes November 5, and the winners will be announced November 6th.
The entries for the Pen Making Contest are still coming in, and looking good!
Only a few days remain to enter our first Pen Contest!
Pen Contest Entry Info
There is still time to get your friends to vote for your pen in the “Most Popular” category by posting it to all your favorite social media channels. If you have a lot of family & friends, the more votes you get the better your chances are to win the “Most Popular” prize!
Choosing the prize winners for the Beginner and Advanced categories will be a difficult decision for our judges, but they will do their best. The entries so far are terrific!
Good Luck and Happy Turning!
Lever Action Pen Combination
Save over 30% on this great selling, easy to make combination!
Start making pens now for the fall show and holiday season. This combination of our best selling Lever Action Pen, Prairie Rattlesnake blank and Snake display stand.
Limited time only! Order BHW530C
Happy Turning – Barry
Harmony – AZ120
After 11 weeks of waiting, my order from Dayacom finally came it. Talk about a slow boat from Taiwan! Anyway the kits are back in stock and ready for shipment! Venetian’s, Arcadia’s & Harmony’s
Thanks to all of those that waited. Happy Turning – Barry
Sleek New, Geta Pen
Just Arrived, two new pen kits! The Geta is a sleek contemporary pen kit that comes in four (4) finishes. The second pen kit is the American Liberty based from our great symbol of Freedom the Statue of Liberty. These pens are a single barrel pen kit that are easy to make! Happy Turning- Barry
PS – Stay tuned, an exciting closed end pen kit coming soon!
Cap American Liberty
Thank you Mark Gisi for showing the class last week at Arrowmont School of Arts & Crafts how to make your famous style of segmenting. The pool cue and Triton ball point pens as well as many other fine writing instruments were made during the week long class. I look forward to next month, July 16-20 to create these pens as well as many others at my next class at Marc Adams School of Woodworking. Learn to make these at MASW in July (a few openings still left!) Happy Turning – Barry
10% off store wide sale!
Since Barry is away teaching at Arrowmont, Michael & I are going to have a weekend surprise sale. Barry will be surprised to find out we did this but we don’t care! So shop early and save for Father’s day! Sale ends Sunday evening 12:00 PM DST.
Use coupon code WS-18 in the coupon section upon checkout!
Please Note: Items in the Bangle Bracelet, Lathe, Alumilite & Stabilization product categories are not included in this discount.
Happy Turning – Lenora & Michael