Herringbone Pen

There are 60 individual laser cut pieces on this pen. They come numbered, so they can be assembled in the proper arrangement. They have to be taped in place over a brass tube, then the tube has to be removed without the whole thing collapsing like a house of cards, then the inside only is glued, then the inside is carefully drilled so the brass tube will go back in, then the tube is glued back in, then the tape is removed and the outside is glued. THEN it can be slowly, carefully sanded and turned to proper thickness and form, and finished. The whole process can take more than three days. Enjoy !


Cherry Burl Ives

I love a good play on words, and when I can combine it with woodworking, all the better! This is a piece of cherry burl I got when we cleaned out my late father’s workshop. It was too small and cracked for most project ideas, but the Burl Ives “Holly Jolly Christmas” snowman character was inside it just itching to come out!


Welcome to GRRRR8 Pens

Welcome to the  Grrrr8 Pens blog!

One of my purposes in creating “Grrrr8 pens” is to make high quality writing instruments that are visually appealing, unique and will serve the owner well for many years.

My other purpose is to raise funds for The Community School in Decatur, Georgia.  The Community School is a private school specializes in teens and young adults with various social-emotional development issues, such as Asperger’s Syndrome or autistic spectrum disorders. That’s a gross oversimplification! You can learn more about this nationally acclaimed program at their website.

I’ll be using this space to show some of the things that come out of my workshop: pens, cutting boards, bowls and who knows what else!

Thanks for looking in. If you see something you like, drop us a line. The goal is to sell these products and give the proceeds to the school, so if you wish to buy something you see here, or have an idea for something you would like to see, be sure and let us know!