New Pens

Been a busy week in the shed as I’ve been making up a lot of items for the weekend stalls and a couple of items on commission. I have also been trying some things out and made up a couple of new styles of pens to see how these go with my customers.

The first is a Sierra Style pen but with a click mechanism instead of the twist. It is a very stylish pen but I can only find it in the black and gold.

Sierra Click Pen

The other pen I’ve tried is the Panama Click Pen. This pen comes with a soft rubber tip so that it can also be used as a stylus on phones and tablets. Great when your fingers just won’t work properly on the keyboard.

Panama Click Stylus Pen

Hoping the coming weekend is fine so that I can get to the Huskisson markets and get some sales under my belt. Drop by and see me if you’re in the area.





Just finished up and installed a bedhead that a client wanted for a house she is decorating. It was the first time I’d built something like this, so it was a bit of a challenge and good fun to build and figure out the best way to do it. She wanted a “Beachy Look” as it’s for a holiday rental house down the coast. I think it turned out alright and the client is very happy with it as well.

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Bedhead Installed

Thanks to Rebecca from Drift Interiors. You can get a few more details by visiting my Projects page.

Back Again

Sorry it’s been a while since I posted here but I’ve been a bit busy recently and have been way too slack in keeping my posts up to date. You can expect to see more posts coming in the near future. If you want to keep a bit more informed you can go to my Facebook page “Simon’s Wood Stuff” and keep up to date with the posts there. Give it a like and you’ll get to see my posts as I do them. Well must get on with it. Catch you soon.

No Turning Today

Did up a whole lot of acrylic blanks over Easter to start making some pens and other items for the next market. Cut all the blanks, glued all the tubes in, squared up the ends, mounted one on the lathe and went to make sure I had everything I needed, only to find out that I didn’t have any micro mesh pads left. So after swearing a bit, it was back onto the PC and order some in. Hoping they will arrive tomorrow so I can get stuck into some turning on Monday.

At least I could keep myself busy over the last few days doing other things around the yard and started on making up a new box (pics to follow).