I’ve been turning since 2012. I started with pens and have remained a fairly loyal and consistent pen turner. I’ve explored different styles, materials and finishes on traditional pens using kits from various manufacturers. These kit pens require the use of components, essentially making me a pen assembler, rather than a pen maker. In order to grow and evolve as a pen turner, I’ve began to explore new methods in pen design and creation. I developed an interest in kitless pens because every pen I create is unique. Essentially, it is a one-of-a-kind piece of art. This fulfills my desire to expand my skills and techniques. It also lends to my interest in precision parts creation and machining principals in general.