acrylic + marblewood


Lin is an acrylic and spalted marblewood handmade pen that I turned on my lathe.

Marblewood is an exotic hardwood native to northeastern South America. We only purchase exotic wood that is not endangered and comes from off cuts. Off cuts are the waste pieces fine furniture makers produce and are otherwise considered unusable.

Spalting occurs when the maple wood begins the initial stages of decay and then subsequently is dried to prevent further decay. The partial decay is called spalting and gives the wood dark contrasting lines and streaks where fungus began to attack the wood. I finished the wood with high friction polish to enhance the natural changes in coloring, tone, and grain of the wood.

Lin is a Streamline-style ballpoint pen with black ink that twists to extend the ink for writing and twists the opposite direction to retract. The pen is refillable (you can find refills at your local office store and online). Finally, I include a pen case and care instructions with the purchase of this item.

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A little about me….
I’m a historical archaeologist and spend my days excavating sites, analyzing artifacts, and writing up my findings. When I’m not in the field, you’ll find me in my woodshop. I primarily use found and reclaimed wood from here in Central Kentucky. It’s my hope that incorporating elements of the wood as I found it into each piece serves as a reminder that the object you see once was part of a beautiful, living tree. Learn more about me and my shop here.

Creekview Woodshop donates a portion of every sale to Green Forests Work, a nonprofit dedicated to re-establishing healthy and productive forests on formerly mined lands in Appalachia.


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