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William D Ake

Total live articles: 5

Member since: Mar 02, 2012

Specializes in making handmade pens and wood turnings. Enjoys playing the trombone.

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A fine pen can be a great conversation piece. But, it is still a writing instrument, and as such, should write well. Take a fine-looking automobile, sure it looks nice, but how does it drive? A car

Articles Categories> Shopping Product Reviews l 2 years ago

While I consider handmade pens as art, the reason they are so beautiful must be credited to the wood from which they are made. So, what, then makes a handcrafted pen art? For wooden pens, there is a

Home & Family> Woodworking l 2 years ago

They say that the pen is mightier than the sword. If that is true, I must be very careful yielding my power. Not only do I have many, many pens, but I have the capacity to make pens, each mightier

Home & Family> Woodworking l 2 years ago

Asking an artist to pick their favorite medium or their favorite work of art is akin to asking a parent to choose which of their children is their favorite. Ok, I don't have any children, so I may be

Home & Family> Woodworking l 2 years ago

Although there are many methods of making a handmade pen, there are some commonalities on the types of equipment used. An artist that decides to make a pen has a plethora of choices from which to

Home & Family> Woodworking l 2 years ago

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