CountryMadePens

CountryMadePens Not all fine writing instruments are made in the big cities, some even come from the country. At Country Made pens my ambition from the start has been to make a truly custom made pen.

All parts are made by me with the exception of the nib, nib housing, ink converter and refills.

Operating as usual

The inlay work continues!! Six more places to do on this round of inlay work. Slowly but surely it’s coming together!!En...
07/17/2021

The inlay work continues!! Six more places to do on this round of inlay work. Slowly but surely it’s coming together!!

Engraving,, it calms the mind!!

Back to my Cowboy days!!

The inlay work continues!! Six more places to do on this round of inlay work. Slowly but surely it’s coming together!!

Engraving,, it calms the mind!!

Back to my Cowboy days!!

Work continues on my latest buckle. Finally figured out the scroll pattern I want and what parts will get more inlay. To...
07/16/2021

Work continues on my latest buckle. Finally figured out the scroll pattern I want and what parts will get more inlay. Today I cut the pattern and started the extra inlay. Several more days before this one will be finished.

Engraving,, it calms the mind!!

Back to my Cowboy days!!

Work continues on my latest buckle. Finally figured out the scroll pattern I want and what parts will get more inlay. Today I cut the pattern and started the extra inlay. Several more days before this one will be finished.

Engraving,, it calms the mind!!

Back to my Cowboy days!!

Taking another break from doing pen work all the time. Started this buckle yesterday. It’s my way of getting back to my ...
07/11/2021

Taking another break from doing pen work all the time. Started this buckle yesterday. It’s my way of getting back to my cowboy days. Today it was time to start the inlay work. First thing is to cut an inlay groove and do all the undercutting in the groove. Then it’s on to laying in the wire. It takes quite awhile to get the wire all the way around. Afterwards I remove the excess wire and stone it down to the surface of the buckle.

Engraving,, it calms the mind!!

Getting back to my cowboy days!!

Over the past year I think I’ve made several really nice pens. However, this one has more of the “WOW” factor than I thi...
07/06/2021

Over the past year I think I’ve made several really nice pens. However, this one has more of the “WOW” factor than I think any of previous ones had.

Multi tone black, copper and blue cast acrylic with a stainless sleeve that I used copper inlay for the backbone of the scrollwork. The relieved background was stippled and blacked.

It comes with a standard Jowo #6 nib and converter, but the can be upgraded to a Rhodium plated 18k nib if your looking for the best.

Just uploaded this one to the “Freash off the lathe” page on my web site.
CountryMadePens.com

07/03/2021

Working on this one has been fun, but a pain in the }#% as well. Copper inlay in 416 stainless. Acrylic resin blank with colors that match the copper. Now to get the final work done and it will be available!!

Engraving,, it calms the mind!!

Not all pens are made in the city!!

Better results in the Pen Artisan Guild pen contest this year.I was tied for the win after first judging. It took the ju...
06/26/2021

Better results in the Pen Artisan Guild pen contest this year.

I was tied for the win after first judging. It took the judges quite awhile to finally make their decision.

Unfortunately I ended up in second place, but have no arguments about the pen that ended up with the win. Greg Hardy made one heck of a stunning pen for the win.

My Roman theme pen with a sculpted Sterling Silver sleeve that had Julius Caesar and column on one side and a young Roman lady and column on the other turned out stunning. The cap finial was Sterling Silver with the Roman Colosseum engraved on it. The clip and cap rings were sterling as well. The base material of the pen was red swirled acrylic. It has a 18k Rhodium plated nib.

I’m very happy with my placing and look forward to next years contest.

Needed a break before starting back on the backlog of commissioned pens.I’ve wanted to make another belt buckle and the ...
06/21/2021

Needed a break before starting back on the backlog of commissioned pens.

I’ve wanted to make another belt buckle and the timing was right.

Making dress western belt buckle has been on my bucket list for awhile.

Engraved 410 stainless steel with jewelers bronze inlay around the edge.

Now it’s checked off that list!!

Engraving,, it calms the mind!!

Not all pens are made in the city!!

Needed a break before starting back on the backlog of commissioned pens.

I’ve wanted to make another belt buckle and the timing was right.

Making dress western belt buckle has been on my bucket list for awhile.

Engraved 410 stainless steel with jewelers bronze inlay around the edge.

Now it’s checked off that list!!

Engraving,, it calms the mind!!

Not all pens are made in the city!!

It’s ready for a new home!! Gold and Black acrylic resin pen parts. 416 Stainless metal parts with sleeve having backgro...
06/05/2021

It’s ready for a new home!! Gold and Black acrylic resin pen parts. 416 Stainless metal parts with sleeve having background removed sculpted scroll work. It comes with a Jowo #6 steel nib, but can be upgraded to a Rhodium plated 18k nib. Converter filled. I’m hoping to have this one uploaded to my web site shortly.

Engraving,, it calms the mind!!

Not all pens are made in the city!!

06/04/2021

Totally amazed at how quick it was to finish the sculpted scroll work. I had set aside two days to complete it and was able to do it in one. It still needs a clip and sometimes engraved on the cap finial. If you think you might be interested in this one without a clip and would like something special engraved on the finial like your initials let me know ASAP! Otherwise starting first thing in the morning it will be too late.

Engraving,, it calms the mind!!

Not all pens are made in the city!!

06/03/2021

Finally finished the sculpting (engraving part) on the sleeve of my latest build. Now that it’s complete I can move on to burnishing, stoning, lapping and finally polishing the sleeve. So far I’m a happy camper!!

Engraving,, it calms the mind!!

Not all pens are made in the city!!

05/31/2021

This one is every bit as time consuming as I thought it would be. Almost two days sculpting and only a little bit over half finished with the sculpting part of this engraving. Oh well, back at it tomorrow!!

Engraving,,, it calms the mind!!

Not all pens are made in the city!!

I knew when I started this one it wasn’t going to go very fast. Managed a little over four hours on it today and sculpte...
05/28/2021

I knew when I started this one it wasn’t going to go very fast. Managed a little over four hours on it today and sculpted a little over a square inch of material. Lordy, Lordy the days ahead!!

Engraving,, it calms the mind!!

Not all pens are made in the city!!

After a couple hours work you can see what my intentions are for this one. It’s not going to be one of those start today...
05/27/2021

After a couple hours work you can see what my intentions are for this one. It’s not going to be one of those start today, finish tomorrow builds.

Engraving,, it calms the mind!!

Not all pens are made in the city!!

After a couple hours work you can see what my intentions are for this one. It’s not going to be one of those start today, finish tomorrow builds.

Engraving,, it calms the mind!!

Not all pens are made in the city!!

My latest work!  It’s going to be a killer piece when it’s finished!!Engraving,, it calms the mind!!Not all pens are mad...
05/27/2021

My latest work! It’s going to be a killer piece when it’s finished!!

Engraving,, it calms the mind!!

Not all pens are made in the city!

My latest work! It’s going to be a killer piece when it’s finished!!

Engraving,, it calms the mind!!

Not all pens are made in the city!

It’s finally done!! I’ve reworked my web site. All the pens that haven’t been uploaded are now on it. I even removed all...
05/24/2021

It’s finally done!! I’ve reworked my web site. All the pens that haven’t been uploaded are now on it. I even removed all the sold inventory so that your not forced to spend time scrolling through them just see what available.

Check it out. If you’re looking for a new pen there is almost 200 to choose from.

CountryMadePens.com

It’s finally done!! I’ve reworked my web site. All the pens that haven’t been uploaded are now on it. I even removed all the sold inventory so that your not forced to spend time scrolling through them just see what available.

Check it out. If you’re looking for a new pen there is almost 200 to choose from.

CountryMadePens.com

Finally finished this one today. It’s a true one of a kind. It’s available!! Message me if your interested!!
05/22/2021

Finally finished this one today. It’s a true one of a kind. It’s available!! Message me if your interested!!

05/20/2021

This ones finally coming together. I had first thought about summiting this one as my contest pen for the annual Pen Artisan Guild contest, but had new material come in that I liked better. Bronze with silver inlay for the sleeve, solid bronze finial and cap rings on an outstanding acrylic blank. Once I get the bronze clip made it will be up for grabs.

Engraving,, it calms the mind!!

Not all pens are made in the city!!

Wasn’t as happy with the bright green acrylic and silver inlayed bronze sleeve combo as I thought. Today I made a new pe...
05/18/2021

Wasn’t as happy with the bright green acrylic and silver inlayed bronze sleeve combo as I thought. Today I made a new pen for the sleeve in a darker green. So far it’s looking like a good decision. Once a patina the bronze the silver will really pop!! A few more days and this one will be finished. It’s available if your interested in a truly one of a kind pen.

Engraving,, it calms the mind!!

Not all pens are made in the city!!

Wasn’t as happy with the bright green acrylic and silver inlayed bronze sleeve combo as I thought. Today I made a new pen for the sleeve in a darker green. So far it’s looking like a good decision. Once a patina the bronze the silver will really pop!! A few more days and this one will be finished. It’s available if your interested in a truly one of a kind pen.

Engraving,, it calms the mind!!

Not all pens are made in the city!!

Turning things around on this sleeve. Normally the inlay is a darker material while the base material is bright. This on...
05/11/2021

Turning things around on this sleeve. Normally the inlay is a darker material while the base material is bright. This one is a Bronze sleeve with Silver inlays. So far it’s working.

Engraving,, it calms the mind!!

Not all pens are made in the city!!

Turning things around on this sleeve. Normally the inlay is a darker material while the base material is bright. This one is a Bronze sleeve with Silver inlays. So far it’s working.

Engraving,, it calms the mind!!

Not all pens are made in the city!!

My three latest pens are moving along fairly quickly. Now it time to get on with the engraving.Engraving,, it calms the ...
05/10/2021

My three latest pens are moving along fairly quickly. Now it time to get on with the engraving.

Engraving,, it calms the mind!!

Not all pens are made in the city!!

My three latest pens are moving along fairly quickly. Now it time to get on with the engraving.

Engraving,, it calms the mind!!

Not all pens are made in the city!!

Just about caught up on pendants. Finished this key ring and this necklace pendant today. A couple more to do later next...
05/01/2021

Just about caught up on pendants. Finished this key ring and this necklace pendant today. A couple more to do later next week and I’ll be back on other things.

Engraving,, it calms the mind!!

Not all pens are made in the city!!

Still working on back orders. Today I finished three more necklace pendants.The first one is a hobo pendant made from a ...
04/29/2021

Still working on back orders. Today I finished three more necklace pendants.

The first one is a hobo pendant made from a brass token. The other two are made from bronze sheet.

Engraving,, it calms the mind!!

Not all pens are made in the city!!

Catching up on back orders today. Both are made out of titanium.Engraving,, it calms the mind!!Not all pens are made in ...
04/28/2021

Catching up on back orders today. Both are made out of titanium.

Engraving,, it calms the mind!!

Not all pens are made in the city!!

Took a break from the shop Thursday afternoon for a little rest and relaxation and a chance to refill the fish filets in...
04/24/2021

Took a break from the shop Thursday afternoon for a little rest and relaxation and a chance to refill the fish filets in the freezer.

It was a great evenings fishing and we had to give some of them a try this evening.

Took a break from the shop Thursday afternoon for a little rest and relaxation and a chance to refill the fish filets in the freezer.

It was a great evenings fishing and we had to give some of them a try this evening.

Ouch!! Restocking nibs and converters really takes a bite out of the wallet. The last picture bites the most. Those few ...
04/16/2021

Ouch!! Restocking nibs and converters really takes a bite out of the wallet. The last picture bites the most. Those few 18k gold and rhodium plated gold nibs cost almost as much as the rest of the order.

Not all pens are made in the city!!

Sometimes it takes me awhile to get those small finishing details completed. The clip on this pen for one. It’s availabl...
04/09/2021

Sometimes it takes me awhile to get those small finishing details completed. The clip on this pen for one. It’s available!!

Engraving,,, it calms the mind!!

Not all pens are made in the city!!

Finished it today! It’s available if your looking for custom made one of a kind fountain pen. Come with a Jowo #6 nib an...
04/08/2021

Finished it today! It’s available if your looking for custom made one of a kind fountain pen. Come with a Jowo #6 nib and Schmitt converter. I’ll be refilling my supply of nibs in the next couple days and plan on bringing in a few gold and rhodium plated nibs if you would like to upgrade to a higher quality nib.

Engraving,, it calms the mind!!

Not all pens are made in the city!!

It’s slow work when doing background relief, but this one will be stunning when finished!!Engraving,, it calms the mind!...
04/02/2021

It’s slow work when doing background relief, but this one will be stunning when finished!!

Engraving,, it calms the mind!!

Not all pens are made in the city!!

It’s slow work when doing background relief, but this one will be stunning when finished!!

Engraving,, it calms the mind!!

Not all pens are made in the city!!

03/27/2021

Close to the finish line on this one. Engraved pens are a big hit for me, but can be pricey. Engraving in other materials helps keep the price down.

Engraving,, it calms the mind!!

Not all pens are made in the city!!

Had a little fun at the engraving bench this afternoon. Necklace pendant made from a gaming token. I refer to them as Ho...
03/27/2021

Had a little fun at the engraving bench this afternoon. Necklace pendant made from a gaming token. I refer to them as Hobo Pendants. This one is only about the size of a nickel.

Engraving,, it calms the mind!!

Not all pens are made in the city!!

Had a little fun at the engraving bench this afternoon. Necklace pendant made from a gaming token. I refer to them as Hobo Pendants. This one is only about the size of a nickel.

Engraving,, it calms the mind!!

Not all pens are made in the city!!

This one is up for grabs! It’s a custom build that the client backed out on. Orange/black ebonite with custom made bronz...
03/22/2021

This one is up for grabs! It’s a custom build that the client backed out on. Orange/black ebonite with custom made bronze hardwear. It comes with a two tone Jowo #5 nib and Schmitt converter. The cap band has “My Kindred Spirit • Tu e’ tu” engraved on it. I’m only asking for the balance of the build, so if your interested let me know. It needs a new home.

Engraving,,, it calms the mind!!

Not all pens are made in the city!!

This morning all this was raw stock. Solid rod Italian acrylic and solid rod stainless steel. Some days things move a lo...
03/20/2021

This morning all this was raw stock. Solid rod Italian acrylic and solid rod stainless steel. Some days things move a lot faster than others.

Engraving,, it calms the mind!!

Not all pens are made in the city!!

This morning all this was raw stock. Solid rod Italian acrylic and solid rod stainless steel. Some days things move a lot faster than others.

Engraving,, it calms the mind!!

Not all pens are made in the city!!

Took a break from pen making over the past few days. It’s not often I make anything for myself, but I needed a new belt ...
03/19/2021

Took a break from pen making over the past few days. It’s not often I make anything for myself, but I needed a new belt buckle and a chance to do something different. Now life can carry on!!

Engraving,,, it calms the mind!!

Not all pens are made in the city!!

Took a break from pen making over the past few days. It’s not often I make anything for myself, but I needed a new belt buckle and a chance to do something different. Now life can carry on!!

Engraving,,, it calms the mind!!

Not all pens are made in the city!!

02/13/2021
Titanium and ebonite!!

After this morning my latest build is approx half finished. Still need to engrave the ends of both finials and the cap sleeve. Slow and steady wins the engraving race.

Engraving,, it calms the mind!!

Titanium and ebonite!!

Not all pens are made in the city

02/07/2021

Wow! Looks like this pen is going to take way longer to finish than I expected. I’ve been working on it most of the week and I’m still days away from being finished. This is the titanium overlay for the barrel and I have another one to engrave for the cap.

Stay tuned, it’s going to be a looker when it’s finished!!

Engraving,, it calms the mind!!

Not all pens are made in the city!!

Address

19900 Providence Dr.
Lebanon, MO
65536

Opening Hours

Monday 8am - 8pm
Tuesday 8am - 8pm
Wednesday 8am - 8pm
Thursday 8am - 8pm
Friday 8am - 8pm
Saturday 8am - 8pm

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You do amazing work, Troy. Beautiful works of art.