Distinctive Woodworking

Getting ready for the Viennese Ball!

The lovely folks at the Viennese Ball Ottawa’s Viennese Winter Ball, were kind enough to accept my proposal of
custom made pens as gifts for the young men and ladies currently working on their dance skills for the
magical evening of Feb 20th.

Each of the debs and cavs from this years Viennese Winter Ball will be receiving a beautiful pen in a
custom laser etched presentation box.  Each pen will be a lifetime memory for them to treasure: a pen that
can be taken to school, used for exams, used to remember a magical evening in their youth.

I thought I’d take a few posts to explain how a custom made pen goes from  an idea  to a stunning gift.

By doing this, I’ll also help to explain why a custom made pen makes sense as a business gift or a promotional
item as well.

I often get asked “How long does it take to make a pen?”   The short answer is  “2 hours”.  The slightly
longer  15 years! (even after 15 years I’m still learning)

The actual answer is “2 hours spread out over ten days”.

So  watch over the next few days as a pen goes from a an idea, to the selection
from a block of wood through all the steps and skills to create a beautiful pen.

As an example of what the debs and cavs will be getting from the ball:

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