From Pine View Farm

Chris’s Pens 9

The pens that Chris made for us arrive today.

They are gorgeous.

Hand Crafted Pens

(Mine’s the fat one.)

If you want to learn more about his handcrafted pens, visit his website.

Now, I’m just waiting for the fountain pen. I expected it would be more challenging than a ballpoint, but it has turned out to be even more challenging than I anticipated. It’s caused him so much torment that the fun has gone out of watching him.



  1. Karen

    May 1, 2008 at 6:23 am

    His head is going to be so swollen, his hairs are going to be even further apart than they already are!

  2. Opie

    May 1, 2008 at 10:20 am

    Chris told me, "Opie, I know you aren’t old enough to remember, but to me it seems like only yesterday when all we had was fountain pens… and now I’ve forgotten how to make one!" I could tell he was frustrated.

  3. Linda

    May 1, 2008 at 12:17 pm

    Wow Chris, what a great pen.   I just wish I had a job I could use it at and show it off.  Okay, that’s wrong, Frank wishes I had a job where I could show it off.  Thanks again, you are a master at your art.

  4. Frank

    May 1, 2008 at 12:19 pm

    Gosh, when I went to school, there was this little bowl built into the desk.  You dipped your pen into it so you could write.

  5. chris the plumber

    May 1, 2008 at 12:44 pm

    shoot that aint nothing, when Opie went to school it was on a boat called  Santa Maria on it’s way to Americia!!

  6. Opie

    May 1, 2008 at 1:20 pm

    Are you making fun of the fact that I am 1/16 Cherokee Indian?

  7. Frank

    May 1, 2008 at 3:09 pm

    Gosh, that gives me a horrible thought.

    What if I’m related to Dick Cheney.


  8. Opie

    May 1, 2008 at 3:31 pm

    He told me you were. (This was on a hunting trip we took together a few weeks ago.)

  9. chris the plumber

    May 5, 2008 at 1:55 am

    Oh Opie. . . you old boot!