It is rewarding to turn pens and mechanical pencils on the lathe. Finding a small piece of wood with intricate details and stunning grain patterns is an essential step in making a quality writing tool. I use the best hardware for these projects, which leads to durable, long-lasting pens, and pencils. I start with a slimline design that matches each piece when creating sets. The cases are all wood and fold open for a high-end desk display. Names can be an inlay on the front of the holders for a customized gift.