As I write this, I’m close to half way through engraving a batch of wooden pen boxes for Bryn Jones of Prestige Pens, based near Caernarfon.
Bryn is a wood turner who I met at the Wales Spring Fair in Llandudno. As well as wooden bowls, he makes fabulous wooden pens, turned by hand from a wide variety of native and exotic woods. He sells them at craft events, through shops in North Wales and through his Prestige Pens web site.
Much of the wood he uses has dramatic grain patterns, so every pen is a one-off.
To give his pens the finishing touch, he offers his customers a wooden box to keep them in, engraved with his logo. He seems to be doing well, judging by the number of boxes he’s using!
Laser engraving is a flexible way to mark wooden boxes like these, with the ability to prepare batches as and when needed, or to do small runs of bespoke designs if required.