• Parus Pen

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    Spring Green, Wisconsin 53588
    (608) 588-7626
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    About Us

    I've enjoyed beautiful pens since childhood growing up in Janesville, WI. As a paperboy, I amassed a collection of classic Parker Pens received as gifts from route customers. I also happened to live read more
    • About

      I've enjoyed beautiful pens since childhood growing up in Janesville, WI. As a paperboy, I amassed a collection of classic Parker Pens received as gifts from route customers. I also happened to live near Parker Pen's former world headquarters. I delighted in raiding their dumpsters for discarded parts to create my own.

      My childhood fascination with pens inspired Parus Pen, an artisan shop crafting fine writing instruments including ballpoint pens, rollerball pens, fountain pens, and mechanical or artist sketch pencils. Each pen or pencil is handmade as a functional work of art. I use traditional lathe wood turning techniques and tools to turn beautiful woods, shed antlers, and pressure cast acrylics into pens, wine stopper tops, miniature birdhouse ornaments, and more.

      I diversify my wood turning through wood stabilization and pressure casting. Wood stabilization requires a vacuum pump and dedicated chamber where liquid resin and often dye are drawn into pores and voids present in material like burls or seemingly worthless ''punky'' wood. When the resin impregnated material is cured in an oven, the otherwise worthless wood becomes dense and useful for turning. Pressure casting requires a different resin, often dyes, molds, and a pressure pot. In this special chamber many pounds per square inch of pressure are applied to the liquid resin as it cures to ensure bubble free acrylics. This allows me to cast colorful, swirled acrylics as well as crystal clear acrylic encasing unique items in pens like vintage postage stamps or stock certificates.

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      • Daniel Ouimet
        Phone: (608) 588-7626
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      Grab a cup of coffee and shop from the comfort of your own home!

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