About Whitlock Wooden Designs

  Hi my name is John, I started woodworking in 2000 as a part time hobby making some radiator covers on the garden patio then gradually into a workshop and onto the household furniture.

Woodworking has so many different avenues and rabbit holes to explore I bought a lathe to make the knobs and bun feet for the furniture I was making at the time, this then led onto bowl turning and then pen turning with lots more adventures into other areas such as traditional Boxes as well as turned wooden boxes, Wooden Intarsia, Marquetry and inlay work.

I like to work in all areas of the above wooden crafts pushing my boundaries by bringing them together or introducing other media to raise things to new levels.

 I now have a big interest in Wooden Pens, I get to use all kinds of Exotic and Local woods in my unique handmade wooden pens. I handcraft various types and styles of Wooden Fountain Pens, Ballpoint Pens, Rollerball Pens, Pen and Pencil gift sets. All of the range of my wooden handmade pens are unique due to the figure and grain of the various types of wood. I also use Resins, Antler and other materials when turning to make completely beautiful pens and offer a wider variety, some of these materials are difficult to source like the Antler.