Prospectors – ooh la la!

Photos of the last bunch of Prospectors I just finished.

All sold.

All of these are fitted with a Jowo #6 nib using a Flexible Nib Factory ebonite housing and feed.

This one is on ebay :

The blanks were donated by Enigma Blanks.  Thanks!

These are sold.

Brooks Calico Koi – matte finish

Mckenzie Penworks – Blue Macaw resin

Mckenzie Penworks -Orion – matte finish

Mckenzie Penworks -Colorshift Green

Mckenzie Penworks – Shamrock

D Squared Resins – Purple Gold – matte

D Squared Resins -Arkansas Sunset – Matte

D Squared Resins -Tropical Fruit

D Squared Resins -Metropolis

Sintetica – Green Spaghetti

Turple Blaze resin by Bob Dupras

Lily Waters resin by Bob Dupras

Ocean Cenote resin by Bob Dupras

Medium Size – Iris Fields resin by

Bob Dupras Resins -Santa Rosa Beach

Bob Dupras Resins – Peacock Springs

Erinoid cellulose acetate – Pink, Purple, Black

Erinoid Cellulose Acetate – Arcola Green

Nikko Ebonite -Layered Peacock

Nikko Ebonite -Woodlands

Nikko Ebonite – Purple Beige

SEM ebonite – Cumberland ripple and solid Orange

Scholarships and pens

Hey everybody,

Scholarship checks are going out next week (congrats again kids!) and I have a new style of pen on offer.

I’m calling it the Hale.  It’s an exposed section pen.  The threads for the cap are at the front of the section.  It’s a style that’s been done before by big and small pen makers alike, and I wanted to thrown my hat in the ring as well (and it’s a great way to use old tube stock).

You can see learn about it here – Hale Production Line.

Scholarship Recipients 2021

It’s time to announce 2021 Newton Pens Scholarship recipients!

Johanna T, Emma L, Ashley V, Katherine P, and Christopher P.

Each student is getting $1,000.

All the money we raised is thanks to all of you who donate pens and stationery, and bid on our ebay auctions.  Thank you all so much.

And something fun – I just finished this overlay pen that was ordered WAY back in May of 2016.  The pen was completed in Jan of 2017 when his turn was up, but getting the overlay started and finished was a whole other production.

I sent the pen to a jeweler I was working with and he got started, but then sat on it and never completed.  He had it for a couple of years and I finally got it back mid August 2020, and sent it to Troy Breeding of Country Made Pens in Missouri, and he redid and finished the overlay on the cap and barrel.  Once I had it back I was able to measure the cap for the snake clip, build it in Blender, and then have it 3d printed in wax and cast in sterling.  I’m very happy with how it turned out.


Pens up for auction and a little something else

Hey Everybody!

A few more pens up on ebay today.  Every penny raised goes to scholarships for high school students going to college.  These scholarships change lives, and it’s all thanks to all of you.  All I do is take a few photos and put em up on ebay.  You are the ones donating these great pens.  You’re the ones bidding on them.  Thank you.

And if you read this far, shoot me an email and you can get 15% off any of my in stock pens through 6am May 14th (that’s 14 hours and about 10 minutes from now).  I won’t answer emails until tomorrow morning, but I’ll answer them in order.  So first come first served.


Thanks!  Have a great night!


Scholarship, Auctions, Valentine’s Day!!

Hi everybody!

Kids!  Apply for our scholarships now!  If you know a high school student who needs some college money please please send them my way!  Only 1 student has applied so far.  Deadline is April 3, 2021.

Lots of pens and now WATCHES up for auction on ebay – every penny raised goes to the scholarship fund.


If you’ve read this far you get a 15% discount this Sunday only!  February discount is on Valentine’s day!  It is ONLY on Valentine’s day.  So don’t ask until Valentine’s day for the discount.  Applies to EVERYthing in the store, including nib grinds, NOT to shipping.  Worldwide.

Ebay auctions for the scholarships – and welcome to 2021!

Hi Everybody!

Thanks so much for following along and supporting the scholarship fund over the years.  I’m always stunned and grateful for the amount and quality of pens you all donate.  (and if you want to contribute, I’m always taking pen and stationery donations – I’ll send a tax receipt, too)

I’ve just uploaded 8 items to ebay –

Every penny raised goes to the scholarship fund to help high school students out with college expenses.

To celebrate the new year, I’m also offering a 21% discount on anything in my web store.

Discount is for Friday, January 15th, 2021, until midnight central time.

Hopefully a little discount will make the new year a little happier for you.  🙂


Thank you all so much for  your continued support over the years.  Here’s to another great one.


Time for a little DISCOUNT!

Hi Everybody!

This is a discount just for those of you subscribed to my page here.
So thank you for subscribing.  🙂

This will be the first of many monthly discounts.

I just updated ALL the inventory pages, and want to give you a 20% discount (20% on the 20th), for today only!  Discount ends midnight US Central time.

This includes nib grinds, but not shipping.  Shipping is still whatever it will cost with insurance.

If you want a pen with a discount, send me an email, let me know what pen you want (send a screen shot if that makes it easier), and ask for the 20% off on November 20th discount.

You can see everything available here.


Auctions for scholarships. My health. And the future?

Hi Everybody!  Long time no write!

I just put up some new auctions for the scholarship fund raising.

This Sailor, Opus 88, Levenger, and several others are available now.  Bids starting at $1.

I’ve posted on Instagram a bit lately about my health – I had a hiatal hernia that need surgery and I’m recovering right now, so I’ve been a bit slow with uploading pens to ebay or doing any work in the shop at all really.  I’m at about 80% right now, and I’m back in the shop and feeling better for the most part.

Thank you all for the well wishes and get well cards you sent.  I really appreciate it.

As for the future?  Well first I hope I never have to go through all that again, but for the pen business, I’m adding something else to my lineup.

Ballpoints!  I’m naming this one the Preston, after the Preston hotel that was in Hot Springs many many years ago.  It was not the most luxurious by any stretch of the imagination.  Like the Preston ballpoint, it was lower priced.  These start at $90 and go up based on materials.

You can buy them here.

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Ballpoints! I'm just gonna call this the Newton Baller. 😁 Okay maybe not. So surgery is tomorrow and instead of resting today I made some ballpoints on the cnc. The red and white one is going to be for a Taskmaster prize pen give away I'm doing for the winners of the #hometasking tasks from this – Red and white resin is from @bobdupras , along with the other and blue (Caribbean seas). The brownish is from @carolinapencompany and the red and black is mutt blanks. Email  #newtonpens #ballpointpens  #fpgeeks #penaddict #handmade  #pengeek #pens #penmaking #stationery #钢笔 #鋼筆 #plumafuente  #styloplume #CanetaTinteiro #Füller #stilografica #万年筆 #hotspringsarkansas #spacity #madeinArkansas *

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You can see how big they are here (5″ long)

I’ll eventually work on a larger and longer ballpoint, too, but I’ve got some other work to do first.

Take care and stay safe!