My Family History of Working With Wood

I trace my wood crafting roots right back to my great-grandfather, David who was a joiner in Harland and Wolff during the building of the RMS Titanic.  My grandmother, Sarah, was witness to the great celebrations at the ships launch in May of 1911.  

The family's bond to the docks of Belfast continued through my father, Leslie, who left his native Swansea, Wales (another famous sea port) to work as a crane driver at Harland and Wolff.  Leslie worked on the SS Canberra which, during its 37 years in service, served in the Falklands War as a troop ship.  It was from my father that I learned the art of woodturning, keeping alive the tradition of hand-made items which hold a uniqueness that cannot be replicated by a machine.

Visit www.PeninsulaPens.com to learn more about our exquisite hand-made writing instruments.

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