Category: SANA Stationery & Gifts

  • April 18, 2024

    I finally changed the name of my YouTube channel this evening. It now reflects the SANA Stationery & Gifts brand. Before, it was under my name but the content has largely been business related for the last couple of years, making it the right time to change.

  • April 15, 2024

    I’ve accepted that the pencil boxes will require glue to hold them together. Either, the joints are too tight, making it too difficult to assemble, or they’re loose enough to fit together nicely, but won’t stay together. Glue fixes the second problem. The first one is not as easily overcome. I took some pictures of…

  • Sleek Bocote Capstone Pen

    This Bocote Capstone pen was nice to turn because of the smooth lines of the shape. The character of the wood speaks for itself so there’s no need to add any flair. In fact, that’d probably take away from the natural beauty. The simplicity of this pen, letting the wood shine, is its charm. Shopify:…

  • Chatoyant Cyan Curly Maple Fountain Pen

    Unveiling the Allure: Algonquin Fountain Pen in Ocean Blue Curly Maple Immerse yourself in the captivating beauty of the Algonquin fountain pen in ocean blue stabilized Curly Maple. This video showcases the exquisite craftsmanship and mesmerizing chatoyance of this unique writing instrument. Prepare to be captivated by the close-up details of the stunning ocean blue…

  • March 27, 2024

    One of the nice things about having a 3D printer and laser engraver at home is that I can come up with an idea and see it through fairly quickly. I sat down to work on something this evening and ended up making a mobile for a colleague who is going on maternity leave. The…

  • March 23, 2024

    It’s been a slow day but I did manage to make it to the shop. I just finished working on this pen: It’s gotten cold again so the shop is a bit frigid. Another Saturday night.

  • March 15, 2024

    Running a business is hard and expensive. The other day, I opened a bank account for the business. Today, I applied for a credit card. Buddy asked me a lot of questions about my finances. It was only while answering them that I took notice of just how much I’ve been spending. Next, I have…

  • March 9, 2024

    Today was a slow day, as it was intended to be. Tonight, we switch over to daylight savings time, meaning we’ll lose an hour from tomorrow. I don’t know what I might’ve done with that hour. In the fall, I’ll find out.

  • March 5, 2024

    I’ve got to figure out a way to map out the project ideas that I have for myself. I’d be surprised if this is the first time you’ve read about this. It’s been a problem for as long as I can remember. Trouble is, I haven’t got a plan for how to fix it.

  • March 4, 2024

    Hannah and I went to deliver an order tonight. It felt really good to see the reaction when they were opened. It was rewarding. I like how these pens turned out. They came together nicely. The wood, hardware, and engraving all complement each other nicely. It dawned on me that these pens are bespoke, tailored…

  • Capstone Magnifying Glass and Letter Opener Set with Bocote Wood

    In today’s video, I turn the handles for a Capstone magnifying glass and letter opener set. This was a quick, fun project that turned out quite nice. In the end, I decided to make a different box to house the set because the cardboard one wasn’t doing it for me. Shopify: https://www.sanastationerygifts.comInstagram:

  • Ancient Bog Oak Turned Into a Brand New Algonquin Rollerball Pen | Pen Turning

    In today’s video, I turn an Algonquin rollerball pen with Ancient Bog Oak and black titanium hardware. I wasn’t sure how this one would turn out because the wood was chipping a bit when I was milling the blank to size. Luckily, the wood cut really nicely with a sharp carbide chisel. The black on…