Specialty Turned Designs

Beautiful, Custom Crafted Pens, Designed and Hand Made by Michael Hughes

Shop for Pens
Historical Pens
Heirloom Pens
Awards and Affiliations
Pen Making Lessons

Welcome to Specialty Turned Designs. My name is Michael Hughes, and this is my company.

Making beautiful Pens is my passion in life, and I hope I can share my enthusiasm as well as my Pens with you.

If you would like to purchase a Pen for yourself or as a special gift for a good friend or a loved one, please check out the Pens I have Available for Sale. In addition to what you see here, I also create pens for your special requests.

Many of my Customers have decided that they want to learn to make their own beautiful Pens. To make this possible, I offer Pen Making Lessons.

If you would like to experience the thrill of making a turned pen, my Pen Making Lessons let you learn the skills from me. You also get to use the tools in my state-of-the-art wood turning workshop.
My Historical Pens are extremely popular. Each Historical Pen includes a small sliver or wood or other material from a historic place. For example, one Historical Pen contains a sliver of wood from Ford's Theatre where President Abraham Lincoln was assassinated. Make sure you check out my Historical Pens Collection.
My Heirloom Pens are very similar to Historical Pens. The difference: Instead of using wood or another material from a historic place, I use wood or another material from your own home!

For a perfect gift that will be treasured and that will last forever, check out my Heirloom Pens.
I take great pride in the fact that I have been recognized for several very nice awards for my Pen Turning. Some of these awards are selected by attendees at shows, and others are selected by my peers in Pen Turning organizations.

Please take a look at my Awards and Affiliations.