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My name is Don Ward. I am a  retired public school teacher and I  taught in Texas public schools for 35 years. I taught high school mathematics for 32 years at Holliday High School in Holliday, Texas and retired in June of 2006.

I have always enjoyed woodworking and developed an interest in woodturning in 1998. Having always loved pens, especially older fountain pens, I was quite excited in 2001 when I discovered that I could make pens on my wood lathe. I  turned my first pen and was hooked . I have studied, learned,  grown and developed, not only in my turning , but also in my pen  making. I have  become an accomplished pen maker and continue to strive to make my artwork through pens unique and beautiful. I am a member of the American Association of Woodturners, Wichita Falls Woodturners, International Association of Penturners, and have been accepted into the Penmaker's Guild. Along with my love of turning, especially pens, I find time to help new penturners develop their skills. I've done demonstrations at the Penturner's Rendezvous in Provo Utah. I was a member of a group of penturners who were successful in getting a penturning track included at the yearly symposium sponsored by the Southwestern Association of Woodturners and have demonstrated pen making at the symposium in 2005 and 2006.

 Red River Pens offers several sytles of pens...ball points using both Cross style and Parker style refills. We also offer rollerballs and fountain pens. All refills and ink cartridges are readily avialable at your favorite stationary or office supply outlet. Several pen styles also have matching pencils for handsome pen-pencil sets. Magnifying glasses are also offered in several sytles for matching desk sets.




This page will help with understanding the different platings available on the pen sold by us. The plating type will dictate wearability and also have an effect on the price.

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