Quality Handcrafted Urns, Bowls & Pens

Bob Snitzer: Designer / Craftsman




Here you will find elegant handcrafted custom made pens, pencils, urns and other turned items made from both domestic and exotic hardwood or acrylics. There are also other wood gifts you can view at my store. No two wood items are the same due to the nature of wood itself. If you see a pen, pencil, stylus etc., that you like but would like it made from different wood than what is shown, let me know and I'll do my best to craft what you would like. Turnaround time is about three to four weeks or less.


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My purpose is to help you celebrate and honor your loved one or pet with a beautiful and functional urn crafted from nature with care and devotion at an affordable price.


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Crafted From Nature with Care and Devotion


  • 500th Reformation Twist Pen Commemorate the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation
    Commemorate the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation with this engraved “Faith, Hope, Love” twist pen. Intricately cast into the center b  and are the words, faith, hope, love. The cap displays a beautiful cross design and braided rope conveying the concept of the Trinity. the clip is also a beautiful cross. Optional is the laser … Continue reading "Commemorate the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation"...
  • Custom Made for the "Living Last Supper" event
    Two months, a lot of wood shavings, sand paper, and enjoyment I finished the 15 goblets, 15 plates and one platter for the Living Last Supper that the Pilot Knob Lutheran Church put on. All goblets were engraved with “Living Last Supper”. They were made from oak, walnut, honey locust, cherry, poplar, and an unknown … Continue reading "Custom Made for the “Living Last Supper” event"...

local & one of a kind

The urns that you see are uniquely designed and made in my Iowa workshop. There is nothing imported.  I try to use local lumber and/or trees as much as possible.  The typical lumber used is cherry, black walnut, oak, pine, maple, butternut and I have a limited supply of reclaimed redwood.

I handcraft these wooden urns to house the cremains in loving memory.

Quality handcrafted cremation urns are carefully made for your pet or for human cremains. There are two types: box style and vase style. The size will depend on the weight of the pet or person upon passing. These urns are made from solid wood and contain no particle board or fabricated material. You will receive the remains in either a plastic bag alone or a bag placed in a box. Urns are specially made to your specifications to ensure a proper fit.

Pens & Pencils


If you are interested in more than one pen, pencil etc., the turnaround time is about 10 to 14 days or less.  I try to get them finished as soon as possible and mail them in a velvet bag to protect them from scratches. Most pens take a common Cross refill.

Unique & Handmade

The wood products you see on this site are all handmade and many are unique. The pens, pencils etc., can be duplicated using the same wood or a different color of acrylic. If you are a sports enthusiast a pen can be made with your sports team colors and clip.



Maple Bowl

Natural Edge Black Walnut Bowl

Apricot Crotch Bowl

Price $65.00

Quality Handmade Urns, Bowls & Pens

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Phone  (641) 740-0757

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Can I make something for you?

If you have an upcoming woodworking project, please let me know how I can help. Fill out the form, send me an email or give me a call. I look forward to hearing from you!