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Fred Wissen Designs, LLC

Contact: Fred Wissen - Owner
Work Portsmouth VA Work Phone: (757) 641-7423 Website:


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Fred Wissen Designs LLC is owned by Fred and Tina, with the help of two wonderful children, Brittany and Zachary.

Fred will be retiring from the Navy in December of 2013 after 28 years of service but we plan to remain in the area if at all possible.

Fred began woodworking as a hobby in 2004 making solid wood furniture for friends and family. He has also tackled larger projects remodeling his family home and built his woodworking workshop from the ground up to have enough space to store his tools and projects.

Fred first got into wood turning a few years ago when he attended a pen making class at the Norfolk Woodcraft. Since then, his wood turning hobby has expanded into handcrafted bowls, pendants, and many styles of pens. Tapping into his engineering background, Fred has also learned to custom design handcrafted molds to pour your own polyester resin and other casted pen blanks. He has been a member of International Association of Penturners (IAP) for a few years and is nicknamed PTownSubbie on their forum.

Trinidine Wissen, more affectionately called Tina by her friends, likes to design abstract polymer clay pens and blanks and has created a new version of polymer clay blanks that can be turned. She has been a freelance graphic designer since 1996 as well as designer of this site. Tina is a member of IAP – nicknamed MrsPTownSubbie.


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