Bob DeLauder is a man of many materials.
As a crafter and a businessman, he's always looking for the next popular idea.
"My main emphasis is hand-formed pens and pencils," said DeLauder, an artisan set up Saturday at Jonathan Hager Frontier Craft Days at Hagerstown's City Park. "Also, small lathe work."
Pens are not original, but DeLauder hopes people think pens made out of corncobs or antlers are. (He carries both.)
Or, perhaps a key chain made from part of a former duckpin bowling ball. (He sells that, too.)
"The desires of people keep changing," said DeLauder, of Libertytown, Md. "It almost has changed from show to show."
To illustrate different ways of thinking, DeLauder said he sells pill boxes, but calls them "mystery boxes," because they're not necessarily for pills.