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HenkV



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PostSubject: Re: Teachers pen in Sneezewood   Teachers pen in Sneezewood EmptyFri Jan 30, 2015 11:07 am

I've made a number of these - it helps if the wife is a teacher. Made one as a novelty item, and soon a number of her friends also wanted pens. I make the center part of something with a nice grain, and the ends from African Blackwood and Red Ivory.

The refills are available from Mr Woodturner - they stock both black and red ink.

Henk
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PostSubject: Teachers pen   Teachers pen in Sneezewood EmptyThu Jan 29, 2015 6:56 pm

RobBagnall wrote:
Teachers pen in Sneezewood with Corian endpieces

Just bought these as something different for the markets, not sure if they will sell or not but it looks nice[url=Teachers pen in Sneezewood Untitl16]

Hi Rob,

I made a couple of these pens, my experience with them is not that bad, from the 5 I made O have only 1 left, which will be a gift to my nephew who started his career earlier this year. I have about 5 each red and black refills if any one is in need one can make a plan. The only worry to me is there are rumours of another PO strike.
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PostSubject: Re: Teachers pen in Sneezewood   Teachers pen in Sneezewood EmptySun Jul 13, 2014 10:20 pm

I don't make slimline pens. The Little Havana that I posted cost about R 400 just for the kit and shipping, throw in a $10 blank and you can see that it is not cheap. Lucky I don't make pens for a living lol.
But I do sell a fair amount of pens.

Donovan
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PostSubject: Re: Teachers pen in Sneezewood   Teachers pen in Sneezewood EmptySun Jul 13, 2014 6:05 pm

I sell mainly to get rid of what I make Very Happy 

I sell at our local market and I enjoy the market atmosphere and have made some good friends there.
The number that I sell will never be a business and I try to keep it as a hobby that pays for itself and a little bit of extra now and again.

My prices are close to what you mentioned.

Cheers

Rob
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PostSubject: Re: Teachers pen in Sneezewood   Teachers pen in Sneezewood EmptySun Jul 13, 2014 4:54 pm

Hi Rob / Donovan / Andy

Just a question? Do you sell your pens for a profit to make a living or for financial gain?

I am selling my slimlines for R100 - R120 a pen - I add about R15 to R20 on the kit and blank. I did look on some of the American web sites for "prices" but they seem to be "expensive".

ie: For a Gatsby pen their price is $75 but I ask R200.

Any suggestions or feelings on this?

To date, I sold less pens that I gave away.

Mias
PS: I do not need additional money to supplement my pension.
PS2: We are busy packing for or holiday. We are leaving on Wednesday and will be back on 14 October. Talk to you later again.
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PostSubject: Re: Teachers pen in Sneezewood   Teachers pen in Sneezewood EmptySun Jul 13, 2014 12:35 pm

RobBagnall wrote:
The pen takes the mini pen refills, which is a bit of a problem as they are not easily available from shops. I supply one each extra with the pen.

Cheers

Rob
I have a Montblanc that works with those and I get them from the jewelers, but the price is steep

Cheers
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PostSubject: Re: Teachers pen in Sneezewood   Teachers pen in Sneezewood EmptySat Jul 12, 2014 9:02 pm

The pen takes the mini pen refills, which is a bit of a problem as they are not easily available from shops. I supply one each extra with the pen.

Cheers

Rob
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PostSubject: Re: Teachers pen in Sneezewood   Teachers pen in Sneezewood EmptySat Jul 12, 2014 7:01 pm

Hi Rob what refills does this kit use?

Donovan
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PostSubject: Teachers pen in Sneezewood   Teachers pen in Sneezewood EmptySat Jul 05, 2014 4:55 pm

Teachers pen in Sneezewood with Corian endpieces

Just bought these as something different for the markets, not sure if they will sell or not but it looks nice[url=Teachers pen in Sneezewood Untitl16]
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