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 Post subject: First Production Run
PostPosted: Mon Jun 11, 2012 9:43 pm 
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As most of you know, I've been laid off for about 3 months now. With no calls for interviews, and feeling like I'm throwing my resume into one black hole after another, I've started thinking of other sources of income.

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From Left: Zebra Wood Pencil and Pen, Purple heart Pen and Pencil, Satin finish Kingwood Pen, Curly something pencil and pen, and Lignum Vietae Pencil and pen.
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There was supposed to have been a Kingwood Pencil, but it blew up on me during the prep. The 2 lignums were actually a present for Jo. They were made from a cut off of a shadow box we'd built in memory of her Mother a few years ago.

The two Curly somethings didn't take the finish too well and look like they have no finish at all. A very open grain wood, and I still have some more.

All pen sets are Slimline Pro, 8mm.

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They look great from this side, Ice. Good luck with the new venture.

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Frank,

Nice job, and good luck! I think your "Curly something" is Curly Pyinma, 'least looks like one I did last year. Mine sold in a hurry, so you might have good luck on yours, too.


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That's it Bob. I'd still like to go back and refinish it though. That stuff has such an open grain that it just drinks the finish deep into it.

I took them by a drug store in Torrington today before heading back to Aurora. They have a small gift shop on the side. Had a talk with the Manager and got the same old story.

"I can get them from China complete with a wooden gift box, sell them for less than you are asking and make a much higher profit."

I told him I hope they build a Walgreens and a Wal Mart in town and see how he likes getting undercut. :roll:

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On open grain and oily woods, I use Mylands Sealer. Works well for me. Seems to be compatible with the different finishes I have tried, both shellac based and lacquer based.


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Thanks Bob, I'll give that a shot. I use Mylands friction polish and wax, but hadn't thought about a sealer.

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Frank,

You might try trophy or engraving shops in your area. Sometimes the take on stuff from locals. Just a thought.


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Frank,

They look great.

I'm in same boat as you as far as job goes. :confused:

I did manage to take the postal exam a few monthas ago for a rural carrier and managed to get hired as a substitute. Position they call an RCA. Rural Carrier Associate.

Not enough hours to feed family or pay mortgage but everything helps.
Only guaranteed 2 days a month but the money is good. This month it will be 17 days counting training time.

Good Luck,
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