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Project by Kerux2 posted 11-08-2020 12:42 AM 722 views 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Wife and I discussed me making pens for all the nieces and nephews. There will be a total of eight needed over the years. I have two nephews graduating this coming year. We really like those wood tones with bluish acrylics. So I asked, Eugene Soto, to make me a dozen Mutt blanks.

These are two of them. We decided however to make all the boys this kind with the Jr. Gent, Rhodium. But we’ll make the girls Zen pens with Diamond Cast. I’ll just work on them over the next year. Just in case something happens to me… they will all get a pen for graduation.

-- Hey I'm Dyslexic! I don't have all day to check and re-check forum post.





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#1 posted 11-08-2020 04:21 AM

beautiful pens,i love the combo of wood and acrylic.

-- working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

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#2 posted 11-08-2020 04:36 AM

Thank you for your encouragement!

-- Hey I'm Dyslexic! I don't have all day to check and re-check forum post.

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#3 posted 11-08-2020 05:31 AM

Those Mutts are really nice.

Years ago I bought a swag from Bear Tooth Woods for high end pens… Unfortunately most of the people I know use the 50ยข biros and they’d just be wasted.

Hope the kids graduate on queue and the pens are not sitting gathering dust… and ink drying.

-- If your first cut is too short... Take the second cut from the longer end... LBD

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#4 posted 11-08-2020 05:36 PM

Thanks… I understand. I use to try to sell, but most people don’t understand the high quality pen. So, I just make them as gifts. If you don’t get into the right market to sell… it’s not worth it.

-- Hey I'm Dyslexic! I don't have all day to check and re-check forum post.

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#5 posted 11-08-2020 08:04 PM


Thanks… I understand. I use to try to sell, but most people don t understand the high quality pen. So, I just make them as gifts. If you don t get into the right market to sell… it s not worth it.

- Kerux2


If you have a good salesperson in the family, I found that when I lived in the city (Melbourne, now I live in a 1.5 kangaroo town… the .5 got run over at night following the chicken to cross the road), office call to “professionals” like solicitors, politicians etc… pays dividends… they all love to rake in the money, however, find it hard to ignore a status symbol. A lot could barely writel their own name but admitted they looked good sitting on their desktop (unused). I moved many Emperor, Imperial, Majestic, Statesman and like for a fair exchange. Had trouble keeping up with demand… and then I moved to the country and my salesman (daughter) resigned.

-- If your first cut is too short... Take the second cut from the longer end... LBD

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Kerux2

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#6 posted 11-09-2020 02:51 AM

Yep… gotta get in the right market… and I am horrible at selling.

-- Hey I'm Dyslexic! I don't have all day to check and re-check forum post.

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#7 posted 11-10-2020 05:05 AM

Sweet looking pens.

-- Jeff,Tucson,Az.

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#8 posted 12-14-2020 02:32 AM

Nice job and congratulations on your ‘Daily Top 3’ award.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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