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    3 Fishers of Men pens



    I turned these a couple of weeks ago in prep. for a Craft Show & Sale at a local Catholic Church with the hope that the religious connotation of the pens might secure me a sale.

    In spite of being turned in Bloodwood, Holly, and Bethlehem Olive Wood, there was little interest and "No Sale".
    Mack C. in Brooklin ON
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    Mac, have faith, they will sell, you got to believe

    Seriously, those are super pens, what kit is that?

    Cheers!
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    I like that olive wood one. All three are good looking though.
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    [quote=Stuart Ablett;126621]
    Mac, have faith, they will sell, you got to believe
    Hi Stu; Those are exactly the words I said to myself when I was turning them!

    Seriously, those are super pens,
    I wish it came in a Button Click rather than the Twist.
    what kit is that?
    It is called Pacifica Fishers of Men, and comes from WoodenPenPro.

    Here's the kit I got: http://www.woodpenpro.com/pen_kits/index.html Unfortunately I got it in 10K Gold, wish I had got the Two-Tone, a little more expensive but not too bad.
    Mack C. in Brooklin ON
    It feels great to sell a pen,
    It feels even greater to give one to a friend!

    If your presence doesn't make an impact;
    Your absence won't make a difference!


    I am a proud supporter of
    "Pens for Canadian Peacekeepers"!

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    They are unquestionably beautiful and very well done.
    Sorry they didn't sell. I'll betcha, if they had cross clips they would have gone quickly.
    I sell and donate Europeans in Dogwood and Bethlehem Olive Wood with cross clips at my church. The folks who have them boast they have one of my pens. Great for my ego but, moreso, I enjoy that they enjoy having them.
    I use the Euro because it is available in Tn Gold and Rhodium Platinum, the durable finishes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by there was little interest and "No Sale".:dunno:[/SIZE
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    Those are great looking pens Mack! Maybe if you had put a sign on them that read " Unique pieces Not for sale" they would have been more lured to try to get them. Humans behave strangely sometimes.
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    Pens are beauties Mack. I like the olivewood. I also like how olivewood turns.
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    Mack,
    Keep the faith, those are beautiful pens and they will sell. The person who will appreciate them most just hasn't come along yet.

    Bernie,
    I like the way olivewood smells when you turn it... it is one of the better smelling woods.
    Chuck
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    Those are beautiful pens Mack. Pens are my favorite...and only...give away thing. What kind of finish did you use? Again, great work!
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    I have no doubt those pens will sell, Mack. You did a great job on them, too.
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