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Thread: Gotta dust off Ollie.

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    Gotta dust off Ollie.

    Banker friend of mine was here a few months ago and I gave him one of my pens I made from Kingwood, he liked it and commented on how he'd like to give something like that to his customers.

    I got a email from him asking if I'd give him a price on some "homemade" pens. I gave it some thought and wrote back on the cost of 1 and the cost of making 10.

    He wrote back saying he wanted 10 to start off with.....I gotta get old Ollie dug out of the corner of the shop, dusted off and start turning.....finally a way to get some of those $$$$ back on the lathe and tools!
    A very wise man once said.......
    "I'll take my chances with Misseurs Smith and Wesson. "

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    Good luck, it sure is a lot faster to turn a bunch at once than just one at a time.

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    Bout time you got it out. It had to be feeling LONELY!

    Bruce

    BTW Nice gloat!

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    Sounds great

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    Build youself an assembly line, they will go really fast. Bout time you use that lathe again.
    Jim

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    Thats great Steve It makes that next tool purchase alot easier and Ollie doesnt feel he has to sue for alienation!
    Todays mistakes can be tomorrows gain

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    Sounds great, Steve. It's always a pleasure when the tools help pay for themselves. I hadn't really expected it, but this year I paid for a lot of my Christmas present buying with the proceeds from casual pen sales at my office and LOML's office. The little suckers can generate some cash if you can find buyers, huh?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vaughn McMillan View Post
    The little suckers can generate some cash if you can find buyers, huh?
    Especially someone who'll buy 10 at a pop.
    A very wise man once said.......
    "I'll take my chances with Misseurs Smith and Wesson. "

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