I sold some pens to the priests at the local Shinto Shrine, some "Shrinewood" pens.
They needed them as gifts for some clients, and they needed them like today, but I had anticipated that, and had two ready to go!
I gave them a very special deal, two pens for $50, but I told them that the price will vary depending on the wood, how nice it is, and the kit they choose.
The priestess was thrilled!
She asked if I have enough wood to make some more........Yep, about 140 more
She says she will order a bunch more, and I asked here to tell anyone who asked that the actual buying price was closer to $100 each.
I think I'm going to make a small display case for them, and they can display the pens in the shrine, and if they sell something, they will get a cut.
I think this could be a good source, as I can get more wood, and they are really pleased to be able to have pens made from their wood, on their grounds, and don't seem to mind paying for it
PS, the Priestess phoned the shop, and told my wife how happy they were with the pens I gave them a while back, and then asked to buy some more, well my wife now has me putting in a $250+ order for pen parts etc.