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Project by blmac4 posted 08-06-2013 05:14 PM 1753 views 0 times favorited 19 comments Add to Favorites Watch

As some of may know I retired in February of this year and was excited that now I can spend some time in the shop. Well, right before after I retired I was contacted by a company that I had done some pens for last year, 100 pens, and they wanted to know if I could make some more pens for them. I said sure, when did they need them and how many were they talking about. They told me they would get back with me in a couple of days. Well a couple of days later I get an e-mail with the details, they wanted another 100 pens with their name engraved on them. About five minutes later I get another e-mail telling me they made a mistake in the previous e-mail, that they wanted 1000 pens and they wanted them for November. Needless to say, I was dumbfounded, I could not believe my luck. This was a “THE” pen order of a lifetime in my opinion. Well, when it was all said and done, the order grew to 1500 pens with their name engraved on them. I just completed the last of the pens last week and got them all assembled, put in velvet pen sleeves and boxed up to be delivered to the company. I want to give a big “THANKS” to Ernie at Bear Tooth Woods for his help and support in this project, I don’t think I could have got it done without him. He went way above what he need to do to make this order possible.

I have included what 1500 pens look like, sorry for the quality of the pictures, it’s hard to photograph that many pens.

As a side note, I got a call from the company about the possibility of another pen order!!!!

Bobby
Louisiana





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WayneC

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#1 posted 08-06-2013 05:22 PM

Congratulations. Quite an order.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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indgreg

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#2 posted 08-06-2013 05:33 PM

congrats thats alot of pens bet your more busy now that your retired than when u was working

-- greg indiana

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Marcus

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#3 posted 08-06-2013 07:35 PM

whoever knew retirement would be so difficult =)

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mporter

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#4 posted 08-06-2013 08:12 PM

How did you engrave the name in the pen?

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AlBCuttnWud

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#5 posted 08-06-2013 08:24 PM

WOW….just wow!

-- -Al, Patuxent River, MD

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#6 posted 08-06-2013 08:52 PM

You lucky dog you.

You did a fine job of getting them done and all the cooranation done too.

Hope I get something like that so I can start my woodturning club sometime. :)

Arlin

-- It is always the right time, to do the right thing.

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natenaaron

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#7 posted 08-06-2013 10:37 PM

Not to be picky, but you misspelled Martin.

Made you look. That is a BIG order. I don’t think I could turn pens at all after that order.

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clieb91

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#8 posted 08-06-2013 10:40 PM

Congrats on that order to start your retirement career. Great job getting them all done. Good Luck with future orders.

CtL

-- Chris L. "Don't Dream it, Be it."- PortablePastimes.com (Purveyors of Portable Fun and Fidgets)

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Roger

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#9 posted 08-07-2013 12:56 AM

Holy Moly!! Now that’s a lotta pens. Wow!

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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tinnman65

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#10 posted 08-07-2013 01:05 AM

Wow!! I’m speechless!

-- Paul--- Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep. — Scott Adams

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PurpLev

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#11 posted 08-07-2013 01:12 AM

wow. talk about a LARGE project :) nice one!

-- ㊍ When in doubt - There is no doubt - Go the safer route.

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rrdesigns

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#12 posted 08-07-2013 03:02 AM

I just finished an order for 40 bullet cartridge pens. I thought that was a lot. My mistake. Well done.

-- Beth, Oklahoma, Rambling Road Designs

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#13 posted 08-07-2013 01:25 PM

That’s a lot of pens. Congrats on a great job of meeting the order.

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helluvawreck

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#14 posted 08-07-2013 01:31 PM

Congratulations. That was a big order and quite an accomplishment to get it done before the deadline.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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Gene Howe

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#15 posted 08-07-2013 01:36 PM

That’s just amazing.
Congratulations.

-- Gene 'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.' G. K. Chesterton

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