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Old 08-18-2011, 08:38 PM   #11 (permalink)
 
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That's a very sharp looking pen Lenny. That Amboyna is pretty wood. Great photos too.
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Old 08-18-2011, 08:45 PM   #12 (permalink)
 
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Beautiful pen, Lenny!

As far as components, order 20, 50, 100, etc(however many you sell to make the pricing attractive in ROLLERBALLS). At the same time, order 3, 5, or 10 fountains (again, dependent on what you sell). Every vendor has mix and match, so you get the "few" fountains at the same discount.

MAKE EVERY PEN AS A FOUNTAIN! Some things need to happen with a fountain that don't really mater with RBs.

Make sure that the cap posts "in line" for fountain use. Also, make sure that the grain aligns when turning "up the nib" when capping.

THEN, make it into a roller ball, because "nib" alignment means nothing. You get the spring when making roller balls.

If yo follow the above mentioned instructions, the nib will always "line up" (top and bottom , with postables)/

If you later convert to FP. With Jrs, et al, it is a matter of using a dental pick to remove the back spring and changing the front section (while the customer waits- 15 seconds with me).

After a while, you will know how many FPs you should order per 100 rollerballs.
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Old 08-18-2011, 09:02 PM   #13 (permalink)
 
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Great looking pen Lenny!
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Well matched kit, blank and excellent form fit and finish, its a beauty Lenny
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Old 08-18-2011, 09:18 PM   #15 (permalink)
 
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Super looking pen Lenny!!! I really like the way the amboyna looks on that kit too. Bet it doesn't stick around very long!
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Old 08-18-2011, 10:04 PM   #16 (permalink)
 
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Beautiful pen, Lenny!

As far as components, order 20, 50, 100, etc(however many you sell to make the pricing attractive in ROLLERBALLS). At the same time, order 3, 5, or 10 fountains (again, dependent on what you sell). Every vendor has mix and match, so you get the "few" fountains at the same discount.

MAKE EVERY PEN AS A FOUNTAIN! Some things need to happen with a fountain that don't really mater with RBs.

Make sure that the cap posts "in line" for fountain use. Also, make sure that the grain aligns when turning "up the nib" when capping.

THEN, make it into a roller ball, because "nib" alignment means nothing. You get the spring when making roller balls.

If yo follow the above mentioned instructions, the nib will always "line up" (top and bottom , with postables)/

If you later convert to FP. With Jrs, et al, it is a matter of using a dental pick to remove the back spring and changing the front section (while the customer waits- 15 seconds with me).

After a while, you will know how many FPs you should order per 100 rollerballs.
I do follow you on the "making it as a fountain pen" .... I was thinking that as I assembled this one. In fact I ordered more last night so I would have a fountain pen to use next time. Where you lost me was when you started taking in double and triple digits ... wish my sales allowed me to think in those terms!

Thanks!
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Old 08-18-2011, 10:07 PM   #17 (permalink)
 
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Chuck, John, Sam and Dawn .... Thanks for your kind comments and for taking the time to look!
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Old 08-18-2011, 10:25 PM   #18 (permalink)
 
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Lenny!
You ain't EVER gonna make a thousand dollars, betting a nickle at the time!

Go ahead and make you a 500 piece JR. order? You'll be surprised HOW MUCH BETTER SALESMAN RHIS WILL MAKE YOU!!!! Especially when SWMBO sees the bill:)
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Very nice. Amboyna is beautiful wood and depending on what you're making it can be tricky as I recently found out.
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Very classy Lenny. Nice job.
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