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#1 Newton Pens

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Posted 15 September 2013 - 04:21

I found some new resins to offer!  These are pretty cool, too.

One is an ivory imitation –
Extra charge – $45 – pricey but pretty.

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The other is phenollic resin – a material like you can find on another micarta type pen on the market.  icon_smile.gif?m=1129645325g   Extra charge for these?  None at all.  Only two colors available as far as I can see, though.

 

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And I’m proud to share a pen I made for donation to Literacy Action of Central Arkansas.
Shine a Light on Literacy is a brilliant night to benefit Literacy Action of Central Arkansas!  The 5th annual event is Thursday, September 26, from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. at the Arkansas Governor’s Mansion.  You’ll enjoy food, wine or beer, a unique silent auction with offerings from local artists and authors, and great company.

 

The pen is made from a Japanese ebonite (also a new material that I now offer – available in yellow, red, and blue – same price as my German ebonite) and sports a medium tip, two tone nib.  It will be presented with one of my new walnut pen boxes.

 

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Posted 16 September 2013 - 03:54

Finished a pen up today.   :)

Clear acrylic button filler in a sort of torpedo/cigar chape.

 

Quite happy with how it turned out.

 

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Posted 16 September 2013 - 04:15

That ivory is some pretty stuff...



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Posted 26 September 2013 - 07:23

That green ebonite pen is beautiful.



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Posted 26 September 2013 - 11:58

Thanks!



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Posted 26 September 2013 - 19:48

I'm loving the clear one!

 

By the way I showed off two of your pens at Dallas and folks ooohed and aaahed over them!



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Posted 26 September 2013 - 20:10

The Japanese HR pen is a real beauty, nice shape, long ergonomic section and stunning material.... surely a winner!

Congratulations Shawn !

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Posted 26 September 2013 - 20:21

Shawn, let's see YOUR double-ended pen!


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Posted 26 September 2013 - 21:51

Thanks!

 

And I was approached by a customer to do a double ended pen, but just haven't gotten to it yet.  Soonish?  :)



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Posted 27 September 2013 - 00:27

Shawn, let's see YOUR double-ended pen!

 

That almost sounds a little dirty!  :D

 

 

And I was approached by a customer to do a double ended pen, but just haven't gotten to it yet.  Soonish?   :)

 

Awesome. Will be nice to see it.



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Posted 27 September 2013 - 02:30

Could you let us know how the Shine a Light on Literacy evening went? Nice of you to donate a pen (although I'm not surprised).

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Posted 27 September 2013 - 03:49

 I like that green pen.pretty good.


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Posted 27 September 2013 - 04:07

Yes, I must get organised and formalize my order for the double ended pen!

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Posted 27 September 2013 - 23:25

Thanks!

 

Shine a Light on Literacy...

I had never been to the Governor's Mansion, so getting there took a bit of driving around in circles.  I ran into a couple of detours and dead ends and weird criss crossing roads that didn't make any sense to me, having never been in this area before.  We went from boarded up and condemned and dirty liquor stores to glorious Victorian mansions, in literally the span of one block.  It was mind boggling.  My neighborhood is similar, but not that dramatic a contrast.  

We parked around back of the mansion and followed the gate to the front entry.  Guys in suits with little wires going into their ears greeted us at every door.  The place was HUGE.  It was more like a hotel ballroom with an old house stuck on the front.

I walked in expecting some sort of meal to be served, but it was just finger foods and wine.  I should have known better.  :P

Lots of music from the live band, and lots of people sort of hanging about.  My wife and I walked around, kept moving, looked at all the donated items, and enjoyed a couple of brownies.  My pen went for $70 in the silent auction last time I checked.  I accidentally met the guy who won it, too.  I was next to the pen talking to somebody about it, and he walked up and started talking to her and telling her about me!  :D  Then I said hi and told him I made this.  He seemed to think that was pretty cool.  :)  The folks running the event told me my donation was one of the more unique items there.  It got a lot of attention, which was awesome.  

I'm glad I could help out and was able to attend the event.

 

 

Links about the event...

http://ualrpublicrad...iteracy-efforts

 

 

https://www.facebook...ctionAR?fref=ts

 

 

http://www.literacylittlerock.org/

 

Double ended pen - I look forward to doing it.  :D



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Posted 28 September 2013 - 01:28

Congrats on the success of your donation, Shawn!

 

Also, looking forward to seeing YOUR double-ended pen!