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Hi Everyone.

 

All should be covered in the video below.....

 

 

Highlights...

 

The final tally is 119 pens. 79 Beige Black Ebonite and 40 Cobalt Fleck Acrylic (give or take a few, we're still doing the final tally with a fine tooth comb).

 

Materials will be ordered today. Cobalt will probably be here first. If everything goes as planned, we will start on the Cobalt pens next week. Beige/Black ebonite comes from Germany, so sometimes this takes a couple of weeks or more to get to us, hopefully with no customs delays.

 

We will be posting video and photo updates here within this thread, so there will be no surprises as to when your pens will be ready to ship. Please give us a couple months, but if you are ever wondering what the timeline is like, just come to this thread. We will document the entire process.

 

So again, here's the Artist's Proofs....

 

http://edisonpenco.smugmug.com/photos/i-rf6f2Tz/0/M/i-rf6f2Tz-M.jpg

http://edisonpenco.smugmug.com/photos/i-tVPsgF4/0/M/i-tVPsgF4-M.jpg

http://edisonpenco.smugmug.com/photos/i-t2sh9ct/0/M/i-t2sh9ct-M.jpg

http://edisonpenco.smugmug.com/photos/i-bwFGZPc/0/M/i-bwFGZPc-M.jpg

http://edisonpenco.smugmug.com/photos/i-nhMBXdW/0/M/i-nhMBXdW-M.jpg

http://edisonpenco.smugmug.com/photos/i-ZN4zVvL/0/M/i-ZN4zVvL-M.jpg

 

So give us some time....you'll get to watch 119 of these pens being born right here!

 

Brian at Edison

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The response has been great, thanks to everyone here on FPN for participating :) We're going to do our best to keep everyone updated too, and trust that we'll begin shipping pens as soon as they're good to go. We'll be keeping an eye on this thread for any questions, and you can always email me or Rachel for updates.

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Thanks to all again. This is super exciting, and I am really glad the numbers worked out for both the ebonite and the acrylic. To Mr. Gray specifically, take your time. It'll be hard to be patient, but I think we can muster it (maybe?). Also, I do hope this stirs up a good amount of custom work for you.

 

Now to sit back and watch!

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lovely! great!

I think this number is a perfect sign of how well regarded your work is. Congratulations!

 

On a sidenote: So German ebonite will be shipped overseas and then returned back here to me. Let's see if I can hassle with the duty - because it's just a reimport after some minor (errr, well) adjustment :roflmho:

Greetings,

Michael

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lovely! great!

I think this number is a perfect sign of how well regarded your work is. Congratulations!

 

On a sidenote: So German ebonite will be shipped overseas and then returned back here to me. Let's see if I can hassle with the duty - because it's just a reimport after some minor (errr, well) adjustment :roflmho:

 

So it's an exported import, or an import of an import, or something, eh?

 

:)

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The final tally is 119 pens. 79 Beige Black Ebonite and 40 Cobalt Fleck Acrylic (give or take a few, we're still doing the final tally with a fine tooth comb).

 

So ... it's not final then. Just mostly final. Got it. :P :D

 

Looking forward to the progress pics and vids.

It's not the end of the world; it's just the end of you. - David P. Goldman

 

Progress is a comparative of which we have not settled the superlative. - G.K. Chesterton

 

Cogito, ergo sum. Mensuror, quiat existo. Audio, ut fiam. Respondeo, etsi mutabor.–Eugen Rosenstock-Huessy

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Wow, that cobalt is really gorgeous laying there "in the rough"! Cannot wait to see that ebonite in a stack like that.

These are definitely going to be some cherished pens! :cloud9:

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Makes me want a blue stick.

 

+1 on that!

 

I am so tempted to use paint to draw a circle around a part of that acrylic and type MINE MINE MINE MINE with an arrow pointing to it.

 

I knew I would wish I had taken the plunge for both when I saw the cobalt! I really dont want every pen I see, just the pretty ones!

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Wow! It is so cool to see my pen "in the rough" before it becomes even more beautiful. Just awesome!

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OK! Things are underway!

 

Prepping stock....

http://edisonpenco.smugmug.com/photos/i-sfpNSpD/0/M/i-sfpNSpD-M.jpg

 

http://edisonpenco.smugmug.com/photos/i-WHP3ccz/0/M/i-WHP3ccz-M.jpg

 

Six Pens with 1st operations done. Six sections that are close to finished...

http://edisonpenco.smugmug.com/photos/i-ZPTtjKM/0/M/i-ZPTtjKM-M.jpg

 

A couple pens with 1st and 2nd operations done. Still need sanding polishing, add clip, etc....

http://edisonpenco.smugmug.com/photos/i-BvhXmjp/0/M/i-BvhXmjp-M.jpg

 

My wife putting the final touches on some sections...

http://edisonpenco.smugmug.com/photos/i-kKkXRQn/0/M/i-kKkXRQn-M.jpg

 

Ebonite is supposed to arrive on Wednesday, but customs delays can occur, so we'll see!

 

More to come....

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