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Joint Protectors Are Now Available!

Joint Protectors Are Now Available!

To all the fountain pen people out there, please don't be confused by this.   I really like fountain pens, but I also really like playing pool and making and repairing pool cues and also making joint protectors for them.  I know it seems like two totally unrelated subjects, but the process for making both items is nearly the same.  The equipment required to do both types of work is also nearly the same.  So for me this is a natural addition to the stuff I already have for sale.  From the outside in, however, I'm sure it looks kinda disjointed....

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Back in the shop and working hard this summer

Back in the shop and working hard this summer

   It is the heat of summer here in Nebraska.  The weather is a balmy 95 with about 85% humidity.... so we are ALL miserable.  The good news is that my shop is not air conditioned.  Actually that's totally NOT good news and it means I get to be miserable when I make pens.  But I'm sure there are worse ways to sweat your ass off in the summer :) .     I've gotten a few pens made in the last couple weeks.   If you're bored you should check out the Black and Blue pen pictured with this blog post. ...

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We Have A New Custom Color From Noodlers Ink!!!!!

We Have A New Custom Color From Noodlers Ink!!!!!

It arrived this week!!!! I had just run out of my old color Omaha Brown.  I spent a couple weeks going back and forth with the people at Noodlers about the details of the new color.  Finally, it arrived and its a beautiful BLUE!!!!!.  In case you can't tell I'm pretty excited about it.  Its one thing to have a color made for your business and its a totally different thing to have that color be a shade that you are absolutely in love with!   If you get a chance, check out my review of the color on the fountain...

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The special order Queue is now completely open and caught up!!!

The special order Queue is now completely open and caught up!!!

I am now caught up on special orders.  If you have been wanting to have a pen made but don't want to wait 2, 6, or even 12 months or more send me a message.  I have room available right now.  Simply send a message to jj.9ball@hotmail.com with the words "pen inquiry" in the subject line and we can start talking about your custom fountain pen.  I did get out in the shop this week and got a couple pens made.  I have them listed here.  You might notice the red and purple pen I just put up.  I can't...

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Almost caught up on special orders.

Almost caught up on special orders.

I finished up another special order yesterday for three pens.  I am down to just a couple more to make and then the queue will be open.  Please keep in mind that I can make more than what you see on my website.  I can also make pens to fit Pelikan nibs and Bock nibs.  I also do alternative filling mechanisms including piston fillers, syringe fillers, bulb fillers, and evey straight eyedroppers.  I use any material you can think of.  If it will turn on my lathe I will find a way to make a pen from it.  So if...

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