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    I got very bored by the end!!

    Both literally and figuratively, I got very bored making the same thing over and over again. 51 short sections and 51 long sections plus 7 sets that broke on the tubes for a variety of reasons, now I know why I hate production work.

    The contract was for 50 Tempests in Chrome with mixed woods. Each with the company Name/Logo (I dont have permission to show them but they are on the other side of each pen.) There are 21 in Wine Barrel Oak * in wild bird cherry (merisier) and the rest in Black walnut .

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    I know the feeling. 70 of the same, Cross Cut Zebra Wood.
    After 15 or 20 I just about had it.
    And that was for one tube pens!
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    So, the mighty undertaking is complete. Well done Pierre - I admire your 50 of a kind skills. I've been there too so I know how mind numbing it can get. I hope you've charged a pretty penny for them though, and next time you have a contract for 50 Tempests, rest assured I'll be wearing my "Full of Enthusiasm and Encouragement" hat
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    well done Pierre, do deserve a rest now.
    Kind regards John.

     
     
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    I can imagine that would be a 'grind' Pierre.

    Out of interest, did make one pen at a time or did you drill all 50 first, then glue all 50 and so on.....?
    Measure Twice, cut once, then force it to fit.

     
     
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    Hi Tony I started in batches of 10 then got bored and did the last 30 in one go. The gluing was probably the worst bit since the fingers hurt after 60 tube sandings!!
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    Well done Pierre, I know the feeling. It’s nice when the pile you have to do is smaller than the pile you have already done.
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    Very nice job, a bit of 'ground hog day's....i know it can get very repetitive.....I know it can get very repetitive...I have done a bulk order of 20....so my hat it off to you
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    Quite an undertaking Pierre. I don’t really envy you, a batch of five was enough for me.

     
     
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    Poor Pierre having to carry all that money to the bank mate. You can,t have one without the other ,however I do understand the repitition theory as well. When we had a photo studio in the 70,s we used a lot of 35mm film,Wilma bless her used a mapping pen and numbered every frame for reorders,to me an awful task.WE agreed early repetitios tasks she did,right now she is watching tV and knitting new born baby layettes,buying continually new patterns so the concentration level is high. Her output plus care bears knitted to a formula by the sackful.
    I admire her so much for her sticktoivity for repeat tasks. When you accept commissions that is the penalty,the rewards are up to you,hope it is worthwhile.

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