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Still thinking about it.

Since I have a small shop now I been thinking what I can do steady long term to keep me busy and maybe make a little money to fuel my wood working hobby a little. I use to turn fountain pens and repaired antque pens long ago when I worked at a antique shop in Forney Tx where we bought at auctions and resold and repaired brought in pieces for clients.

A few times desk would be bought that had old style pens in them and I gotten into repairing them and refurbish them with the odd scrap of wood we had left over from projects and repairs and thought of turning pens and small stuff now as a hobby and maybe make a little money.

Now I am limited on what I can purchase right now and being doing alot of research on several different search engines since one always shows what they want to show :). But knowing a few of y'all that been doing something similiar I just wonder what is the most inexpensive equipment you started out with before you upgraded to better? Like a benchtop lathe, and a 14inch bandsaw. My spending limit is $600

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More important, think of where you are going to sell the pens. Forney antique shops are dying. Even DeRidder antiques is going out of business. The money is moving up towards Frisco and fewer and fewer people are willing to drive to Forney.
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More important, think of where you are going to sell the pens. Forney antique shops are dying. Even DeRidder antiques is going out of business. The money is moving up towards Frisco and fewer and fewer people are willing to drive to Forney.

Oh I wasnt even thinking of Forney anymore, so many places closing and moving. I was going to set up my own website from my home and also word of mouth among friends and family. Like I said sell enough to support my hobby and just do a few things in life with my wife like going to eat a fancy dinner somewhere once in awhile and make things for her and my family. Alot of the wood I would be getting free because I have friends and family that live out in the country that have trees like oak, walnut, and assorted othe trees that fall or get damage by age and storms. So basically the cost of equipment is my key concern right now to get started.

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