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New resins from D Square resins!

Hi All! Darrel recently finished some awesome new stripey resins for me, and they are available now! This first one is called Sushi Stripe. The purple and black is called... hmm... what should we call it?  This was his experimental pour to see how things would work out. There are...
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Scholarship Awards!

Hi Everybody! We've just finished up scoring and awarding scholarships! We had $14,000 to give away this year. The recipients, from all over the country, are Mary M - $2000 Keely S - $2000 Thu L - $1500 student is getting a full ride, so they passed the award to...
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Scholarships & Auction Pens – 2nd lathe

Okay!  🙂  We're working hard on scholarship applications to get awards handed out, AND the first batch of auction pens for the new school year have just gone up! https://www.ebay.com/usr/snennewton And as much as I'd like to be running my 2nd CNC right now, the computer it came with died...
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Shop fundraiser!

Big news!  I'm half way there!  Just about... I think...  🙂 I've got all the pens started.  This means all the drilling and threading is done.  Next up is shaping all the parts into Orville Cs, Elizabethans, and Prospectors.  Then sanding and buffing.   The office is finally finished (mostly)...
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Tip of the day

I put a little silicone grease on the collar of the nib unit to keep ink out of the section.  Any grease that gets squished out is wiped away with a napkin or q tip. If you have a super thin o ring that fits here without making the nib...
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Chicago 2022 and a shop update

I can't even keep up with everything pen related on the internet, but here are some fun writeups about the last Chicago show, and a vid of the shop getting put together. Image from Pen Addict article. Another write up from Pen Addict. And another from Joe at The Gentleman...
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Apply for scholarships now!

KIDS!! Apply for our scholarships! No applications are in yet, so you have a GREAT chance of getting money. If you know some kids who are about to graduate, please send them our way! https://newtonpens.com/newton-pens-scholarships
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10 years! Whoa….

It's been 10 years since I started making pens.  Wow! And I forgot about it, too!  I made my very first pen on Jan 7th, 2012. Here. And here are some of the better ones I've made over the years, photo courtesy of Leigh Reyes Thanks for the support over...
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Fundraiser results & New pens posted!

Hey Everybody! First up - thanks so much to all of you for all of your support for our fundraiser.  We had $34172 in total sales, with about $19254 available to spend.  That gets us our office expansion and down payment on the 2nd CNC with tooling. I've already started...
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Fundraiser update

Hey Everybody! First - a huge thanks to all of you who have supported our fundraiser. We didn't reach the goal of $33,000 (net), but without the eyes that Kickstarter gets, I'm very happy with how far we've gotten .  It's enough to take care of the office build, and...
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New Material added for the Fundraiser!

Hey Everybody! I just got a little bit of a new material for the fundraiser pens!  There's enough for 8 pens. It's a Nikko ebonite I'm calling Amazon, with colors of the Brazilian flag, green, blue, and yellow. For an Orville-C or Elizabethan Amazon ebonite - $180 (normal price is...
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Newton Pens Fundraiser – update!

Hi Everybody! First I want to say thanks to everybody who has supported our fundraiser! We've raised $15,474 so far ($27,893 when you include shipping, pen blanks, nibs, and other materials, taxes and fees). We've already broken ground on the office for Elizabeth and I've put in an order for...
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17,000 Instagram followers – Fundraising – and discounts

Whoa we just hit 17,000 followers on Instagram! Thank you all so much! That means it's time for a big fat give away! I'm going to make something with my very last Jowo 8 gold nib (medium point) and one lucky person will get it for free! Any standard style...
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Another material!

Hey everybody! First - thanks so much for all the support over the last few days for our fundraiser.  Fingers crossed we'll reach our goal in a few weeks.  We're at almost $8300 right now (after materials, fees, shipping). I want to add another ebonite material to the list of...
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Big News!

Hey Everybody! Okay, I mentioned a few weeks ago that I was trying to start a Kickstarter to raise money for a new machine and some shop improvements.  Well, that's not going to happen.  My goal was too focused on growing my business, which they apparently don't allow.  Instead, I'll...
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A few new pens – and a late Happy Fountain Pen Day!

Happy late Fountain Pen Day!  I was at Vanness Friday night - first time in almost 2 years I got out of the shop for pen stuff.  I was NOT ready.  I forgot ink and converters at home.  X)  Thankfully Vanness had me covered.  And Corbin came along to keep...
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More Prospectors!

Hi everybody!  I just finished a batch of 16 Prospectors. First up a group of 8 Omas acrylic (similar to their Arlecchino celluloid).  I made one last year and it got a lot of attention, so I wanted to offer some more.  There are 4 small and 4 medium size. ...
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Kickstarting something new

So I'm getting ready to do something kind of big for us - a Kickstarter.  I don't know if you remember, but back in January 2012 I started a campaign to raise just under $1,000 to buy some pen making equipment, and we raised over $4,000.  I have everything I...
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A few pens for sale

Hi Everybody, Time to put some new pens up on the site again. What I have today are some Orville C pens, small size.  The C denotes cone shaped ends rather than the normal flat top. Also check my sales page to see everything else in stock.  To purchase or...
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Prospectors – ooh la la!

Photos of the last bunch of Prospectors I just finished. All sold. All of these are fitted with a Jowo #6 nib using a Flexible Nib Factory ebonite housing and feed. This one is on ebay : https://www.ebay.com/itm/224579707417 The blanks were donated by Enigma Blanks.  Thanks! These are sold. Brooks...
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