This project is to start up a small business making handmade pens of various styles, made from various woods around the world! Each pen is unique and different! They make great gifts for any occasion and any holiday!
The funds from this kickstarter are to help obtain the basic equipment necessary to begin production, tools such as: a lathe, a drill press, a table saw or band saw, a pen press, chisels, and various necessary finishing supplies.
Once this equipment has been obtained, I can easily begin the production and sale of these handmade pens, as well as other items such as bowls salt shakers ice cream scoops, etc.
I want to start up this shop/business as a way to pay for college without having to get stuck in some dead end job. I'm very passionate about my craftsmanship, and I wont give out anything that doesn't meet my personal level of satisfaction. I want to show everyone what i can do, and expand my capabilities.
Risks and challenges
One risk that I can think of is a lack of market. Not many people may want to spend money on an expensive pen, or other item. My solution to this lies with the table saw or band saw. The biggest cost in making these pens lies with the wood, as the rarer or more exotic a wood is the more expensive it is. With the band saw I will be able to cut my own wood blanks for use in pen construction, from every day lumber I can find anywhere, like oak, ash, pine, cedar, etc. Being able to produce my own wood blanks will bring my production cost down significantly, which will allow me to sell certain pens at a lower, more attractive price.
I also intend to sell any of my products on website such as Etsy.com or Amazin.com to reahc as wide an audience as I can.
- (30 days)