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Turning Pens into Cash

Stock pens of every style
Boy working at Lathe
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From catalogs and Web sites, Alex
orders kits with the metal pen parts.
These pens, turned from big-leaf
maple, show a sample of styles.

Stock pens of every style

The education fund grows

During the non-holiday season, Alex works about 10 hours a week in his father's shop turning "stock", right, to sell on his Web site and to fill orders. Now, as he enters 8th grade, he's gearing up for full weekends of turning to meet holiday demand.

With hundreds of pens already sold, most in the $75+ range, Alex's college fund is off to a strong start. If he achieves his career goal, every time he fills out a medical chart, he'll be holding a reminder of how he got there.

Continued on page 5:  Four Hours to a Lustrous Sheen


Comments (1)
Dave at WOOD wrote:

Looks like the link got lost when we changed to a new video player on our site. Here's where you can view Alex's video. Sorry for the confusion. Dave at WOOD

10/21/2010 09:38:12 AM Report Abuse

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