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Art, and Metal Welding Fabrication open for business in Sebastopol

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As of May 7th 2015 and after 10 years in the making Pen Guy Art is finally a real business, with welding equipment, fictitious business name, resale id, bank account and of course business cards. The missing ingredient in all this was the welding and fabrication skills needed to take this to the next level. I was fortunate to enough to find an amazing mentor in Forestville CA named Wayne Yeager with over 40 years experience, who took me under his wing and tough me the welding business. He is also agreed to come on board from time to time and lend a hand as a project manager on the larger more intricate jobs.

In 2014 I started my journey as a welder and since then I have been able to learn a lot about welding, fabricating and getting comfortable around the metal shop. For me, welding and fabrication was the secret sauce in being able to expand into more of what I love to do, designing, fixing and creating anything from farming equipment, furniture, sculpture moving vehicles and everything in between.

Another major hurdle for me was getting studio space and I was again fortunate to secure a place at Patric Amiot’s studio in Sebastopol on 2371, Gravenstein Highway South Sebastopol. Its an honor and a privilege to be around Patric, world famous for his art on Florence in Sebastopol. He created an art community of shorts on the south side of Sebastopol and I hope to add some of the Pen Guy Art creative juice to the mix and help turn this location into a top art destination.

 

For an art, welding and fabricating estimate please contact me.

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Mercedes Pens II in the making

Mercedes Pens II in the making

Hi every one, its been a long time since my last post however I have been collecting recycled pens from folks all over the world and have over 100K pens in four very large boxes at my warehouse location.The pen car died on me last October however for the cost of repairing I got my self a newer 83 Mercedes 300SD and started right back up. The good thing is that I now have a parts car out front so the original Mercedes pens can still have purpose in continuing the Mercedes pens legacy.

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The Pen Guy Moves to www.penguyart.com

the-pen-guy-moves_to_penguyart-comI finally made the big move from blog spot over to my new word press site at www.penguyart.com.

Blog spot was a great place to start blogging about my Mercedes Pens art car and my pen recycling art project but I wanted the flexibility of a self hosted word press site that has given me the freedom to offer more.

As a graphic designer I wanted expand my business by offering Word Press CMS based web solutions to all my clients. I knew the day would come when I would have to switch and 2013 seemed like the right time to do so.

The good news is that I am still collecting pens, still making recycled pen art and still passionate about this project. Now I am able to do more, showcase my past accomplishments, with great videos, articles and photo galleries. And best of all, make it easy for you to find out about pen recycling and how to start a pen drive in your community and help move this amazing project forward.

I am hopping those of who have subscribed will go over to my new site and sign up for my monthly newsletter or at least grab the new rss feed so can still get the latest blog posts.

I would love to hear from you all and please feel free to contact me and let me know what

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How to Repair your 300SD Window Switches

How to Repair your 300SD Window Switches by the Pen Guy Do you have a 300SD 126 Mercedes Benz and all of a sudden your window switches decide to quit? Well last night It came to me, why not open up the switch boxes and see whats going inside, maybe its as simple as dirty connectors.

I opened these baby’s up and they were filthy to the max, covered in lint, dirt and grease. I took care to follow the steps necessary to remove the switches from the tricky 300SD console.
I gently removed the switches from the body and then took out the metal parts. Once inside I cleaned everything up with mineral spirits and a dozen q-tips and then put everything back and was good to go.

To my astonishment I got 3 out windows working again for the first time in years. I had been living with one window for the past 4 years and now my passengers and I can enjoy all three:)

Lucky for me I saved $100 and the hassle of having to take apart the door panels to check out the window motors.

Posted in: 300SD Repair Tips

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Pens, Pens Pens and more Pens

I wan to take a moment to thank all those who have donated their used pens in the last couple of months with a post and a picture. Unfortunately I misplaced some of the envelopes and I dont know were they came from to give credit to some of these beautiful empty pens, I know its a long shot but if you recognized your pens let me know.

I appreciate all the pens that came in and look forward to going to my PO box every day to check for more used pens. Often times I take my youngest daughter who loves to find the box, insert the key and open it to see whats inside. Most of the time there is a package waiting for us and if its too big I receive a yellow note from the postmaster to come to the front desk to pick it up.

So far I have created a couple of large pieces covered in used pens and this week I am creating four frames made from old pallets with mirrors and pens. I will posting those on my site in the next couple of weeks.

Again thank you all for your continued support, please keep sending your used pens and especially your notes, I really appreciate them:)

Recycled Pen Donation for the Pen Guy
Pen Donation by Connie in Santa Monica, CA
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Pen Donation by Mandy, Ohio/China
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Pen Donation from Kent England
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Pen Donation by Sarah in Brookline, MA
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Pen Donation by Michael in Philadelphia, PA
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Pen Donation by Anonymous
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Pen Donation by Innocence in New York,NY
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Pen Donation by Shauna in New York, NY
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Pen Donation by A. El Paso, TX
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Pen Donation by John. B. somewhere serving our country:)
Pen Donation by Matt Yardley, PA
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Pen Donation by Crista in San Franscisco, CA
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