The Drain

Make 100 Wooden Fountain Pens

A project in Fort Utah, UT by John and Chelsea Forsythe

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100 Fountain Pens, made while the artist and his family tours the country.
Backers: 64
Average Pledge Per Backer: $145

Funded: $9,280 of $1,000
Dates: Jan 18th -> Feb 3rd (16 days)
Project By: John and Chelsea Forsythe
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Latest News


February 1st - via:
Hello all,  Thanks to all of you, we have made it to 100 pens! This campaign will be our largest in amount raised by a lot, and will also be the most fountain pens ever.  It is amazing that we made it here, and we have all of you to thank! We still... (Read More)

6 to go!

January 31st - via:
Hello all and thank you so much for your support! We are just six pens short of 100! We might actually make it to 100 for this one! Thank you all for your help and support! John and the family  (Read More)

84 out of 100

January 29th - via:
Hello all, This is our largest ever Kickstarter by a lot, and I can only thank all of you for your support, and for making that happen for us! This campaign has already done more than we could have expected it to do. It made our goal, in hours, and... (Read More)

All-Time Leader!

January 25th - via:
Hello all, This is officially the largest Kickstarter we have ever done, and by enough now that we're unlikely to fall below the lead, even if some people back out--which always happens. Thank you all for your support! This is the first campaign... (Read More)

Our Biggest Campaign Ever?

January 23rd - via:
Hello all,  This is exciting for us! After years of doing Kickstarter campaigns, this campaign may actually be our biggest one! It's not there yet, but another backer or two will put us over the record! Obviously we're thrilled with this campaign... (Read More)


January 22nd - via:
Hello all,  We have started a Patreon page to allow people to follow us on our adventure around the United States.  It will also include videos of us making pens for this campaign and others.  If any of you are interested in following along,... (Read More)

New Rewards, Sets, Etc.

January 21st - via:
Hello all, This has been the fastest-moving campaign I've ever done. I thank all of you for your support! I have added some new rewards, including some sets, in case some of you might want something a little different than what you have already... (Read More)

9 Hours...

January 19th - via:
Hello all,  Wow... Every time you start a campaign, you worry that it will be a total flop.  I worried that this one was too fountain pen heavy to succeed.  You all doubled the goal in under nine hours! That's before I even did any promotions. ... (Read More)

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