If there was any hope you had for a Goulet pen….

If there was any hope you had for a Goulet pen, these pictures will crush it for sure 😛

This is what’s left after packing (almost) everything away. I sold off all of my pen making supplies and materials, and I’ve completely decommissioned my entire workshop. I’m repurposing the space for more room to pack and store ink and paper, dedicated space for preparing ink samples (both regular and Ink Drop) and setting up a little space to record videos and do more reviewing. All great stuff that I’m really excited about! This is all part of my effort to laser-focus on the heart and soul of GouletPens.com, which is educating the writing community with product knowledge and providing awesome ink and paper for your fountain pens.

Still, it is a little sad having to pack everything away. I have been mourning the loss of the pen making part of my life for the better part of 9 months now, and I’m very, very ready to get past it all. I can say with complete and utter certainty now that I will not be making any more pens or wax seal handles. The few rollerball pens I have left on GouletPens.com are going now small pieces of history in the writing world, and once they’re gone they will really be gone.

**Update as of 10/8/10- all Goulet pens are cleared out. They will forever be a small part of writing history, and perhaps one day become collector’s items! I made a total of close to 900 pens in my stint as a pen maker.

Give me another week or so to get this space all cleared up and reorganized, and you’ll see the Goulet Pen Company working in full force like never before.

2017-10-11T13:34:50+00:00 October 5th, 2010|A Goulet Life|10 Comments
  • Anonymous

    Is the equipment you once wrote you'd borrowed from your dad going back to his workshop or will you be hanging on to it…just in case you have a change of heart?

  • Mike1000

    Brian, I've gone through similar changes at least four times in my life. I've never regretted what I was doing in the first place, and I've never regretted moving on to something else. Often, it was the first pursuit that led me to the new interest. I love it when life flows that way. And I love all the skills and knowledge I've picked up along the way, and how, ultimately, they're all related to each other. Best of luck with the business!

  • It is a sad thing to see something you love go for a future of other things. I will no say you made a mistake, because your time has been so limited by the things you are now doing, doing well, and serving a broader number of people. But I am sad I will never get that white and black seal handle you once made. I knew I should have bought it when you still had some left. Yet that is the way of life and I'll live. It will have to be enough that my dinning room table is already covered with Rhodia notebooks and pads, Clairefontaine papers, stationary and notebooks, and the J Herbin wax seal stuff now taking up it's quarter corner of the table. The wax seal stuff now includes a new torch, four seals I've had for years, various new sticks of wax and one of those silver heat resitance silver pads to keep me from setting fire to the wooden table!

    You just rock on, buddy!

  • I hear you Brian and I am truly putting your pen making supplies to good use!

    We had the same thing happen in our lives. In 2004 my wife and I started a chocolate business. I grew it really fast (mostly personal orders and local wholesale accounts) and then we lost our community kitchen space in 2006. We started looking for a new kitchen right away and a week later I was laid off from my "real" job. We ended up moving from Colorado to Florida and decided not to star the business right away. Last year we finally decided to part with our chocolate making equipment and get on with our lives. It was a hard choice to make.

    I have started making a few stamp handles but I am not 100% happy with my process. Once I get some made I will have them listed on my website.

  • Kite

    This sucks! i always wanted one of your homemade fountain pens. perhaps you might go back to pen turning in the distant future!

  • Lance

    Change is life. Congratulations on your adventure. I am just happy I am going for the ride watching you until I start my own. Good luck.

  • Congratulations on your evolution! I am happy that I was able to purchase one of your wax handles while you were making them. I cant wait to see what's next!

  • Congratulations on your successful business. I am glad to hear that your business is growing to the point that you had to clear out more space for your inks and such. Now that you have formally stopped making pens, I might get one of your remaining rollerballs before someone else gobbles them up.

  • Congratulations on your successful business. I am glad to hear that your business is growing to the point that you had to clear out more space for your inks and such. Now that you have formally stopped making pens, I might get one of your remaining rollerballs before someone else gobbles them up.

  • Kite

    This sucks! i always wanted one of your homemade fountain pens. perhaps you might go back to pen turning in the distant future!