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    Nice work. I like that shape. I have been...

    Nice work. I like that shape. I have been thinking about getting one of these kits and making one for my Mum, who does a bit of sewing.
  2. Thread: Pen blanks

    by Ironwood
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    WEST AUST Wow. If I needed pen blanks I would be straight...

    Wow. If I needed pen blanks I would be straight onto this deal.
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    Yep, I still draw all my plans. Sometimes I use a...

    Yep, I still draw all my plans. Sometimes I use a ruler to make the lines straight.
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    A classic looking pen with a Penpal spin. Thanks...

    A classic looking pen with a Penpal spin. Thanks for the visual treat Mate.
    Thats an extraordinary looking piece of timber, completes the package.
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    Yeah, $32 to engrave each pen. Typically like the...

    Yeah, $32 to engrave each pen. Typically like the ones in this thread
    https://www.woodworkforums.com/f69/wedding-wedding-pen-set-226984?highlight=Wedding
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    They look like very nice pens Moby. Love your...

    They look like very nice pens Moby. Love your work.
    I will have to find out more about that timber.
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    Good stuff Paul. I have been paying around $32...

    Good stuff Paul.
    I have been paying around $32 per pen for engraving, would love to be able to do it myself.
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    Ive got a yellow plastic one that hooks onto the...

    Ive got a yellow plastic one that hooks onto the towball of the car. I was trying to figure out how to use that hitch to go onto the back of the Mule. In the end, this was an easier solution.
    There...
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    Wheely Bin Tow Hitch

    Been meaning to make something more convenient than a piece of rope for ages.
    Bent up out of a piece of 1/2" reo with some hose and heat shrink where needed.
    Works great, over bumps, around...
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    Ebony and Alu Rollerball

    I used some New Guinea Ebony and some 6060 aluminium to make this one. The cap is sleeved with black Ebonite to take the threads.

    Cap threads are 12x0.8mm double start, pen body is 13mm diameter,...
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    Hey Gary, looks like you did a good job on that...

    Hey Gary, looks like you did a good job on that one. They can be troublesome at times with pieces popping out as you turn it down. The transition from blank to hardware looks perfect, and I think you...
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    That looks great. Much nicer than the original.

    That looks great. Much nicer than the original.
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    Yep, sounds like we are on the same page.

    Yep, sounds like we are on the same page.
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    One thou passes are possible. Do you use a flat...

    One thou passes are possible.
    Do you use a flat bevel on your skew ?
    I sharpen on the grinder but hone with a diamond plate.
    I start having trouble maintaining a steady cut after too many hones...
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    Cheers Moby. The skew is my most used lathe tool....

    Cheers Moby. The skew is my most used lathe tool.
    When I am making my kitless pens, the P&N parting tool gets a fair workout too, on some of the small tenons I sometimes use it like a skew as well....
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    Looking good Peter.

    Looking good Peter.
  17. When I was a first year apprentice, I bought a...

    When I was a first year apprentice, I bought a full set of Stahlwille ring/open end spanners , 1/4Ē to 1 1/2Ē, they cost me $205 , which was more than 2 weeks pay back then. I still use them to make...
  18. Great story Lance, thanks for taking the time. I...

    Great story Lance, thanks for taking the time.
    I have had my 6Ē Starret Combination Square fo about 20 years now, and I suspect its at least as old as me.
    I bought them from a Widow that was...
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    When I said the photos looked more reddish than...

    When I said the photos looked more reddish than real life, I was looking at them on my iPad.
    I just opened up my 27" iMac to look at them properly and adjust the colours to reflect the true look of...
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    I just spent 20 minutes typing a reply to your...

    I just spent 20 minutes typing a reply to your post Euge, I hit the post button and it disappeared . This forum is the worst on the planet for losing your stuff and your mind.

    I will try and put...
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    Thanks Dallas. I get on better with the...

    Thanks Dallas. I get on better with the Streamline than I do with the Slimline, thatís for sure.

    EDIT- double posts, posts going AWOL, itís crazy.
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    Thanks Dallas. I get on better with the...

    Thanks Dallas. I get on better with the Streamline than I do with the Slimline, that’s for sure.
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    The pleasure is all mine Peter. Sorry I havenít...

    The pleasure is all mine Peter.
    Sorry I havenít responded by PM yet, I will get there. I never seem to have enough time in the days.
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    Timber this flash doesnít leave much room for me...

    Timber this flash doesnít leave much room for me to show off Matt. All I can do is stand back and look. Itís Fresh fruit for rotting vegetables all over again.
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    Fantastic looking result Peter. Glad to see you...

    Fantastic looking result Peter. Glad to see you got that machine working, and put to good use.
    The Elm looks great, and has a good story, thanks for showing it to us.
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    CLAIMED I'm in.

    I'm in.
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    Maybe 51 people didn’t know what timber it is, or...

    Maybe 51 people didn’t know what timber it is, or if it would take a stain :unsure::unsure::unsure:
  28. The Woodfast Midi is another lathe you should...

    The Woodfast Midi is another lathe you should look at. The Vicmarc VL150 is at the top of the class, but has a price to match, if you want the best and money not an issue it would be the one I would...
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    White Ironbark - Eucalyptus leucoxylon

    I received this blank from @Euge, it looked a bit plain in the rough, but it has come up rather nice with a bit of treatment.

    My intention with this pen was to mimic another penturners signature...
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    Peter , glad I could help to brighten your day...

    Peter , glad I could help to brighten your day Mate.
    As you might know, elsewhere I called this pen the “Corona Blues”, because I made it while in self imposed isolation due to the CV19. It was a...
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    Absolutely stunning Euge. That would be a...

    Absolutely stunning Euge.
    That would be a pleasure to hold, even for a non-player like myself.
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    Cheers Matt, woodworkers definitely prefer timber...

    Cheers Matt, woodworkers definitely prefer timber pens, but I sold a lot of pens to a wide range of people over a 10 year period, I probably sold 5 resin/plastic/cast pens to 1 timber pen. Then if...
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    Thanks Gary. Yes, I prefer the look and feel of...

    Thanks Gary. Yes, I prefer the look and feel of timber myself as well. But due to the stability and lack of issues with this type of pen, made made materials are a much easier proposition I'm afraid....
  34. Thread: Possibles

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    Very tasty Peter. Some very beautiful and rare...

    Very tasty Peter. Some very beautiful and rare pieces in that lot.
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    Pacific Blue Custom Fountain Pen

    To fill in a bit of spare time yesterday, I knocked out this pen.
    I had a couple of these blanks sitting in the drawer, they caught my eye when I opened it for a look. It takes 2 standard sized pen...
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    It sure is. Its a credit to you and all else...

    It sure is.
    Its a credit to you and all else involved, well done.
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    Great pens for a great cause Mik. Keep up the...

    Great pens for a great cause Mik. Keep up the good work mate.
  38. Thread: Conkerberry

    by Ironwood
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    A very smart looking pen Peter. Conkerberry is...

    A very smart looking pen Peter. Conkerberry is one of my favourites.
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    Good stuff Gary. Lovely looking timber, turned...

    Good stuff Gary. Lovely looking timber, turned into lovely looking pens.
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    Outstanding pen Peter. The tasteful use of the...

    Outstanding pen Peter. The tasteful use of the topshelf timber and the very pleasing form you have produced, have combined to transform the Streamline into a high end pen. Well done Mate.
    Nicely...
  41. Thread: Hi Iím New

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    Well, I can only go by what I have heard :q:cool:...

    Well, I can only go by what I have heard :q:cool:


    Sir Joh would be rolling in his grave if he saw these shenanigans going on :oo: it wouldnít happen on his watch :U
  42. Thread: Hi Iím New

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    Hi Sally, welcome to the forum. Being Matts...

    Hi Sally, welcome to the forum.
    Being Matts better half, I am sure you are a bit familiar with the goings on here.
    Nice to meet you now that you are formally a member.
  43. Thread: hello

    by Ironwood
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    Hello, and welcome.

    Hello, and welcome.
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    Pretty sure the cabinetmaker that made my wall...

    Pretty sure the cabinetmaker that made my wall hung vanity, put 2 x 16 mm sheets on the back.
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    It’s an old Carbatec job. Pretty sure it’s just a...

    It’s an old Carbatec job. Pretty sure it’s just a generic Taiwanese made machine which has been rebadged.
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    Handsome looking pen Pete. Never heard of the...

    Handsome looking pen Pete.
    Never heard of the timber before, but sounds interesting.
    Is it a Canadian native ?
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    I usually drill mine with the drillpress, mine...

    I usually drill mine with the drillpress, mine has about 80mm travel so not a problem.
    But if I am going for maximum accuracy, I turn the blank round and put it in a collet chuck and drill on the...
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    Sorry to hear of your loss Mike. They are...

    Sorry to hear of your loss Mike.
    They are certainly family members, our pets.
    I can still remember the day I had to put down my 14 year old Lab, still can bring a tear to my eye if I dwell on it...
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    Pretty flash Gary. I can see why thereís unrest...

    Pretty flash Gary. I can see why thereís unrest in your camp. Better get that chequebook out mate :D
  50. Thread: I'm back!.

    by Ironwood
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    Good to see you back mate 🙂

    Good to see you back mate 🙂
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