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    No probs Amos, I've got a pair here waiting, I'll...

    No probs Amos, I've got a pair here waiting, I'll send them over.

    Was hoping to get a few more done, but I'm out of the kits I normally use for them. :doh:
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    Ditto what cisco said for light cuts & sharp...

    Ditto what cisco said for light cuts & sharp tools.

    I've done a few unstabilised, sanded to 1500 and given it a lick of BLO before finishing with NC sanding sealer then rustins. BLO makes the...
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    Very impressive, Amos, well done! :2tsup:

    Very impressive, Amos, well done! :2tsup:
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    I'm having the same problem with cracks forming,...

    I'm having the same problem with cracks forming, but they're right on the edge, not down the length. Annoying, isnt it? :doh::((

    Thought the lacquer was too thick, so I thinned it 2:1. Same thing...
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    Sticky: Lotus, imperial and jr statesman are now...

    Lotus, imperial and jr statesman are now available from gary pye.
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    Righto. That should clear up any mondayitis. :D ...

    Righto. That should clear up any mondayitis. :D

    I've made a few myself and havent had a problem.

    For disassembly, I'd take out the twist mechanism and take the nib (ink) end out first, then...
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    Sounds like you're using a Daycom EB kit. ...

    Sounds like you're using a Daycom EB kit.

    Hope you're using the Daycom bushings, not the Berea ones? (they're different sizes).

    Probably safer to take the twist mechanism out before you tap...
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    Don't know, Harry, he's been a bit quiet the last...

    Don't know, Harry, he's been a bit quiet the last few months.
    Stats says he last logged in on the 2nd of june.
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    I seem to remember Konrad Sauer posting something...

    I seem to remember Konrad Sauer posting something earlier this year on his site about finishing for his infills. From memory he french polishes them. Might be worth a trawl through his site for...
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    Dodgy, Make sure the inside of the tubes are...

    Dodgy,

    Make sure the inside of the tubes are clear of glue before you put them on the mandrel. I also use a hand held countersink to put a slight bevel on the inside mouth of the tubes and to...
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    Update!

    Ok, heres the photos on the barrel I cut off last night:

    This is the end that worked really well (cut 1/2mm from the timber, edges havent ben trimmed):...
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    Interesting idea Marc, how did it turn out, did...

    Interesting idea Marc, how did it turn out, did you have any problems with drips forming on the bottom edge of the barrel doing it that way?
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    Patience, grasshopper... :D:wink: I've...

    Patience, grasshopper... :D:wink:

    I've seperated one barrel earlier this evening, the other one I'll do tomorrow, to see what difference another 12 hours or so of curing does to it.

    On one end...
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    Happy Birthday Studley

    Happy Birthday Stephen, have a greta day mate!

    :bday3::partysmiley:
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    Ta guys, I turned off the finish on thursday and...

    Ta guys, I turned off the finish on thursday and re-applied the lacquer thursday and last night.

    Thinned the lacquer down to about 2:1 thinner:lacquer, and kept about 2 hours between coats...
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    Thanks Ed, lots of things to consider. It's...

    Thanks Ed, lots of things to consider.

    It's been pretty cool and damp here lately, 50-60 degrees F, so I may not have left enough time between coats, although I did bring them inside to cure.
    ...
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    Thanks Artme, might give that a go and see if it...

    Thanks Artme, might give that a go and see if it helps....
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    Lacquer dipping help!

    Good evening oh wise ones.... :D

    I've decided to give the lacquer dipping finish a try to see how it goes, and I've run into a slight problem. I've removed the barrels from the bushings, carefully...
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    Timbecon have them. used them for a cot last year...

    Timbecon have them. used them for a cot last year - works well.

    Click Here

    Listed under 'general cabinet fittings'.
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    Very classy cisco! :2tsup: Nothing special...

    Very classy cisco! :2tsup:

    Nothing special indeed :rolleyes::D

    Probably Honduras rosewood, at a rough guess... :wink:
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    Wild guesses: PTP = Pen turner's paradise...

    Wild guesses:

    PTP = Pen turner's paradise

    TPS = The Pen Shop
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    Ta guys, I'll take great delight in waving it...

    Ta guys, I'll take great delight in waving it around at work. :D

    The species is Honduras rosewood (dalbergia stevensonii) according to the supplier.
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    Rosewood Burl

    Havent had a chance to get into the shed for a few weeks, but with the Christmas holidays, I've finally managed to get the time and inspiration to do something.

    This is a piece of rosewood burl...
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    Lovely work, Sam! :2tsup: 10 coats of WOP!!!...

    Lovely work, Sam! :2tsup:

    10 coats of WOP!!! :oo:

    Obviously you have a lot more patience than me.... :D

    (certainly worth it, though!)
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    sock and awe

    http://www.sockandawe.com/

    :wink:
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    superb, Amos, well done! :2tsup:

    superb, Amos, well done! :2tsup:
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    Great work Amos, looks first class! Amazing piece...

    Great work Amos, looks first class! Amazing piece of timber.

    Dave
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    The sale closes on the 22nd of December according...

    The sale closes on the 22nd of December according to the web site. JR series, emperor series and statesman fountain (but not statesman rollerball for some strange reason).

    Anyone know if the JR...
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    Thanks guys, I'm rather taken with the buckeye,...

    Thanks guys, I'm rather taken with the buckeye, it's an amazing timber!

    This one I'm keeping (unless someone offers me an insane amount of money! :D). Tempted to go the extra mile and put an 18...
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    Nice work, Amos, that snakewood makes for very...

    Nice work, Amos, that snakewood makes for very dramatic pens.

    I've heard people have problems with snakewood cracking, is it just from the heat as it's being worked, or does it shift over time as...
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    Buckeye Emperor

    After cisco teased us last week with his buckeye burl, I managed to get hold of a few pieces to have a go for myself. The first victim is my sole remaining emperor (come on payday! :oo:).
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    finishing question

    Many thanks for the tips cisco, just working on my first piece today (managed to get a few pieces through customs :wink:).

    The BLO made a pretty dramatic difference to the colour :oo:. looks...
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    Dont you just hate it when that happens! :doh: ...

    Dont you just hate it when that happens! :doh:

    What a difference it makes cleaning off the black paint, though!

    I've done the same thing with one of mine, havent got the photos posted yet...
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    Sticky: Looks good pasho & sam. Amos, just put sanding...

    Looks good pasho & sam.

    Amos, just put sanding sealer on three pens, probably doing the rustins tomorrow night, so should have them ready to send by the end of the weekend.
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    Sticky: Amos, When is the next shipment going out? ...

    Amos,

    When is the next shipment going out?

    I've got 4 done waiting to be sent over, and another 3 waiting by the lathe. (been a bit slack lately :-).

    Don't want to miss the xmass delivery...
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    Don't forget to read it a story after you tuck it...

    Don't forget to read it a story after you tuck it in... :wink::D


    Nice buy, Tex. The middle pitch (55 degrees) frog is a good add on, too.
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    Definite step up, froggie, still got some minor...

    Definite step up, froggie, still got some minor teething issues though.

    my 2 cents worth:

    - shopping cart says 'Your "Visitors Cart" contents will be merged with your "Members Cart" contents...
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    :oo::2tsup: Awesome, Amos. that one knocked my...

    :oo::2tsup:
    Awesome, Amos. that one knocked my socks off!
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    Bravo cisco, another stunner. Must get some of...

    Bravo cisco, another stunner.

    Must get some of that stuff and try it myself.... :wink:
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    That's a fine advertisement for buckeye burl,...

    That's a fine advertisement for buckeye burl, cisco, very dramatic! love it! :2tsup:

    Must get some of the CA you're using too... :smokeing::wink::D
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    Looks even better in the flesh.... :wink: ...

    Looks even better in the flesh.... :wink:

    Thanks for the tip Brett, tried it on Sunday and took about 10 minutes to strip the black off. Looks much better.
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    Good to catch up TS! Missed the sawstop -...

    Good to catch up TS!

    Missed the sawstop - where was that hiding?

    Managed to do some damage to my credit limit at the Lie Nielsen stall before we had a chat with Froggie.

    Seemed to be missing...
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    Top job cisco, that looks fantastic! Crosscut...

    Top job cisco, that looks fantastic!

    Crosscut bocote looks superb, and the statesman is one of my favourite pens.
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    Russel, I've got both kits, and there are...

    Russel, I've got both kits, and there are differences, mainly due to the kits being produced by 2 different manufacturers.

    Gary is importing from Daycom, which has copied the Bearea kit (sold by...
  45. Thread: Brass

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    I use a spray can off Wattyl clear lacquer finish...

    I use a spray can off Wattyl clear lacquer finish for brass, works a treat.
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    Hmm.. didnt think of that! :doh: Do tell! Any...

    Hmm.. didnt think of that! :doh:

    Do tell! Any idea when they hold it?
  47. Thread: Jr Gents?

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    Order direct from craft supplies...

    Order direct from craft supplies in the US. Have to order a few kits to make postage economical, but they give quite generous discounts for bulk (10+ of any combination of kits). Last order I did was...
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    That could be doable - need some statesman...

    That could be doable - need some statesman (statesmen?) and a few others. Possibly a lotus.
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    Interested, but broke... :(

    Interested, but broke... :(
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    Wow, good one Amos, looks great! :2tsup::2tsup:

    Wow, good one Amos, looks great! :2tsup::2tsup:
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