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    Okey dokey Ironwood. Message read and accepted. ...

    Okey dokey Ironwood. Message read and accepted. Will heed your advice :)
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    Pen repairs

    Thanks Bushmiller for your concern about my safety. I have no such concerns and because Gawdelpus has always trusted this Forum and has never had a problem with anyone here ever, I expect I will not...
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    Pen repairs

    Thanks so much Amos. Appreciate greatly your reply here. Could you possibly send me an email at shontara@gmail.com with your phone number please. I am pretty sure I have it still somewhere but it...
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    Need someone to repair or make pens

    Hi there everybody. It's Shontara here and just last week, I took a phone call from a previous client we had many dealings with in our market days at Mt Tamborine and Broadbeach. He needed...
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    Thank You Bushmiller

    Hi there Bushmiller. It's Shontara here. Don't feel bad about missing the post at the time. John and I both understand that people are busy and I am a believer that we all see what we are meant to...
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    Hi there jt the clockman :)

    It was lovely to see your kind, loving and supportive words here. They are very much appreciated. He is most definitely communicating with me and others from the other side. All you need to do is...
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    Hi there Tiger Thanks so much for your kind...

    Hi there Tiger

    Thanks so much for your kind words as well. Have only just seen them. John has been busy turning pens in Heaven and is still teaching as he did before :)
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    Hi there Rum Pig - This is Shontara, Gawdelpus'...

    Hi there Rum Pig - This is Shontara, Gawdelpus' soul mate and am replying to say thank you so much for the kind words you have said about John. Much appreciated :)
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    Wow, how exciting is that Cliff. My memory is...

    Wow, how exciting is that Cliff. My memory is not as bad as I thought. As I have seen and have spoken to so many men who have passed through our doors. Sounds a bit like a Willie Nelson song. ...
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    Hi Cliff - there is something there that rings a...

    Hi Cliff - there is something there that rings a bell. You lived up north Qld at the time and because of your wife's condition, I think, you would come here and stay with relatives in Brisbane...
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    Hi there Cliff. This is Shontara, his partner in...

    Hi there Cliff. This is Shontara, his partner in all things pens and so much more. I see you are a fellow timber hoarder, like John was. There is much to sell. And yes, it is a shock to the system...
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    I wish I could remember your face clearly but so...

    I wish I could remember your face clearly but so many men have walked through John's magic workshop (my words) throughout the many years we have lived here. And just as a matter of interest, I...
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    Thanks for your kindness shown here to me George...

    Thanks for your kindness shown here to me George Mavridis. It is greatly appreciated and yes, he is very close. I am clairaudient and as such, I hear him speak to me clearly as if he was standing...
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    Shontara says thank you

    Neil kindly printed out all these comments from this particular thread and gave them to me at hubby's wake later that day. It was only two nights ago I was able to look and read them. Before that...
  15. Thread: Variations

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    Thanks Mik, customer picked it up Yesterday and...

    Thanks Mik, customer picked it up Yesterday and was suitably impressed ,which is what I aim for in the end, with all my Pens :) as a bonus he also picked up a few more off my stand and ended up...
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    Up to your usual immaculate standards Mik :) I am...

    Up to your usual immaculate standards Mik :) I am surprised its taken this long for you to discover the vertex,has a mechanical look to them and one of the nicest click movements around :) well done...
  17. Thread: Variations

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    Variations

    The Hockey stick pen is for a customer made from impregnated laminate very stable and strong , the other two are an executive biro in Punga (NZ Fernwood) and the other is a magnetic rollerball in ...
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    Hehe ! no blue ones here ,it is actually a gloss...

    Hehe ! no blue ones here ,it is actually a gloss black acrylic :) I normally spray with etch primer then Acrylic spray. The green one is acrylic nail polish :) cheers ~ John
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    very smart group that lot :) cheers ~ John

    very smart group that lot :) cheers ~ John
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    you deserve it Mik :) Probably only Neil and I...

    you deserve it Mik :) Probably only Neil and I know just what effort and planning goes into making something like this :) Keep it out of site this time hehe , cheers ~ John
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    At least with this one Time stands still hehe, as...

    At least with this one Time stands still hehe, as a wise person once told me, nothing is useless, even a stopped clock is right twice a day hehe, cheers ~ John
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    A special order , for a special person

    Finished this today to fill a special order ,it needed to be on a green background ,so out with the nail polish for the color, also needed to be on a sierra ,not much room to play with on this style...
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    Gees' if I had seen those piccies before I...

    Gees' if I had seen those piccies before I "volunteer'd" I might have had a sicky :) cheers ~ John
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    Outstanding as always Mik, you must have the...

    Outstanding as always Mik, you must have the patience of "Jobe" hehe:) You have certainly made these a standout Blank for the benefit of others , cheers ~ John
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    You could try the local "el-cheapo" shops or...

    You could try the local "el-cheapo" shops or sometimes called dollar shops . I have found full sets for a few dollars with various nibs , worth a try :) cheers ~ John
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    I used a drill press for years to press pen parts...

    I used a drill press for years to press pen parts together ,but I do have an older type heavy duty ,it is easier to line up in a vertical plane than a vice ,also more control with the winder handle...
  27. Thread: Seirra Pen

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    Looks good to me :) My wife is visiting the UK...

    Looks good to me :) My wife is visiting the UK early june and she will have a collection of my pens as gifts ,plus some bits of timber for someone she is meeting that makes "carved lovespoons"...
  28. Thread: Knurl GT

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    Looks Good Les, strangely enough I bought a...

    Looks Good Les, strangely enough I bought a chrome one of these yesterday from Tony at "perfect pens" says they are Dayacom so I feel a stainless mesh coming up soon hehe, cheers ~ John
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    Sometimes the woods are slightly oily and the CA...

    Sometimes the woods are slightly oily and the CA does not stick too well ,old CA can cause a problems as well as weather conditions (high humidity etc) after sanding I usually clean with metho or...
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    Sanding to 600 is good practice, the banksias can...

    Sanding to 600 is good practice, the banksias can be quite hard ,but the fine sanding does bring out the fine grains ,as with any composite of wood and acrylics you do need a CA finish to get a nice...
  31. Thread: Wedding Pair

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    Dayacom should be fine, :) I think Garry was...

    Dayacom should be fine, :) I think Garry was doing some of his own with a pale blue stone from memory . Cheers ~ John
  32. Thread: Wedding Pair

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    I hope you have plenty of stock :) If these are...

    I hope you have plenty of stock :) If these are the Majestic sierras from GPW he is not doing them anymore :( Cheers ~ John
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    Like all these "mass produced things" you will...

    Like all these "mass produced things" you will get variations within tolerances, these are meant to spray paint in the end, we just use them differently . That said mine blows at about 45 lbs , I set...
  34. Thread: DANG!!!

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    Not all is lost Artme ,they come apart readily,...

    Not all is lost Artme ,they come apart readily, unscrew the nib and as said use transfer punches , knock the joiner out first ,then the nib end with a better fitting punch, on the other end knock out...
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    Hey Neil ,put a couple aside for me hehe ! you...

    Hey Neil ,put a couple aside for me hehe ! you know what I like :) mates rates of course :) cheers ~ John , (I have 2 weeks free in June as Wife off to UK for a couple of weeks :) Might miss Q-turn...
  36. Thread: The Mermaids

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    Ahaa ! so thats where you have been hiding eh...

    Ahaa ! so thats where you have been hiding eh Amos :) A lot of love gone into those pens well worth the extra time you have had to spend on them :)
    Production may be down, but quality is up hehe,...
  37. Thread: Thanks

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    Congrats John, I think it starts turning around...

    Congrats John, I think it starts turning around when you stop using it hehe :) cheers ~ John

    :bdaysing:
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    I would suggest a small amount of plastic polish...

    I would suggest a small amount of plastic polish on the threads and then gentle use of a dremal with a soft polishing brush, turn slowly in the lathe and gently polish, not in one place as you can...
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    Yep ,let the ink on the paper dry for a while...

    Yep ,let the ink on the paper dry for a while then a few light coats of clear acrylic spray, if you are putting on tubes you may need to paint the tubes, if going on wood or acrylic ,you may need a...
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    Well done , I like the red ( ceboplast ? ) a...

    Well done , I like the red ( ceboplast ? ) a difficult material, but worth the effort :) A different level of pen making on show there , my only concern would be plastic on plastic threads :( but a...
  41. Thread: Transfers

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    As Fly says ,best to make your own, easy enough...

    As Fly says ,best to make your own, easy enough with an inkjet printer and some suitable software for graphics manipulation ,seems you would have the ability to do so, with any help needed from the...
  42. Spot on Neil. although I suspect you meant the...

    Spot on Neil. although I suspect you meant the fumes are ~ vicious (deadly) :) cheers ~ John
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    HEADS UP Thanks for the Pics Neil, almost like being there...

    Thanks for the Pics Neil, almost like being there :) cheers ~ John
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    Yep these are popular with most folk, I tend to...

    Yep these are popular with most folk, I tend to use deer horn ,water buffalo , and camo blanks , but a nice piece of birdseye huon is also attractive :) Yew is a bit scarce around these parts ,but...
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    Good to hear :) cheers ~ John

    Good to hear :) cheers ~ John
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    Nothing wrong with that concept Mik :), I think...

    Nothing wrong with that concept Mik :), I think chrome and black or gunmetal and black ,not sure rodium would improve the outcome ? cheers ~ John
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    Most of the nibs I have had experience with seem...

    Most of the nibs I have had experience with seem to be a press fit ( by hand) and a gentle grip and slight twisting movement with a pulling action will move them, others sometimes need to be...
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    If the tubes are longer than standard (different...

    If the tubes are longer than standard (different from each supplier I think) the mechanism will need to be pressed in a bit further ,you can lay out the parts as it would be assembled ,nib tube and...
  49. Thread: WEDDING PENS

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    Greg ! a worthy return to the "workshop" :) ...

    Greg ! a worthy return to the "workshop" :) sometimes life and other stuff gets in the way of what we really want to do ,seems you are not alone on this one hehe, I myself have had continuing car...
  50. Thread: First Casts

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    And you should be pleased with the results...

    And you should be pleased with the results ,downside is you can't stop there now hehe, cheers ~ John
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