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  1. Thread: Blackbutt Cigars

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    Blackbutt Cigars

    I am a member of Bundaberg Wood Working Guild and out treasurer works for Jeff Lennox, builder in town. When Jeff hands the keys over to the new owners he get the guild make serving trays and I get...
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    A couple of Sierras

    Green and blue dyed maple dressed with gold and gun metal Sierra components. 474569474570474571474572474573474574

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    Hi Paul, All I use is a piece of A4 copy...

    Hi Paul,

    All I use is a piece of A4 copy paper, a piece of blue tack to hold the pen in place. I have a lamp either side and I don't zoom in. Focus the shot and take it. I crop the photo...
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    Gold and Gunmetal Sierra.

    A Rob Gajic label cast dressed out with gold and gun metal sierra components. Finished with Eddie Stone's diamond polishing paste. One of a few products I have been testing. This was done before my...
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    Mark XIV Spitfire propeller

    Work in progress. A label cast for 75th anniversary of D Day with the ends from a Mark XIV Spitfire propeller. It was made from laminated fir or pine. The spitfire that this piece of propeller cam...
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    Hi mate. Yeah I like the hybrid style of t he...

    Hi mate. Yeah I like the hybrid style of t he cigar pen. The timber not my choice but it was given for the specific job but turned out okay.

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    Blk Ti/ Ti Gold Cigar

    Haven't made a cigar in quite a while. The first two are made from blackbutt. Not a timber that I would choose for a pen but it is from the bench tops of a million dollar home being built close to...
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    Just mayed it in time [emoji16]

    My Game of Thrones set of 4 Metro Rollerballs. The Whispering Woods, Altavaddy Bridge and Wilding Pit are all White Oak and sourced from the film sites in Ireland. Winterfell is pine collected from...
  9. Thread: Gun stock

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    Gun stock

    Euge probably need an ID on this. The gun stock already had stuff cut off of it and this is what is left. It smells very much like coachwood but not sure. Wondering if you have an idea.454702454703
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    Love beefwood. Great work on your pen. $2 CA was...

    Love beefwood. Great work on your pen. $2 CA was what I first started with long ago. Always good to stabilize soft punky wood. I am being gifted a beefwood log and a couple of boxes of pen blanks on...
  11. Thread: Mosquito KA 114

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    Euge, yes there was a sweet smell to it. When...

    Euge, yes there was a sweet smell to it. When sanded it created little fuzz balls as I call them

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  12. Thread: Mosquito KA 114

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    Mosquito KA 114

    A piece of wing spar from WW ll Mosquito Bomber dressed up with an Antique Metro Rollerball454470454471454472

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  13. Beautiful pen Peter. Always loved this timber but...

    Beautiful pen Peter. Always loved this timber but yet to turn any.

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    Next batch for May

    Next 5 pens to be made. Going top to bottom. Game of Thrones timber, Altavaddy Bridge, Winterfeld Film Set, Whispering Woods and the Wilding Pit. The last one is timber from a WW II Mosquito...
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    Euge sorry I meant rosewoods Sent from my...

    Euge sorry I meant rosewoods

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    Euge, I am for one that if I want a blank and it...

    Euge, I am for one that if I want a blank and it is a certain price then I pay it. What I hate seeing especially with certified timber is when another pen crafter that money is no option buys all pen...
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    For me it takes a couple of weeks. I have the...

    For me it takes a couple of weeks. I have the components in the plating I like and always 12 blanks that I know will compliment the plating being used. I will take a blank out of the line up and...
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    Looks amazing Peter. So much fun to turn. Love...

    Looks amazing Peter. So much fun to turn. Love the design with the streamline or as we first knew it, the Father Sing. Great pen holder as well

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    May Challenge #3 Buckinghamia

    This is a Chrome Work Shop Pencil dressed out in Buckinghamia. This is a thank you for our guild's wood store an who always finds that something different for me. 454040454041

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  20. May Challenge #2 Christ Church College Great Hall

    Freeing up more of my private stash. This time it is an Antique Brass Metro Rollerball dressed out with English White Oak from the high table of Christ Church College Great Hall.454036454037

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    May Challenge #1 The Model T

    Well delving into my stash. The first cab off the rank is an Antique Silver Metro Rollerball dressed out with a piece of Shagbark Hickory whose previous life was a left hand spoke from a Model T...
  22. Thread: Buckinghamia

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    Peter, I spun a bit late last night to see it in...

    Peter, I spun a bit late last night to see it in the round. The patterning is like that of a grevillia. If not knowing it was Buckinghamia it looks like a locally grown Silky Oak. I like the lighter...
  23. Thread: April's Challenge

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    April's Challenge

    Be the last one for April for me. Piece of White Oak from the high table platform at Christchurch College in Oxford, England.453570453571

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  24. Thread: Buckinghamia

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    The gentleman that looks after our wood shed at...

    The gentleman that looks after our wood shed at the guild found a heap in the racking but it had bowed in the middle. Faced one edge and face. So I have blanks at 28 and 23 mmm. The ones in the photo...
  25. Thread: Buckinghamia

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    Buckinghamia

    This is a new one for me. Buckinghamiais agenus of only two known species of trees, belonging to the plant familyProteaceae.They grow naturally only (endemic) in therainforests of the wet topic...
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    I think it may be macassar ebony. Sent from...

    I think it may be macassar ebony.

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  27. Thread: Xanthorrhoea

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    Xanthorrhoea

    Came home after work around 7pm and found this in my driveway. Was gifted it from another wood worker that doesn't turn. Early Easter present for me. Sorry for poor photo, will get a day time one...
  28. Thread: May challenge

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    Definitely do a Model T. Got some nice antique...

    Definitely do a Model T. Got some nice antique copper and silver rollerball and fountain pens coming from the US452866

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    Love the effect of angled cut Zebrano. It is a...

    Love the effect of angled cut Zebrano. It is a furry timber to tame

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  30. Thread: May challenge

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    I'm in Peter Sent from my SM-G960F using...

    I'm in Peter

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  31. Thread: Model T

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    Model T

    Another acquisition, genuine Model T spokes. Timber is Shagbark Hickory. The spokes are a tear drop shape and were apparently made this way to allow strength and flexibility for being able to take...
  32. Thread: Pen mill question

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    For trimming blanks after glue up I use a Rick...

    For trimming blanks after glue up I use a Rick Herrell off set sanding jig that you can clamp the different size punches for the tubes to slide on. After supplying CA house his trimming mill to clean...
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    Great work on your pens Mil, but that pen stand I...

    Great work on your pens Mil, but that pen stand I love. Hope you are going to make those to sell

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    Gary all good brother. The Pascoe she oak is a...

    Gary all good brother. The Pascoe she oak is a nice timber. I was at the local guild the other week and they were going to throw out 2 she oak hearts that had pipe running through the middle. Was...
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    First pen for April

    I have made my first pen for April. It isn't the magical unicorn, cocobolo burl though. This pen is special for many other reasons. This is a shedded cast from the snakeman Ian Allen which is special...
  36. Thread: April Challenge!

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    Not sure about snake skin blanks. Think he still...

    Not sure about snake skin blanks. Think he still does pen blanks if asked.

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  37. Thread: April Challenge!

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    Well Gab, I have made my first pen for April. It...

    Well Gab, I have made my first pen for April. It isn't the magical unicorn, cocobolo burl though. This pen is special for many other reasons. This is a shedded cast from the snakeman Ian Allen which...
  38. Thread: 1135 Relaunch

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    I am the Customer Service Manager for Kmart in...

    I am the Customer Service Manager for Kmart in Bundaberg. Our store is number 1135. We have just gone through 2.5 weeks of a major refit. Total store change. We are relaunching the new store 11th...
  39. Thread: April Challenge!

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    Gary, what an amazing ultra cigar. White cedar is...

    Gary, what an amazing ultra cigar. White cedar is such an under rated timber. Love the components you have paired the timber. That is one pen to be proud of mate.

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  40. Thread: April Challenge!

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    Gab, Thanks mate. Things have gone south...

    Gab,

    Thanks mate. Things have gone south right at the moment. Left knee gone sideways. Waiting to get into doctors and guessing xray after that. Medial ligament a bit sore, hopefully rest but...
  41. Thread: Gone batty

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    Nice batch of bats. Who supplies th o se Sent...

    Nice batch of bats. Who supplies th o se

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  42. Thread: April Challenge!

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    Gabrielle you are right mate. I love historical...

    Gabrielle you are right mate. I love historical timbers and movie related timbers. I have that magical unicorn of Cocobolo Burl. I have turned it to a cylinder to see what it is like. So challenge...
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    I tend to use white or a pale grey as a back...

    I tend to use white or a pale grey as a back ground

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    Euge they are definitely wonderful timbers to...

    Euge they are definitely wonderful timbers to make pens from these would be a dream coming to reality. Can not wait to see photos

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  45. Thread: 1135 Relaunch

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    1135 Relaunch

    My store is under going a full shop refit at the moment and on 11/4/19 we be the official relaunch of the new store. I used Le Roi components for the management team and Sierra Stylus components for...
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    I may keep a set for myself and sell the complete...

    I may keep a set for myself and sell the complete pens out of the other set of blanks

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    Neil they weren't stabilised mate Sent from my...

    Neil they weren't stabilised mate

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  48. Thread: Bolt Action

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    Bolt Action

    Here is a Bolt Action dressed out with a piece of red, black resin with a bit of pearl through it. It was made for an 18th birthday present and had to be red to represent Honda motorbike colours....
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    Shark Vertebrae Pencil

    Shark Vertebrae Pencil made for a Master Builder who is a mad keen surfer/fisherman. He took on a young fella that use to work for me at Kmart and it was his thank you gift for his parents for taking...
  50. Thread: Decoupage

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    Yes I shall be when time permits due to work ...

    Yes I shall be when time permits due to work

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