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    Received my Swap from Gabriel, apologies for the...

    Received my Swap from Gabriel, apologies for the tardy reply. Itís a beautiful mix of cast resin and Chittum (US) burl. Stunning. A nice collection of blanks sees me a happy camper.
    Adding my thanks...
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    Grommett/Australia/2pens/anywhere

    Grommett/Australia/2pens/anywhere
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    Sturina pen swap

    maybe this works.
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    I donít believe it! Twice!
    but a great pen and some blanks to play with. Till next year, it seems to work, letís do it again.
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    Received my Swap from Sturina last week and have...

    Received my Swap from Sturina last week and have been totally remiss in posting. Itís a beautiful sierra in a banksia nut and some blanks to play with. Now I will try to attach a pic. Wish me luck.
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  5. Thread: Red Cedar Pen

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    Great result, you should be proud. Keep going.

    Great result, you should be proud. Keep going.
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    Camphor laurel is also a weed but like mesquite...

    Camphor laurel is also a weed but like mesquite is a great turning resource. Since we can’t unscramble the eggs we have to make the best use we can Of What we have.
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    Very special.

    Very special.
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    Pen swap

    Received my Swap from Terry. A nice collection of blanks some of Terryís own casting. The pen is a kit new to me, called Spiritual purchased from the manufacturer in China, dressed in Camphor.
    As...
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    PM sent
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    As always look forward to this. australia/VIC...

    As always look forward to this.
    australia/VIC two pens
    O/S is good.
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    I get my cutlery blades from Tassie Turning...

    I get my cutlery blades from Tassie Turning supplies and sell the finished knife for $15. After commission, 15%, something for glue, finish, sandpaper and you must cost the blank, my guess would be...
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    Sticky: Pen Swap 2017

    Received my Swap from Mickyv, aka Michael. A fine cigar in acrylic, a medium that defies me, and a bunch of blanks. There is one, Turkish Walnut, that is new to me and looks great.
    Thanks to sturina...
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    Amos you inspire

    Amos
    you inspire
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    Sticky: My Swap from Bambam aka Michael arrived today. A...

    My Swap from Bambam aka Michael arrived today. A great selection of NZ blanks and a fine Lucinda in Kauri.
    Thanks for a second great Swap. What chance we get paired again next year?
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    A knitter friend suggested that if the slot is in...

    A knitter friend suggested that if the slot is in the side of the bowl, unlike Neil's, then you need to have the base wide and heavy to keep it stable.
    I'm on notice to make a couple.
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    Sticky: Posted mine off yesterday. One to Qld and one to...

    Posted mine off yesterday. One to Qld and one to NZ. Let's see how good our postal service is.
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    Me too

    Me too
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    Sticky: I'm in Grommett Australia 2 O/S yes.

    I'm in
    Grommett
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    O/S yes.
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    Our local club, Wonthaggi Woodcrafters, runs a...

    Our local club, Wonthaggi Woodcrafters, runs a pop up shop in December/January and a couple of smaller events at Cowes over Easter and Cup weekend. Moves heaps. What about your local?
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    Just amazing. If you want a review just send me...

    Just amazing. If you want a review just send me one and I will happily critique.��
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    I've done both of these. The leather is popular...

    I've done both of these. The leather is popular as a sale item. As you say, a bit different.
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    I would certainly try. That it hasn't split to...

    I would certainly try. That it hasn't split to date sounds good. What's to loose?
  23. Thread: first in ages

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    OK send me one when you get it right. Till then I...

    OK send me one when you get it right. Till then I am in awe.
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    Holy something or another. Size matters. Nice use...

    Holy something or another. Size matters. Nice use of those special bits.
  25. Grommett, Australia. One anywhere but will do a...

    Grommett, Australia. One anywhere but will do a second if needed.
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    And then there was the kitchen sink! lovely...

    And then there was the kitchen sink!
    lovely stuff, good to see your still working.:2tsup:
  27. My goodies from NZ

    Received my parcel from Michael in NZ and what a treat. The pen is a Sierra dressed in swamp kauri, said to be 4000 years old. The CA finish is immaculate.
    There is also a small forest of blanks....
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    Great pen. I like it having a metal thread for...

    Great pen. I like it having a metal thread for the cap.
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    Truly rural

    https://www.woodworkforums.com/webkit-fake-url://05c618c9-d09a-4c2b-8e79-d4f68ff2af87/imagejpeg

    hope this works otherwise have a look at my album.
    i'd post a link if I knew how
  30. Oz swap 2015

    Grommett, Australia, 2, yes.
  31. Thread: Banksia Root

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    Put me down for some.

    Put me down for some.
  32. Thread: Vale Toby

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    Sorry for your ?oss Its never easy but at least...

    Sorry for your ?oss Its never easy but at least we can do the necessary.
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    Poll: Bought a 150 mm 180 grit Woodfast wheel from...

    Bought a 150 mm 180 grit Woodfast wheel from Carrols. Had to replace a worn down alox wheel so it didn't hurt too much cost wise. Got to love it.
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    HELP SOMEONE ELSE! Donation

    I can only give money. PM me details of how.
  35. Thread: Drill press

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    I put a bolt in the chuck and use it as a pen...

    I put a bolt in the chuck and use it as a pen press.
  36. The thing I love about this pen swap are the...

    The thing I love about this pen swap are the connections we make.
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    Posting some tomorrow. Somehow i lost track and...

    Posting some tomorrow. Somehow i lost track and thought heaps of time but kinda forgot that we actually have to send them in time to get there. Ah, the delights of age.
  38. Thread: Pen Kits

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    For what it's worth I tend towards the chrome or...

    For what it's worth I tend towards the chrome or gunmetal platings as being more hard wearing . Otherwise the "upgrades" seem to be good value.
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    Could still work. We are leaving Mexico in late...

    Could still work. We are leaving Mexico in late Juneandheading North towards Kakadu etc to escape our winter. So let's see where and when we are.
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    Neil, would not have recognized you from the...

    Neil, would not have recognized you from the selfie! Looks like a great campsite. We hope to head to Broome in July. Would be fine to meet somewhere in the North.
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    So true.

    So true.
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    Nice pens Jim. Welcome to the group. Oops, time...

    Nice pens Jim. Welcome to the group. Oops, time for some shed time myself.
  43. That has been a terrific swap. Can I have them...

    That has been a terrific swap. Can I have them next? A beautiful closed ended pen, doesn't get better.
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    As the famed Cath P------gill once said "I must...

    As the famed Cath P------gill once said "I must be getting old, once I would have just shot the b----ted."
  45. Thread: Simple Bowl

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    If I had 3 or 4 of these blanks I would make 3 or...

    If I had 3 or 4 of these blanks I would make 3 or 4 different bowls. You have done what you have and I think it's a great use of the blank. You can always do something different and somemay be better...
  46. Lovely stuff, and if I haven't emphasized my...

    Lovely stuff, and if I haven't emphasized my swaps this year have been just fantastic.
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    What a lovely neighbour to have. Nice to see he...

    What a lovely neighbour to have. Nice to see he waited till you were well away before complaining. I would have thought that being there since 2001 would have made it a fait accompli.
  48. Received my swap yesterday from Glenspens . A...

    Received my swap yesterday from Glenspens . A magnificent Sierra dressed in a cast fir cone with a matching stylus. As you see a generous selection of blanks. Many thanks Glen.



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  49. Thanks again Tony, and your pictures do the pen...

    Thanks again Tony, and your pictures do the pen credit.
  50. My swap from Tony (perfectpensandpencils) arrived...

    My swap from Tony (perfectpensandpencils) arrived yesterday. A beautifully executed Churchill and matching stylus. Many thanks Tony, I think I was the winner in our pairing.

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    Tony will...
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