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    Good lookin bunch there Gab. I can’t pick a...

    Good lookin bunch there Gab. I can’t pick a favourite as all are nice, though I am partial to a nice bit of Conkerberry, and that’s a nice bit.
    I would be interested to hear how the different...
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    He has done a great job showcasing some beautiful...

    He has done a great job showcasing some beautiful timber in that piece. Thanks for showing us Euge.
    I still have a few Needlewood pen blanks in my stash, will have to dig them out when I get a...
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    Happy Birthday Peter, and many to come. Do you...

    Happy Birthday Peter, and many to come. Do you get the day off ?
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    HELP SOMEONE ELSE! If I had to hazard a guess, I would say its...

    If I had to hazard a guess, I would say its Blackbean. Though I don't know if it grows over there.
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    I am sorry if you felt obliged to comment after...

    I am sorry if you felt obliged to comment after my post, I was merely trying to point out that everyone is entitled to have a say, though I am glad you did post your comments.

    I do agree with...
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    Thanks Dallas. I think I was the only Aussie to...

    Thanks Dallas. I think I was the only Aussie to enter anything this time round. With the abundance of pretty woods we have here, I think we could dominate in the Pretty Wood Comp if we tried.
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    Thanks very much Euge. I think everyone is...

    Thanks very much Euge.
    I think everyone is qualified to critique. Maybe if you are not a turner, its hard to comment or criticise on how it was done, but you can certainly critique the outcome.
    As...
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    My Summer Extravaganza Entries

    The Summer Extravaganza has just finished over on the IAP, so I can now post these 3 pens on here.

    I didn't do any good with the voters, I came 2nd last in the Slimline Contest, about middle of...
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    Mighty fine looking pen there Dallas.

    Mighty fine looking pen there Dallas.
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    Ah, OK. That explains it. The wait-a-while that I...

    Ah, OK. That explains it. The wait-a-while that I know of is a thin prickly vine in the rainforest, not much good for pens.
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    Nicely turned and photographed Gary. But you...

    Nicely turned and photographed Gary.
    But you didn’t tell us the real name of the timber :p
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    Sam, thanks for posting these photos. A wonderful...

    Sam, thanks for posting these photos. A wonderful array of pens, all involved should be very proud of themselves.
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    Looks like a capable setup Pete, shouldn’t have...

    Looks like a capable setup Pete, shouldn’t have any trouble ripping through anything you throw at it with the double-ender.
    Are they 2 x 3120’s ?
  14. HEADS UP G’day Euge, do you have any copies left ?

    G’day Euge, do you have any copies left ?
  15. Thread: More prepped

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    Yes, the extra thickness is the answer to getting...

    Yes, the extra thickness is the answer to getting that glassy level finish.
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    There’s a lot to explain about how to make these...

    There’s a lot to explain about how to make these pens, I don’t really have the time to do a tutorial myself, but I will put this link here to a tutorial that Bigshed did and posted on the IAP.
    This...
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    Thanks Pete. It’s made from a couple of acrylic...

    Thanks Pete. It’s made from a couple of acrylic blanks from Gary Pye (GPW)
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    VICTORIA Itís less than 1/3rd of $3600. Which is cheap I...

    Itís less than 1/3rd of $3600. Which is cheap I think, I have the same saw ( different badge though) , they are a good solid machine.

    PS , I see itís on Gumtree too.
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    Looking good Fumbler. Pity about the grey stain,...

    Looking good Fumbler. Pity about the grey stain, they only upside is it gave you some more practice on your CA finishing :rolleyes:
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    Colourful Rollerball

    Here is my Wifes new pen :rolleyes:.
    Its 125mm long, 135mm capped, 12mm cap threads, 14mm diameter. Standard rollerball refill.
    459331

    459332

    459333

    459334
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    Impressive and inspirational are two words that...

    Impressive and inspirational are two words that come to mind. Thanks for letting us share the journey Ian.
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    Thanks Gary. After a few timber pens of this...

    Thanks Gary. After a few timber pens of this type, I wanted to do a resin version, so much less stress and trouble than the timber ones.
    Yeah mate, still using the stainless hose clamps for making...
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    Cheers Pete. The nib is a stainless #6 JoWo ,...

    Cheers Pete.
    The nib is a stainless #6 JoWo , broad . Uses a standard ink converter.
    The clip is .9mm thick stainless salvaged from a large hose clamp.
    Cap threads are 14mm x .8 double start,...
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    Cheers Peter. Glad you are enjoying my journey, I...

    Cheers Peter. Glad you are enjoying my journey, I sure am too.
    I thought I would try something different this time.

    Thanks DJ. The blue is a lot more subdued in the photos than in real life, it...
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    Blue and White Fountain Pen

    The next instalment in my kit less pen journey.
    This one made out of blue and white resins.
    Homemade stainless clip.
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    Nice going Rick. I like the look of the crosscut...

    Nice going Rick. I like the look of the crosscut pen, it certainly gives it a different look than straight cut.
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    Thanks Euge, and double thanks for sending that...

    Thanks Euge, and double thanks for sending that great blank.
    Yes the colour graduation in the blank is quite stunning, not the abrupt change that you ussually see.

    I did some googling on the...
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    Thanks Pete. I am familiar with the brown...

    Thanks Pete.


    I am familiar with the brown and red Mallee burls, but first time I had heard of Greenstone Mallee was when I received these blanks from Euge.


    Thanks Gary. I had these pieces...
  29. Thread: Jitta pen.

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    Thanks for posting that link Euge, I am pretty...

    Thanks for posting that link Euge, I am pretty sure I have one of those growing in one of my gardens. My Mother gave me the seedling to plant, she said it would attract the birds.
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    Lovely timber Peter, and you treated it right....

    Lovely timber Peter, and you treated it right. Very nicely done Mate :2tsup:
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    Thanks Peter. I thought it fitting to use green...

    Thanks Peter.
    I thought it fitting to use green for the Greenstone Mallee ( never heard of this timber before, maybe Euge will let us know the story behind it when he sees this )
    I think the green...
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    Nice stuff Crocy. I haven’t heard of it before....

    Nice stuff Crocy. I haven’t heard of it before. The pen is a Cigar.
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    Thanks mate. I am turning them on a GPW Midi Wood...

    Thanks mate. I am turning them on a GPW Midi Wood lathe that I fitted with variable speed.
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    Kitless FP in Greenstone Mallee Burl

    Here is my latest creation. I used a nice piece of Greenstone Mallee Burl that came from Euge
    Cap threads are 12mm, pen diameter is 15mm, pen length is 145mm, capped is 155mm.
    The timber was given...
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    A good looking bunch there , and plenty of...

    A good looking bunch there , and plenty of variety .
    is the snake blank one of Ian's ?
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    Where do we find your stuff for sale ? Do you...

    Where do we find your stuff for sale ?
    Do you have a website, or eBay.....
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    Lovely timber that Peter, goes well with the gold...

    Lovely timber that Peter, goes well with the gold components. Nice work as per usual.
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    When your numbers come up, give me a yell :2tsup:...

    When your numbers come up, give me a yell :2tsup:


    Thanks Neil.
    I am finding the process satisfying, some frustrating moments as well though. I don’t think it’s for everyone, but it’s worth...
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    Cheers Pete. Sounds like you need to come to...

    Cheers Pete. Sounds like you need to come to Australia for a holiday, make sure you bring an empty suitcase :U. Maybe bring a few empty ones, we have plenty of nice timber.
    When that little parcel...
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    Thanks for your kind words Peter I am glad we...

    Thanks for your kind words Peter
    I am glad we all have differing tastes, it would be a boring world otherwise.
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    Cheers Gab. My tastes are more straight lines, as...

    Cheers Gab. My tastes are more straight lines, as long as it looks sleek. Some seem to prefer the round end torpedo shape, each to their own I guess.
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    Sorry to hear of your ill health Peter. Hopefully...

    Sorry to hear of your ill health Peter. Hopefully you are feeling better.
    The warm room will be a much better environment for your turning, being cold doesn’t help with creativity or enthusiasm.
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    Thanks mate. Thanks Euge. Not my favourite...

    Thanks mate.


    Thanks Euge.
    Not my favourite timber either, I have a number of them growing on my property, but have never cut one up yet. The dust is certainly irritating if you don’t take...
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    Mackay Cedar Custom Fountain Pen

    My pen output has slowed considerably, hopefully the speed will pick up once I get all the mandrels and jigs made for this type of work.
    At the moment, I am making them as I need them.

    This one...
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    Yes, it has been noticeably quiet on thepen...

    Yes, it has been noticeably quiet on thepen turning front lately. Maybe too cold in some sheds.

    My penmaking has taken a bit of a turn in a different direction lately, so they are taking a lot...
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    That’s a very nice looking pen Darrin. And a...

    That’s a very nice looking pen Darrin. And a fitting tribute to a great man.
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    Whatever it is, it’s a lot of sawdust, especially...

    Whatever it is, it’s a lot of sawdust, especially on wider logs.
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    If I recall correctly, my 404 Oregon chain turned...

    If I recall correctly, my 404 Oregon chain turned 8mm of log thickness into sawdust with each cut.
    I used to regularly cut 32mm slabs, that meant 20% of the log was turned to sawdust while slabbing,...
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    I posted a reply to this thread last night, but...

    I posted a reply to this thread last night, but now itís gone, as well as Gabs reply to Euges post ?

    Both are great looking pens Gab. I really like the colour combo on the first one, very...
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    Nice work there mate. These bi-metal kits look...

    Nice work there mate.
    These bi-metal kits look a lot smarter than the old style with the black bits.
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