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    Thanks for the nice words, everyone! Yeah,...

    Thanks for the nice words, everyone!



    Yeah, I have triple-start taps/dies in 10mm, 12mm, and 14mm. The blue resin, red/white/blue, and madreperlato rollerball are 12mm threads. The ebonite is...
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    Tuxedo lucite click ballpoint: ...

    Tuxedo lucite click ballpoint:

    http://www.silverlakewoodworks.com/images/pens/tuxedo_lucite_click1.jpg

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    Olivewood click ballpoint:
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    latest custom pens...

    I haven't posted on the forum in a while, so here's a big update! Been making custom pens as of late... here are some of my favorites:

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    Blue swirl resin -- fountain...
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    It's making a pen essentially from scratch.......

    It's making a pen essentially from scratch.... with the exception of perhaps clips, springs, nibs, and ink. Threaded connections may be cut by hand with taps and dies, or alternatively on a metal...
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    kitless penmaking competition

    Hey folks,

    One of the vendors at the IAP penmaker's forum has sponsored a kitless penmaking competition for 4 penmaking "rookies" who have been making pens for less than 2 years, but have already...
  6. Allen Thunem sent me this beautiful osage orange...

    Allen Thunem sent me this beautiful osage orange cigar ballpoint with a nice gift case:

    http://www.silverlakewoodworks.com/images/iap/allen_thunem_cigar.JPG

    Thanks, Allen!
  7. Allen Thunem asked me to take some pics of the...

    Allen Thunem asked me to take some pics of the pen I sent him... so I took a couple before I sent it out last week.

    It's a kitless rollerball made from blue Italian acrylic (my first attempt at...
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    Count me in!

    Count me in!
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    I'm definitely in! Thanks in advance for...

    I'm definitely in! Thanks in advance for orgainizing the swap, James!
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    Shane Whitlock has a really nice photo tutorial...

    Shane Whitlock has a really nice photo tutorial on his website here:

    http://www.shanewhitlock.com/photo/v/wood/pens/feather_tut/
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    Thank you for all the comments! Sure,...

    Thank you for all the comments!



    Sure, here's some info on my photo setup:

    Canon Rebel XSi
    Canon 100mm/f2.8 macro lens
    tripod, 2 sec timer, mirror lock-up, custom white balance
    manual...
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    Whenever possible, I like to turn each barrel...

    Whenever possible, I like to turn each barrel between centers using steel bushings from John Goodin.

    For the Madreperlato pen, I used various holding techniques including a collet chuck, a special...
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    Thanks! The components for the Madreperlato pen...

    Thanks! The components for the Madreperlato pen are from a new "kitless" pen kit called the dns-Twister. Phil Irons is a distributer in the UK who sells them. They're also available in a mechanical...
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    latest pens

    Here are a few of my latest pens I'd like to share. Thanks for looking!

    - Joe


    Birdseye Huon Pine Burl w/ Gabon Ebony accents:
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    Just saw this thread. What a great piece, David!

    Just saw this thread. What a great piece, David!
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    Three new fountain pens

    Here are a few of my latest pens fresh off the lathe. Thanks for looking!

    - Joe


    "Ice Age Mosaic" - Mammoth ivory pieces encased in black resin. I turned a matching finial and centerband for...
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    I am really drawn to the cherry bowl. Very nice!...

    I am really drawn to the cherry bowl. Very nice! (Being colorblind, I probably can't appreciate the color of the bloodwood)
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    Another beautiful piece! Love the form and the...

    Another beautiful piece! Love the form and the finish.

    Did you turn this one on the little Delta?
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    Thanks, guys! Most of the hardware...

    Thanks, guys!



    Most of the hardware components are from CSUSA. The fountain pen nibs are from HeritanceNibs.



    Thank you. The hardware for that one is an Imperial which used to be...
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    A few pens to start out the New Year

    Here are a few pens to start off the New Year. Thanks for looking! Comments/critique welcome.

    - Joe

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    Ring-necked Pheasant fountain pen:
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    Awesome piece, John. One of my favorites of all...

    Awesome piece, John. One of my favorites of all the pieces I've seen on the forum. I like how the form of the finial repeats itself, almost like a fractal.

    - Joe
  22. That is an awesome piece! I hope my first HF...

    That is an awesome piece! I hope my first HF turns out half as good!
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    That's a great looking bowl!

    That's a great looking bowl!
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    Thanks for the nice comments! Luther...

    Thanks for the nice comments!



    Luther Bryant did the casting. I just turned, polished, and assembled the pen.



    John.... the pen vortex is calling you! Great use for all those small...
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    Pāua Abalone ballpoint

    Luther Bryant made this beautiful blank from Pāua Abalone strips cast in resin. I paired it with a Sienna ballpoint from CSUSA in black titanium plating.

    Thanks for looking!

    - Joe
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