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    New Pen turning tool...

    Well I turned my first pens a few weeks back and decided I would get a pen mill. A little research found many liked the 6 flute version. I found this one on Ebay for 12.99 with 4.90 shipping (US funds) It came from Australia. This was more reasonable than a 4 flute I could find anywhere in the states.

    Post office tried to mess me up but I got this morning and while I haven't used it it looks nice.
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    That looks like it'll work great, and the price is indeed excellent. You're gonna appreciate having a pen mill.
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    Wow, I've ordered stuff from Taiwan, but never Australia. That looks like a nice mill for sure..
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    Garry......for sure the more flutes the better. That does look like a nice one and the price is very good. I think I paid about twice that for mine at Woodcraft.

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    Yes it was A1 Pen kits and they have a Web store as well as their Ebay operation.

    www.a1penkits.com



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    I'll look into it. Price is very good, less than some charge for sharpening.
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