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    Pens for a pen swap!

    I'll be taking part in a couple of pen swaps on 2 pen forums that I routinely visit. I have my pens turned and finished already, just waiting for notification of my partner's names!

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    Panache Rollerball pens, Western Maple burl, Black Cherry burl, both plated in Rhod./Plat.

    Mack C. in Brooklin ON
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    Those are cool pens there Mack.... I've made two or three of those, but they took forever to sell... actually remade one of them twice or three times before got it looking right...
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    [QUOTE=Chuck Ellis;357806]Those are cool pens there Mack....
    I've made two or three of those, but they took forever to sell...
    Hi Chuck; I know what you mean!

    I happen to be very lucky in that respect. An 86 year old Judge of our Ontario Court system took a liking to one of my first Panache pens. It was turned from a cherry burl such as this one. He bought it, then wondered aloud if I had any in walnut.

    Well, just returning from the 2012 Spanish Tour de Wood, I had some beautiful walnut crotch. He bought 3 of those with the gold plating.

    The ones I'm showing here would most likely be with me a long time, especially in the Rhodium plating. He only likes the brass colour as he calls it!
    Mack C. in Brooklin ON
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    Beauties for sure Mack. Have never turned that pen type. Hooked right now on the new bolt action pens from PSI. Helps that they sell like hotcakes.
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    Those are beauties Mack. I have three of them that haven't sold. Don't know why but they will be Christmas gifts next year.
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    Awww...I didn't know about any swaps! Those are sharp Mack and your wood choice is spot on!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Burr View Post
    Awww...I didn't know about any swaps!
    The Aussie swap will announce partners on Monday the 28th, I think! Australia day is on the 26th! Still time to get in it.

    And I'm sure there will be a PITH swap on IAP for the Feb. bash!
    Mack C. in Brooklin ON
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    Great-looking pens, Mack. I like the looks of the Panache kit, but can see why it wouldn't be a big seller...just doesn't look like a comfortable pen to use very much.
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    you mentioned pith swap i got alot of pithy wood i could part with Mack
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vaughn McMillan View Post
    Great-looking pens, Mack. I like the looks of the Panache kit, but can see why it wouldn't be a big seller...just doesn't look like a comfortable pen to use very much.
    In it's closed form it appears to be too large a pen to write with. Strangely once opened, it is very comfortable in the hand when writing!
    Mack C. in Brooklin ON
    It feels great to sell a pen,
    It feels even greater to give one to a friend!

    If your presence doesn't make an impact;
    Your absence won't make a difference!


    I am a proud supporter of
    "Pens for Canadian Peacekeepers"!

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