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    my first rollerball

    only cost me 2 tubes and 2 blanks so far. Still not nailing down this pen making process, but turning out enough, its just costly when I waste a 3.50 blank and another tube.

    I wont give this one away, not that its something special, but Ive been wanting to turn myself a rollerball style since I purchased a lathe.

    I tried to make two vortex rollerballs, I ruined both blanks.

    this is a presimo etched top.

    I know its baby stuff, but its fun for me, and new for me.

    I purchased this assorted pack of blanks at the show, unfortunately, I threw out the wrapper and dont know the name of most of the species in this bunch.

    26 dollars for the pack, enough for 30 blanks of the one tube style pens.
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    Nice job on the pen Allen!
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    Allen, pm me your address and I'm sending you some blanks, with about 4000 in the shop, I can spare 'em! I'll be back on Sunday and will get them out Monday. You are gonna have some fun!!
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    Looks good from here, Allen. I really like the looks of that kit, too.
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    Nice pen. I also like the kit.
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    like the color of it and that blue one looks sharp as well,, now you need a green bubble gum one to make the primary colors
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    the blue one I chipped the end off, one of the mistakes.
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    That has to be the reddest red I have ever seen.

    That's "Knock Your Sox Off Red."

    If that is supposed to be poor work, you are going to be awesome when you get good.

    Enjoy,
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    I rate my pen work by macks standards..
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    Your Form, Fit and Finish look great from here!
    Great coloring in that blank.
    Well done.
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