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  1. Sticky Thread Sticky: Please Read: Pics in threads

    In the past we have had problems with linking pictures in posts from off-site locations. For example, pics disappeared from the off-site location,...

    Started by sawduster, 06-30-2010 9:42 pm
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  1. Pen Blank Material?

    Here's the deal. A while back I went through 20+ years of CD and DVDs of software updates weeding out those which were too old. The discards were...

    Started by Johnboy, 08-19-2016 4:45 pm
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  2. Antique Pewter

    Fly Fishing pen frame with a Yellow Perch on Curly Maple. Used Testors Waterslide decal paper. Finished with 6 coats of MINWAX Clear Gloss WBOM...

    Started by Les in Red Deer, 02-17-2017 2:59 pm
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  3. Antique Brass .......

    Fly Fishing pen frame with a Brown Trout on Birdseye Maple. Used Testors Waterslide decal paper. Finished with 6 coats of MINWAX Clear Gloss WBOM...

    Started by Les in Red Deer, 02-11-2017 2:59 pm
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  4. Fly Fishing ....

    Pen frame in Antique Pewter with a Rainbow Trout on a piece of Curly Maple. Finished with 6 coats of MINWAX WBOM Clear Satin Polyurethane using my...

    Started by Les in Red Deer, 02-07-2017 2:50 pm
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  5. built a mold to make a mold

    Thought I might try a watch parts pen blank, not sure if I'm capable but giving it a shot....

    Started by autobodyman, 01-26-2017 11:09 pm
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    01-31-2017 2:49 am Go to last post
  6. question for pen turners

    I got some bolt action pen kits and a couple of these plastic pen blanks:...

    Started by autobodyman, 11-21-2016 5:39 am
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    12-20-2016 10:33 pm Go to last post
  7. Some More Pen Blanks

    Picked theses figured walnut damaged shotgun stock at the last gun show for $5.00 apiece. Les ...

    Started by Les in Red Deer, 10-07-2016 3:01 pm
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  8. Cheap Pen Blanks

    Picked this gun stock up at last weekends Cranbrook B.C. gun show for $5.00. Should result in 15-20 Bolt Action and Lever Action pen blanks. Les...

    Started by Les in Red Deer, 05-31-2016 4:22 pm
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  9. I'm No Longer a Virgin

    Did my first Lever Action Bullet pen. Antique Pewter using one of my Polymer Braid blanks. Antique Brass with a piece of Black Walnut from an old...

    Started by Les in Red Deer, 02-04-2016 8:53 pm
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    03-28-2016 8:35 pm Go to last post
  10. Lathe Location

    Hopefully, in a couple of months I'll start the slow process of finishing my garage workshop. The previous owner left behind a nice little wall-mount...

    Started by PastorPaul, 03-27-2016 9:51 pm
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    03-28-2016 4:06 am Go to last post
  11. Another approach to embellishing birch!

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    Started by Joanne, 02-13-2016 1:37 pm
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  12. In the Shop - Salt Shaker & Pepper Grinder

    Time for something a little different. My wife wanted a couple pepper grinders and salt shakers. This was my first time making these projects but...

    Started by Beamer, 02-13-2016 8:23 pm
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    02-13-2016 10:34 pm Go to last post
  13. Technique: Working on a pyrographed landscape on birch...

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    Started by Joanne, 01-23-2016 2:10 am
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  14. Cubic Boron Nitride (CBN) grinding Wheel

    I searched the archives for CBN grinding wheels and came up empty handed. So I'll post the question. Has anyone used the the CBN grinding wheel...

    Started by Trevor, 12-31-2015 7:35 pm
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    01-02-2016 10:59 am Go to last post
  15. Gold & Chrome

    Toothpick holders with some of my Nylon Braid Les ...

    Started by Les in Red Deer, 12-29-2015 8:53 pm
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  16. Today's Birch turn! Get it? lol forgive me...I have the flu!

    Can't wait to burn a scene on this one!

    Started by Joanne, 11-17-2015 11:54 pm
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    11-29-2015 4:46 pm Go to last post
  17. Finished spalted.... wood bowl

    Okee dokee... finished the bowl. It's 10" across, soaked it overnight in oil and Beall buffed it. Seems that either the sanding or heat or the oil...

    Started by WoodMangler, 09-12-2014 6:50 pm
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    11-25-2015 2:25 pm Go to last post
  18. Pine Bark stabilizing

    I found a couple pieces of pretty thick pine bark after splitting some firewood, I was going to try to carve some of it, but I've never carved any...

    Started by autobodyman, 10-03-2014 10:37 am
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    09-11-2015 8:17 am Go to last post
  19. wood for handles for wood turning tools

    I have just bought some new turning tools, two hard metal bars with small plates attached with a screw, don't know what they are called in English...

    Started by Raknes, 05-18-2015 10:47 am
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    05-27-2015 3:15 pm Go to last post

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