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Project by Bob Collins posted 11-25-2017 10:54 AM 2462 views 0 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Crowie passed the message to me that Turning Pens was addictive, I now definitely agree. Turned my first wooden pen in August this year and this month decided I should move to Acrylic blanks, still turned on the lathe and sanded down the same as wood only a much more attractive looking pen and the do sell at the markets.

Pic 1 and 2 is for the Richmond Football Club (known as the Tigers) who won the premiership in the AFL this year,
the black and yellow pens sold like hot cakes, I have sold 27 so far and have orders for Christmas.

Pics 3 and 4 back to the hands that hold the pens (I got a bit of flack for black hands, maybe should have left one white to be politically correct) which are all Streamline kits and suitable for females .

Pics 5 and 6 came to me when I orders Bolt Action Pen Kits, another great seller, I have sold out of these at two markets. Bikies and hill billies are keen buyers.

Hope the use of Acrylic doesn’t up set the old die hard wood workers but they are still turned on a wood lathe with wood chisels and I think it is time to keep up wit times and experiment with various medium. In fact I am at the stage where I will be turning Corian as blanks and have obtained some Tourguise Stone blanks which comes
beautiful colors, these come from China.

Enjoy and comment for or against. Cheers.

-- RIP Bob C, Australia. Your best teacher is your last mistake.

13 comments so far

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#1 posted 11-25-2017 12:43 PM

Good to see you are still going Bob. Love the pens and stands.
Sadly pens do not sell very well over here, at least not in Kalbarri.
You gotta love that acrylic stuff.


-- Bob, Western Australia, The Sun came up this morning, what a great start to the day. Now it's up to me to make it even better. I've cut this piece of wood 4 times and it's still too damn short.

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#2 posted 11-25-2017 01:23 PM

This tiger looks pretty alive!

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#3 posted 11-25-2017 02:02 PM

These pen display stands are beautiful and nicely done’

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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#4 posted 11-25-2017 04:37 PM

Your pen display stands are perfect complement to your pens. They are simply beautiful.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#5 posted 11-25-2017 05:12 PM

Great pens AND stands. Glad they are selling well for you. Next time paint the hands green – that should avoid any political correctness criticism – unless you get a Demon Rights Advocate. :) Thanks for sharing.

-- Leafherder

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#6 posted 11-25-2017 05:46 PM

Morning Bob. Great work as usual. I thought the black hands with the red nails was kinda spooky, great seller for Hollowen I would think. As for the politically correct wienies, you will never be able to please them, so don’t waiste the effort. Save it for wood working.

-- Mark

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#7 posted 11-26-2017 01:09 AM

Hey whats with the old? ...old die hard wood workers!

The cheek of you, young whipper Snapper!

Now I have accepted the fact that I may be old, a question,
What is the tiger made from?

The pens as previously reported look fantastic.

A side note I think Carba Tech has a clearance going on pen blanks, might be worthwhile checking out, that is if Crowie hasnt blessed them all!!

There is no chance of losing any of those pens!
Very worthy of a DT3

-- Regards Rob

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Bob Collins

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#8 posted 11-26-2017 01:32 AM

G’day Rob, won’t go into the old/young lot, maybe I should has said dedicated wood workers. I carved the Tiger from a piece of pine, a rush job so I could post them on here, must be wood etc etc. Must have a look at CarbaTech, Crowie always seems to get the jump on us. Thanks for the comments.

.Bob I took the gamble and made a lot of black and yellow pens hoping Richmond would get up and win.

Thanks for all the other comments, I will work on the hands.

Cheers Bob

-- RIP Bob C, Australia. Your best teacher is your last mistake.

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#9 posted 11-26-2017 07:55 PM

Bob, turning pens is addictive. , nice job and congratulations on your ‘Daily Top 3’ award.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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Jim Jakosh

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#10 posted 11-27-2017 01:56 AM

WOW, Bob. Great pens and great display for them!!

Cheers, mate…..........Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#11 posted 11-29-2017 01:36 AM

Great job on these Bob, there’s a choice for all with this selection, I bet the Tigers when quick (win or loose)
I can see your an old Marketing man with those displays :)
well done bud

-- Pete G: If you always do what you always did you'll always get what you always got

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#12 posted 11-29-2017 10:40 PM

Lovely work Bob… And looks like the bug has bitten

-- Lifes good, Enjoy each new day...... Cheers from "On Top DownUnder" Crowie

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#13 posted 12-02-2017 01:48 PM

Bob, Fantastic work. Really well crafted.


-- Cliff Australia : Snoring is good. It blows away all the Sawdust.

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