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Project by Bob Collins posted 04-21-2018 10:58 AM 1275 views 2 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Have restocked the bolt action and mark 2 pens for Sundays Market, pic 1 and 2 show the stand with the pens and carvings of game animals to add some character. Woods used are Osage Orange, a local Black wood, Buloke, Red Gum, Gidgee, Acacia and Padouk. The game carvings are Deer, Wild Boar and Turkey.

Pic 3 and 4 are the results of my first attempt at turning long shafted twist pens. This has added a bit of variety to the many variety of pens that make this so addictive. Used the same woods as above for this lot.

In pic 5 and 6 I am using a scroll saw Mobius Ribbon that was collecting saw dust in the shed to display Key Chain Pill Boxes and mini twist pens, the stand will be filled when I receive my order from PenStateInd. There is a limited variety of pen and other kits available down here.

Life is not all pens, I have been working on my entries for the Melbourne Craft Show held in mid year and two entries
I am venturing into some wood carving and modern wood turning, that is if they work.


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

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#1 posted 04-21-2018 01:06 PM

Your beautiful pens and displays should attract a lot of people. Almost a shame to use that Mobius Ribbon for a display but it show them off nicely.

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

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#2 posted 04-21-2018 03:16 PM

Wonderful and beautiful pens! Love your display. How do you turn long shafted twist pens?

-- Vicki on the Eastern Shore of MD

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#3 posted 04-21-2018 03:58 PM

Great display and pen selection.

-- MEL, Kansas

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Jim Jakosh

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#4 posted 04-21-2018 04:40 PM

Beautiful pieces and great display stand!!!

cheers, Jim

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

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#5 posted 04-21-2018 09:01 PM

Well done Mate, there’s something there for everybody, the stand sure lifts the bar for your display :)
Good luck with the fair

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

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#6 posted 04-21-2018 10:24 PM

Nicely done. You are creative with your pen stands…I hope that translates into sales.

-- Spence in Skokie, IL

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#7 posted 04-22-2018 12:28 AM

Pretty sure yer gonna knock ‘em dead Bob. Your product looks spot on. It’s kinda cool when you start to progress out of your comfort zone and onto something new, ie: wood carving. It’s never a bad thing to develop a new skill. Good on ya I say.

-- Mark

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#8 posted 04-22-2018 08:48 AM

Wow Bob,
Those are really beautiful, love both the pens and stands.


-- 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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Bob Collins

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#9 posted 04-22-2018 11:58 AM

Thanks for the comments m had a good day at the Market, I try and add a theme to each stand seems to get more attention than the pens. Vicki, I have sent a PM, hope you can follow it, maybe I could do a blog with photos
but it is all very amateurish.

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

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#10 posted 04-22-2018 08:17 PM

Beautifully done.

-- John, British Columbia, Canada

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#11 posted 04-23-2018 02:02 AM

Bob. Beautiful work as usual. Lovely Display of Pens on a very nice display stand.

Those carvings that accompany the display are very life like. I could have sworn those animals were moving about.



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

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#12 posted 04-30-2018 04:19 AM

Great work Bob.

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

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#13 posted 05-09-2018 10:30 PM

Nice collection Bob, I hope they sold well…

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

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