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No, I haven't been slackin, although, to me, it seems that way… Don't know where the time goes. Anyhoo, ....These are some pens I've been makin in-between the crib building project. I made them for a friend that has a shop in downtown Louisville, in hopes of selling a few to some Kentucky Derby spectators while in town. I know there are a lot of acrylics, but, that's what the "doctor" ordered…. lol There is a few nice wood blanks here as well. Bicote, Redheart, Cocobolo. Thnx any comments, good/bad/ugly.. Appreciate for the looks. I hope to get back on the crib soon, before my Grndson graduates high school….

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Nice work Roger! They look gr8! I particularly like the bolt action bullet one's.
 

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Wow, they look beautiful, Roger! Really nice work on them! I hope they sell a lot! Yes - that is always my biggest complaint - that time goes by much too quickly! It is good to see that you are using every minute and doing things you love for people you love. How satisfying that must be! Great group of work, Roger! Keep on keepin' on! ;))

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Very nice work and the Derby people will buy them up for sure.
 

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Wow those are really nice, I would love to learn how to make them. nice work
 

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Good job Roger. Now put down the ice cream and get back to the crib. :)
 

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Lookin' good-definitely like the wood best. BTW, I'm taking one of your burl pens to Tulsa to give a friend this weekend.
 

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Roger...real nice work !...They'll be writting you checks with those pens for those pens quicker than my bad attempt at humor
 

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Last picture- second from rite- is my favorite!
They are all beautiful!!
 

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Wow, you have busy, Roger…...........Very nice pens!!!!!
 

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Ahh! More great pens from a pen making master. May they all be purchased.
 

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Very, very nice, I don't know which would be my favorite! They should sell quickly.
While I'm thinking of it…...I was wondering if you have ever turned any pens for people with arthritis? Hubby met a guy at Dr office today that has to have a pen with a 3/4" - 1" bottom barrel. He said that is the only way he is able to use a pen. Hubby told him to go online to look for a pen turner who could do it for him. Just wondered if you are aware of a turner who makes pens for arthritics.
Thanks
 

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Wow this is a host of pens. These are beautiful, you have done an excellent job the finish is outstanding and all appear to fit together nicely

Thanks for sharing.
 

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Those are nice Roger.
I've been looking at the bolt action bullet kits like the ones on the pens in the last photo.
I really like those but just haven't made up my mind to order any yet.
I want to get better before sinking money into higher priced kits, so I've been sticking with the cheaper slim line kits for now.
 

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Great job. Love the bullet pens
 

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Beautiful assortment Roger. I like the Acrylic ones too. The bullet pens are a little special and probably cost a heap, but I would think they would sell real well. These pens look flawless. Great work!
 

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Nice one's Roger, They look to nice to use, you'll have to start building pen cases now to display them in. :)
 

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Thnx everyone for all the looks/comments. Those "big" guys out there sure make it tuff on us "little" guys/gals to sell some things. Just for shits n giggles, I did a search for a cost of stylus pens, and Amazon came, and they have a 3 pack of pens with stylus rubber tip on one end, pen on the other for just a bit more than half of what pen turners can buy the kit by itself for…........WTF. I'm gonna give the few I made as gifts. I know they wouldn't be as nice as our "hand-made" writing instruments, but, it still makes it ruff on crafts people like us. OK, I'm done rantin….. this time OH, and [email protected] William, you are a fantastic turner from what I see. Kits like the bolt-action pens are really high-priced if you ask me, but, they are very unique…. If you or anyone gets these kits from Penn St., please be sure to check the tiny phillips screw that holds the bolt in position for tightness….........many have been coming loose. It's easier to do before they're pressed together….You can still tighten em after, but you'll need a long stemmed, skinny, phillips to git er tite.
 
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