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It has been a very busy few months. I’ve been lurking around here every morning like I usually do, but, I haven’t been in the shop since June. Life has its way of throwing some curve balls at us every now n then. All is fine, so here is something I was able to do. These are a few different kits I’ve been wanting to get done. The 1st 2 are Oxford Rollerballs, the next 2 are Vertex Rollerball, and Fountain pens, and the last 2 are Art Deco Nouveau Sceptre Rollerball and Fountain pens. All are finished with CA glue that I’ve been experimenting with. All have 12 coats of thin CA, then polished w/2 coats of Hut Ultra Gloss.All kits are from PennState, and woods are some exotic, and some domestic. I do want to shout out to Jim Haslett for his video on doing this CA finish. Here is his link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BnjX3Zzr0SE. Thanks for checkin in. I appreciate the looks, and, as always, good/bad/ugly comments are always appreciated…........well cept for the ugly ones. :)

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. Kentuk55@yahoo.com





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woodshaver (Tony)

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#1 posted 08-22-2015 11:59 PM

They all look really nice Roger! You do some gr8 work buddy!

-- Tony C UAW, St Augustine FL, My high school shop teacher said "You can do it"... Now I can't stop!

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poospleasures

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#2 posted 08-23-2015 12:05 AM

Good to see you back into production. Pretty bunch of pens. Thanks for all your comments.

-- I,ve had amnesia for as long as I can remember. Vernon

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recycle1943

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#3 posted 08-23-2015 12:08 AM

Good looking pens Roger – pretty sure I’ll never learn how to make pens, just gonna leave it to the experts

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - Your imagination is your only holdup

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HillbillyShooter

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#4 posted 08-23-2015 12:15 AM

Beautiful work as always, and glad you have been able to get some shop time.

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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Joe Lyddon

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#5 posted 08-23-2015 12:20 AM

Very good, Roger!

I haven’t seen or used a Fountain Pen in YEARS / decades… Do they still LEAK and get your shirt pockets all INKED UP? :)

I like writing with a fountain pen…

Nice work as usual!

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

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kyscroller

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#6 posted 08-23-2015 12:35 AM

Do you give lessons. Great looking pens. :)

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Jerry

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#7 posted 08-23-2015 12:54 AM

Beautiful work Roger! Hope everything is okay on the home front.

-- There are good ships and there are wood ships, the ships that sail the sea, but the best ships are friendships and may they always be. http://geraldlhunsucker.com/

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UncleStumpy

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#8 posted 08-23-2015 01:10 AM

I think you are waaaay the ugly comments portion of your woodworking life.

My wife loves Art Deco anything. Where did you get the kits?

-- "They don't want it perfect - they want it SPECIAL"

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rance

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#9 posted 08-23-2015 01:22 AM

Nice, Roger.

-- Backer boards, stop blocks, build oversized, and never buy a hand plane--

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hairy

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#10 posted 08-23-2015 01:39 AM

I can handle curveballs, it’s the spitballs that get me. Keep up the good work!!

-- stay thirsty my friends...

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doubleDD

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#11 posted 08-23-2015 02:18 AM

Great work Roger. Astounding finish on them. Hope none of that glue gets on your fingers.

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

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lew

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#12 posted 08-23-2015 02:26 AM

Those are some beauties, Roger!

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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CFrye

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#13 posted 08-23-2015 02:32 AM

12 coats! They look great, Roger! Congratulations on the shop time and the curve balls straightening out. Thanks for sharing.

-- God bless, Candy

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andy_P

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#14 posted 08-23-2015 02:55 AM

I hope those curves didn’t get you into a squeeze play. Your work is beautiful…...as usual.

-- Wood is a gift from God/Nature that maintains its beauty forever via the hand of a woodworker.

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Rockbuster

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#15 posted 08-23-2015 03:20 AM

Some good lookin writin sticks there Roger, Somebody is going to be very happy.

-- Rockbuster,Ft. Wayne,In It is far better to remain silent, and appear the fool, than it is to open ones mouth, and remove all doubt.

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