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An Angel on a Hog.

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Project by LittleBlackDuck posted 07-01-2016 11:33 AM 1684 views 0 times favorited 20 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I was born the son of a Hungarian fern cutter, not long after Abraham mushed the animals onto the arc. Unfortunately I had a poor upbringing as there were no ferns in Hungary and the welfare system back then was badly in need of political correction.
When we escaped across the border in 1956 during the revolution , I was still an innocent incorruptible little white gosling, the Russian border patrol decided to use us as target practice and take pot shots at us. While ducking bullets, I swore (didn’t know cuss words back then) that if I ever survive, I will become a pen maker. A few years later in 2009 I was at a timber demonstration and saw a bloke making pens and my lifelong vow came rushing back to me and I thought that taking up the challenge of pens was not as cumbersome to manipulate as HEAVY custom built furniture at my newfound age.

Since that epiphany, I have always been keen to make pens, however, there is not a great distribution hierarchy in Churchill and kangaroos are yet to learn to write, so I put my lathe into mothballs and took up T&J toy making.

I have never forgotten my roots and always keep an eye out for new pen designs and quickly snap up any new releases just for my edification and use in one of the missus 8 hands.

The latest offering was a Motorcycle kit which spurred me on when htl mentioned his old aching biker bones. I got out my calculator and slowly I added 2 and 2 up and got 4 (even for large values of 2) and decided to turn one up, if not to ease his pain but make him reminisce.

Actually I had to turn 2 up (a good Aussie Anzac day game), as LumberJocks is about timber and not antler.
I always make up my first pen sample out of Black Palm as that way there is little confusion on the timber and prospective buyers can concentrate on the style of the pen. I then make one from the timber, plastic, buffalo horn, antler, snakeskin, computer CB , etc… of the “customer’s” choice (and unfortunately I have far too many choices and that makes WEB advertising difficult), or just sell the Black Palm for a greatly reduced sack of gold. Now taking a tangent to the pen build, I just cannot picture a Hell’s Angel astride a Black Palm but certainly a hog (hence the title). Now not having pig bones in my fridge I fool myself into thinking that the stag that the antler came from was killed by a feral sabre toothed boar which sort of justifies my choice of antler.

I turned up the antler and just to keep it LJ friendly turned up a timber Black Palm skin to appease the critics. The Black Palm skin is now available in case there is a trainee Hell’s Angels rookie, still learning to master a motor scooter, who may need a writing implement to forge his parents’ signatures. The Black Palm can be spotted lurking around naked in some of the pictures if you look really close.

Sorry guys, I wanted to take a heap more photos with my brand new camera, but seeing as how it’s still in the box… here’s a picture of the box…

-- There's two ways to do things... My way or the right way.. LBD





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crowie

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#1 posted 07-01-2016 11:46 AM

Now that’s one sweet ride you’ve got there Ducky, something to write home about!!!

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

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#2 posted 07-01-2016 11:48 AM

Awesome work

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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JoeinGa

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#3 posted 07-01-2016 12:34 PM

Pretty cool. I love the sidecar !
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Oh, since it appears that today is “Show me yours and I’ll show you mine” .... here’s mine… It’s a 1st generation
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#4 posted 07-01-2016 01:27 PM


... “Show me yours and I ll show you mine” ....

- JoeinGa


But have you unboxed yours? I’m still on page 28 out of 526 pages and the battery still being charged for the first time …

Anyway you lost me with your HP… I am feuding with them… LBD vs HP… big fireworks. I need a boat so I can use my HP PC as an anchor… The only thing that works as designed is the power cord and that’s bent…

-- There's two ways to do things... My way or the right way.. LBD

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Dutchy

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#5 posted 07-01-2016 01:41 PM

I almost hear that motorcycle

duck,duck,duck,duck,duck,duck,duck,duck,duck,duckt,duck,duck,duck,duck,duck,duck,duck,duck,duck,duck,duck,duck,duck,duck,duck,duck,duck,duck,duck,duck,duck,duck,duck,duck,duck,duck,duck,duck,duck,duck,duck,duck,duck,duck,duck,duck,duck,duck.

-- My englisch is bad but how is your dutch?

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#6 posted 07-01-2016 02:12 PM


I almost hear that motorcycle

duck,duck,duck,duck,duck,duck,duck,duck,duck,duckt,duck,duck,duck,duck,duck,duck,duck,duck,duck,duck,duck,duck,duck,duck,duck,duck,duck,duck,duck,duck,duck,duck,duck,duck,duck,duck,duck,duck,duck,duck,duck,duck,duck,duck,duck,duck,duck,duck.

- Dutchy

oh Dutchy I thought it goes QUACK..QUACK..QUACK..QUACK..QUACKER LMAO

-- Tony Reinholds,Pa. REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN

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ralbuck

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#7 posted 07-01-2016 03:14 PM

It is very nice work!

Disregard the chaff from the knuckle-draggers! JOKING1 Joking! Do not send a group to ride through our living room!

-- just rjR

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#8 posted 07-01-2016 03:22 PM

Oh yeah, I unboxed the Canon back in 1997 when I got it. (That’s why I said it’s a 1st gen.) Truth is, I bought my EOS on a whim because I got a super deal on it, and here it is 9 years later and I STILL dont know how to use all the features on it!

The camera sits out on my credenza, always at the ready in case I need to grab it in a hurry.






The HP is just my printer, which I sat the camera box on to take a pic of it. I’ve had HP printers for years, never had an issue with one.



Look like I owe you a beer and I guess I have to take back all the bad things I said about you ! (you should understand why !)
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#9 posted 07-01-2016 05:29 PM

Beautiful bikes!

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#10 posted 07-01-2016 06:53 PM

I love this. It’s very creative.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#11 posted 07-01-2016 06:54 PM

Nice bike kit. The pen is beautiful.

-- Bruce - Indiana

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#12 posted 07-01-2016 09:07 PM

Great story I would love to show you my Cannon to but as usual mine is smaller than yours so I’ll leave it where it is. By the way the pens are fantastic, and I really like the hog.

-- Peter New Zealand

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#13 posted 07-01-2016 10:13 PM



Great story I would love to show you my Cannon to but as usual mine is smaller than yours so I ll leave it where it is. By the way the pens are fantastic, and I really like the hog.

- Pjonesy

-- Perform A Random Act Of Kindness Today ... Pay It Forward

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LittleBlackDuck

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#14 posted 07-01-2016 11:55 PM

Dear members of the Charter,
I awake from my blissful slumber only to find my expose into the misunderstood plight of the greatly persecuted and bullied membership of the endangered species of the Hell’s Angels not being taken with anywhere the amount of respect that the author obviously was alluding to.
Be warned, when that QUACK, QUACK, QUACK starts to appear in the windscreen of your car, you’d better DUCK, DUCK, DUCK as that apparition of a 217 kilo bearded ball of aggression in colours quickly approaching in the rear vision mirror, might NOT be an image of my Old Lady looking for a good time!








Actually it was not a recruitment poster for membership… Did anyone notice the pen?

-- There's two ways to do things... My way or the right way.. LBD

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LittleBlackDuck

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#15 posted 07-01-2016 11:58 PM


... on my credenza, ...

- JoeinGa


You’d probably use the camera more if you learned to speak credenza and read the manual.. BTW. Where on earth is credenza... anywhere near Greece?

... I ve had HP printers for years, never had an issue with one.

- JoeinGa


With the Canon sitting of the HP since 1997, I’m not surprised you never had any issues with it…
Hint, take the camera OFF, turn the printer ON and now see if it works… and I’m not referring to the camera.

... I owe you a beer …

- JoeinGa


Yes you do!

Does mum still recognise you without the specks?

-- There's two ways to do things... My way or the right way.. LBD

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