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jusfine

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1009 days ago

Topic tags/keywords: pen blanks turning ebay exotic wood tip

Had to share one of the best sellers I have found on eBay for dry pen blanks is from Hawaii!

Prices are reasonable and the blanks are full size 7/8” to 1” x 6”+.

I bid and won 5 of his recent auctions, 4 had 10 blanks, 1 had 5 blanks.

He packaged them up and included 19 additional blanks, Koa, Lama, Milo, Toon and Signature. I have never heard of half of these before, but they are beautiful.

He sent a Medium Flat Rate box jammed right full, and charged me less than $5.00 shipping from Hawaii to Canada!

The free ones are in the first photo.

The Pheasant blanks have incredible grain!

I needed something to make for the girls in our office to stay on their good side, and I hope this will work! I did go a bit overboard, I only have to make 9 pens and bought 45 blanks, I just couldn’t quit…

Almost forgot, his eBay handle is twinsinhawaii – check out the beautiful blanks he sells. This was the first time I dealt with him, and was very pleased.

-- Randy "You are judged as much by the questions you ask as the answers you give..."


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Brit

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#1 posted 1009 days ago

Wow what a great deal you got Randy. Looks like a great way to get a feel for lots of different species. Congratulations. I look forward to seeing the pens.

-- Andy -- Old Chinese proverb say: If you think something can't be done, don't interrupt man who is doing it.

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#2 posted 1009 days ago

Beautiful wood, Randy. This should keep you occupied for awhile!

-- "hold fast to that which is good"

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Bertha

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#3 posted 1009 days ago

Awesome, Randy! That spalt is incredible.

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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mustangpalmer1911

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#4 posted 1008 days ago

WOW nice wood. Thank for sharing I think I will be ordering from him.

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DaddyZ

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#5 posted 1008 days ago

Sweet !!!

-- Pat - Worker of Wood, Collector of Tools, Father of one

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Tennessee

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#6 posted 1006 days ago

Excuse me while I wipe the drool off my face!

-- Paul, Tennessee, http://www.tsunamiguitars.com

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EPJartisan

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#7 posted 1005 days ago

Very nice gloat!! :)

-- " 'Truth' is like a beautiful flower, unique to each plant and to the season it blossoms ... 'Fact' is the root and leaf, allowing the plant grow and bloom again."

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mafe

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#8 posted 1003 days ago

Wouuu, wonderful stuff there!
Always amazing to see some new woods.
Congrat,
Mads

-- Mad F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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#9 posted 1003 days ago

Randy, I have not heard of most of them. Now I want some boards! Go figure. Nice score, awaiting finished project photos now.

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muleskinner

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#10 posted 1003 days ago

Do you think those guys in those exotic places ever go “Damn, I wish I had a nice piece of hem-fir to accent this box”?

-- Visualize whirled peas

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jusfine

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#11 posted 1002 days ago

:) I bet they do!

-- Randy "You are judged as much by the questions you ask as the answers you give..."

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