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Old 09-13-2017, 11:03 AM   #10 (permalink)
Join Date: Sep 2017
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Originally Posted by Woodchipper View Post
You will find photos of pen blanks with thread art as part of the decor. Used to build rods. Looked into bamboo but the cost to start was $3-4K. Scratched that idea.
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Thanks I'll see if I can find the photos. I agree. The expense for setting up to make bamboo rods is not for the faint of heart. The good thing is like most other things you don't have to buy all the equipment at once. There are "work arounds" until you're able to get better equipment. It seems to me that any addiction is expensive. Just ask anyone who rides a Harley Davidson or drives a modified Jeep. (Just Empty Every Pocket). I don't think I would have even looked at turning pens if I didn't already have a lot of the tools already.
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