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Old 09-06-2017, 07:11 PM   #1 (permalink)
 
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This is a pen and blanks I just finished for myself. I call it Cardistry. I've been playing around with playing cards a little and came up with this. The Jr II cap is the King and the lower is diamond face cards. There was a bit of a learning curve but it was fun. All comments welcome. Thanks!
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Super cool, bet there was a learning curve. Now only 51 more to go for the whole deck!


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The choice of designs for the two blanks is absolutely perfect. Fantastic!
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That's pretty awesome!
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Well done John!

Reminds me of playing cards when I was a kid. Some of the newer card designs are great, but not what I grew up using.

This one is a good match!

Very nostalgic!

And, a mighty fine fit and finish!!! (Hey, where is the top finial? You could fit at least 10-15 cards on that itsy bitsy space... ) Poke, Poke...

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The blanks look great and I LOVE the name!
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Super cool, bet there was a learning curve. Now only 51 more to go for the whole deck!


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Ha ha, I've never been accused of playing with a full deck!
I wanted to play with the finial and just got excited with finishing the blanks. I hope to expand on the next one. The card blanks are a lot of fun and the variety is crazy! Thanks for all the comments!
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Superb pen, John !!!!!
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That looks awesome! How does the seam look? I'm thinking that is one of the most challenging aspects of using playing cards.
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