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Old 04-08-2017, 09:41 AM   #11 (permalink)
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In the 8 years that I have been a member here, I have seen some very nice impressive pens made from exotic burls to laminated wood, to kitless pens, and just about anything you ban imagine, and I too have made pens from several materials myself, however my favorite has always been deer antler. I have made a lot of different pens from it, from slimlines to roman harvest rollerball pens. The roman harvest rollerball pen is a very heavy large pen, but it is my favorite pen. It is also my carry pen to church o Sunday.
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Old 04-08-2017, 11:51 AM   #12 (permalink)
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I don't normally look for a particular style, but most often will be drawn to specific makers in the first instance. For instance Si90's steampunk stuff or Shane Whitlock's fly fishing castings.
You know you are in for a treat before you even open the thread with some makers.
I do think though that a perfectly made slim made by anyone is far superior to a slightly off kilter segmented creation.
I also think that a pen that 'looks' simple is often very much more attractive than an overly complex creation.
JT, you B&W panache is my all time favourite segmented pen.
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Old 04-08-2017, 12:23 PM   #13 (permalink)
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I can't say that I favor one type of pen over another. I enjoy seeing all the different styles and what the talented artists on this site do with them. I have been encouraged and inspired by many of the folks that are kind enough to share their talents, advice and work on this site. I visit this site daily and recommend it to anyone and everyone that has any interest at all in pen making.

Thanks to all of you!
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Old 04-08-2017, 12:45 PM   #14 (permalink)
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Wood - with a nice grain pattern, doesn't have to be a burl.

Also, like skiprat, whenever certain members post, you know you are in for a treat
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Old 04-08-2017, 01:49 PM   #15 (permalink)
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segmented, antler and burl are close for 2nd and 3rd for me
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Old 04-08-2017, 02:53 PM   #16 (permalink)
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Anything made by Toni. Her creations are amazing and there is such a variety. This includes when others use her creations to make pens.
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Old 04-08-2017, 07:49 PM   #17 (permalink)
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Current set up:
a pair of Jet 1015VS
Jet 1221VS
MidAmericaPool Taig professional pool cue repair lathe....that somehow gets involved with pen blanks.
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Old 04-08-2017, 07:56 PM   #18 (permalink)
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I'm a big fan of any type of burl, but the demonstrator fountain pens I've seen here are my favorites.
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Old 04-09-2017, 11:50 PM   #19 (permalink)
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As I figured there is a mix to the type of blanks and pens that are favored. What I did not realize is that there is also a keep your eye open for certain turners here. I agree though that some pen makers always put out a quality product and you can pretty much be a shored of it when you see the name. There are a few very creative turners here.

Thanks for taking the time to post to this. I hope to fill a few of these catagorys over the next few months. Back is feeling better so that is a plus but I also have to now fill in the yard work as the weather gets nicer now.
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Old 04-11-2017, 07:59 PM   #20 (permalink)
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Top five:
1.) historical woods
2.) York Gum Burl and Amboyna Burl
3.) Watch Parts Casting
4.) Abalone Shell Casts
5.) deep brown woods like Koa and Cocobolo

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