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Old 01-28-2018, 03:28 AM   #21 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by Brian G View Post
Are you familiar with Gary Pye Woodturning Supplies in NSW as an Australian option?
No I hadn't come across them. Looks great, thanks for the link. Good source of the Dayacom kits by the looks of it!

Originally Posted by Joe S. View Post
On a related note, I've always wanted the premium designer kit to be offered in a better plating than 24kt gold. I made one a while back and it seemed like a good kit.


For your question, what is it about the slimline that you don't like? If it's plating quality I believe there are upgrade options available like the Titanium Nitride stuff. If it's the writing quality you can get upgrade refills, including official Cross refills, that really help in that area (I would argue it's as important as the outer pen body). If it's the design then you have a lot of freedom to change it, the slimline is probably the most versatile kit in the hobby (search for slimline contests on here to see what I mean). If it's the twist transmission, which I would agree is one of the weakest parts of the kit, then you do have the option to shop around and find higher quality replacement transmissions. I never actually did that last one myself, but I'm confident there are really good ones out there.

Hope this helps a little.
The ONLY thing I don't like about the slimline kits is the plating. They just tend to flake off so soon. Everything else about them I love. I have a pack of upgraded refills, they are a comfortable size for most people to write with. I like customising the shape for more comfort, they show off the wood. I love them. But because the plating is usually crap, they feel cheap.

I'd be happy to pay more for slimlines that are solid shiny stainless steel just so I know they will be super durable.

The Titanium Nitride stuff you mentioned sounds good, but having a hard time finding a supplier in Australia that specifies that on the description. Most of the gold ones are 24ct and the silver just states silver or chrome. But now I know what to look out for.

If shipping from the states wasn't so insanely expensive, life would be good.
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Old 01-28-2018, 04:33 AM   #22 (permalink)
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Is this one any good for you?

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Old 02-04-2018, 04:44 PM   #23 (permalink)
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If you would like a real 7mm click pen contact PROKRAFT. as far as I am aware, may be wrong others might know better but these pens are the only true 7mm size around, made specially for them. They in my opinion are the best click pen around and only been around from last year. If you do contact them mention Glen as told you about them.
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Old 02-04-2018, 05:17 PM   #24 (permalink)
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If any of your suppliers have a Comfort style try that. They come with a rubber grip but you just don't use it. They look just like a slimline but are very slightly thicker and better quality.
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