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Old 11-29-2018, 03:15 AM   #1 (permalink)
 
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Default What's your favorite kit to make?

It's been awhile since anyone asked, so it must be my turn.

What's your favorite kit to make & why?

Inquiring minds want to know.
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It's been awhile since anyone asked, so it must be my turn.

What's your favorite kit to make & why?

Inquiring minds want to know.


I would give two different answers.

Favorite to look at and hold: the JR Statesman- just a classy pen all around.

Favorite because they sell well: cigar and Sierra styles.
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I have to break it down into categories.

Ballpoint : Elegant Sierra
Rollerball : Baron or Jr. George
Fountain Pen : Mistral
Pencil : Mistral
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Slim line (said no one). :)

I like just about any of the Dayacom Jr. Series.

For full size its the Emperor for sure!
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Old 11-29-2018, 07:26 AM   #5 (permalink)
 
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The Knurl. I like how the mechanism feels and the longer tube is nice for my segmenting.
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As a newer pen turner, I really like the Vertex kit. It's a single tube design, so it's a quick turn. Also, the tube sits below the end caps by design, so as long as you get down to the bushings it's virtually impossible to mess up. It's a very high quality kit that a beginner can complete. But the best part is the magnetic cap - it's very satisfying!
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Hard to say. I try to match the wood, light or dark, with the kit finish. I am looking at building a bunch of Slim Line pens and, with the wife's help, try to get away from the plain vanilla with no whipped cream and cherry on top. To answer your question/poll, I do like the looks of the lever action pen.
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I like the long clicker. Lots of space to show off the wood or acrylic. Comfortable to hold. Nice click mechanism.
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My favorite is the Designer series. I'm not sure why but I like the look of it in wood and it feels good to the hand.
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I forgot to answer myself. I like the Gatsby /Sierra / Mesa type pens.
Even though they are basically the same pen kit, it takes a keen eye to turn & sand the blank down to meet the bushings just right.
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