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Old 04-06-2019, 09:11 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I'm considering placing an order with WoodPenPro for some kits. I've seen some folks post pics of pens made with their kits, but there's not a ton of feedback about them on IAP. Based on the appearance and price I suspect that they are similar level of quality as the PSI/Exotic Blanks/Smitty's kits that I've used, and maybe a step or two below Berea/Dayacom. I really like the Berea and Dayacom kits that I've used, but their price is just a little high for me... Specifically I am interested in the "Pacifica Clicker" and "Tapa Traveler", but if you have experience with any of their kits I'd be interesting in hearing your thoughts - likes and dislikes.
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Old 04-06-2019, 11:25 PM   #2 (permalink)
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They are a PSI reseller along with several others.
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Old 04-07-2019, 01:31 AM   #3 (permalink)
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I think your assessment is about right ... perhaps a step below, but acceptable IMHO. . I don't know that the price is much lower but there are some reasonably attractive designs that are somewhat different and appealing for that reason. . I have not actually made any. . Please give us some feedback if you decide to try them out.
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Old 04-07-2019, 06:59 AM   #4 (permalink)
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I own several Poseidons and have been very pleased with them. They do take some unconventional drill sizes, but not an issue. In fact. I may make one today. https://woodpenpro.com/products/stai...master-pen-kit They are non-postable, but again...not an issue for my customers.

I don't have experience with his other kits.

I have also spoken to the owner years ago; he's a very good guy.
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Old 04-07-2019, 08:51 AM   #5 (permalink)
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I made a few Tappa Traveler rollerball, solid built, original and appealing design with a lot of intricate details. The issue I had was from the male and female threads both being metal and after a few capping/uncapping some scratching of the black coating on the male threads were developing, showing the metal underneath. No experience with the Pacifica clicker.
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Old 04-07-2019, 09:01 AM   #6 (permalink)
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For the most part as mentioned he sells a lot of PSI kits. However, he carries a lot of other items too that I could only find at his store. If you're looking for military stuff he's got a bunch of it. And he has a good selection of other non-military items. I've ordered some items in the past and they've been shipped quickly and well packed.
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Old 04-07-2019, 01:03 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Thanks for all of the info guys!

Don - I suspected a link to PSI, but it wasn't clear to me. Thanks!

Mal - Thanks for your thoughts! I think I'm going to try a variety and will report back to the group.

Tony - thanks for your input. I've heard nothing but good things about the owner. Definitely going to try a Poseidon, it looks like a nice Rollerball kit for the price, thanks for the heads-up on the drill sizes.

Fred - I did wonder a little about the all-metal threads. Thanks for the warning - probably will limit myself to only one or two of the tapa traveler in my first order.

Tom - I got interested by the unique variety, not stuff that everyone is turning. Someday I hope to branch out into kitless, but that won't be anytime soon, so for now it's kits for me. The Hawaiian themed stuff is particularly interesting to me - will pair nicely with some of the koa and mango blanks that I've been hoarding.
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