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Old 05-03-2016, 06:56 PM   #11 (permalink)
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The staples that were removed from my shoulder surgery.
Winner! Lol. (You got me on this one)
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Old 05-03-2016, 07:05 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Old 05-03-2016, 07:18 PM   #13 (permalink)
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Probably the most unusual material I've used for a pen is gunpowder.

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Old 05-03-2016, 07:41 PM   #14 (permalink)
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Rose thorns for the Difficult to Write with contest or maybe the handsaw blades for another forum a few years back.
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Old 05-03-2016, 08:53 PM   #15 (permalink)
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I dressed a slimline in black rubber air hose once. The black keys from an old upright piano another time.
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Old 05-03-2016, 09:30 PM   #16 (permalink)
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Old 05-03-2016, 09:46 PM   #17 (permalink)
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Old 05-03-2016, 09:53 PM   #18 (permalink)
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...Dont...ask...Curtis...(Mesquiteman)...I'm just say'in...
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Old 05-03-2016, 09:57 PM   #19 (permalink)
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Mine was Himalayan Salt. Ed is right...CA on Salt is noa woik. BTW the salt was not cast. Made from a bar of pick himalayan stuff obtained at a craft show. Took me 40 forevers to get it done.

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Old 05-03-2016, 09:58 PM   #20 (permalink)
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Legos, acupuncture needles, removed braces...
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