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Old 05-04-2016, 03:53 AM   #21 (permalink)
 
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I saw a guy at a woodworking show who turned a pen from an African Porcupine quill. It was about as big as your middle finger, and as long as a paper towel roll. He made a quill (no pun intended) pen from it.
He glued an ostrich feather to the end of it.

It was really impressive. Not my cup of tea, but still impressive.
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Old 05-04-2016, 08:18 AM   #22 (permalink)
 
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Old 05-04-2016, 08:31 AM   #23 (permalink)
 
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In great Canadian tradition, a hockey puck.
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Old 05-04-2016, 11:18 AM   #25 (permalink)
 
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Leather, glitter and glitter nailpolish.
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Old 05-04-2016, 11:55 AM   #26 (permalink)
 
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Old 05-04-2016, 12:42 PM   #27 (permalink)
 
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Dyed rice, birdseed, leather belt, cat food, fish skin, fish scales, flamingo feathers, camel bone, horse hair, alpaca wool. I've heard pens have been made from some kind of dried leafy material that is only legal to possess for recreational purposes in some western states, but of course I've never done that.
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Old 05-04-2016, 01:19 PM   #28 (permalink)
 
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I have done credit cards, hockey pucks, soda caps, and colored pencils. I have some denim in a mold right now.
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Old 05-04-2016, 01:59 PM   #29 (permalink)
 
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forgot about the oosik.... that one's pretty odd
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