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Old 11-13-2017, 12:44 PM   #21 (permalink)
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Here's that pen holder that Tom McMillan made for that spiral pen - I should have included this pic in my previous post.
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Old 11-13-2017, 01:08 PM   #22 (permalink)
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Anyone remember Tom McMillan? He used to drill a maple blank - say about 3/8 inch and fill the hole with 3/8 dowel of bloodwood or red heart, then carve the maple to reveal the red up under.

I really liked those pens.

Oh and Tom Mullane? (I think that is his name but he posted under Old Griz, IIRC.
Tom Mullane passed away in 2013.
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Good folks. Never met Eagle, but talked to him on the phone regularly. Lou as well. Was looking through a recumbent bike thing a while back and saw a yoyo-spin logo. Sent Ed an email and he responded. Gleaned a lot from some those guys.
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I remember a dinner one night after the DC pen show...Lou (DCBluesman), the Kennedys, Dawn and Ed and I...wonderful company. I got up and caught the waiter to try and pay the check (VERY small payment for all I learned from the group) and he told me it was already paid. Get back to the table and Lou looks at me with his characteristic twinkle and says "not in my town, kid"....great people all.
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longest back member I have met is Jon (GoodTurns)

We went to prison together.
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longest back member I have met is Jon (GoodTurns)

We went to prison together.
Just gonna leave that here and see who comes up with a good story to go with it.

(and it's completely true)
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longest back member I have met is Jon (GoodTurns)

We went to prison together.
It had to be when you guys saw Johnny play Folsom Prison Blues I seem to remember Goodturns mad a wrong turn and ended up in Alabama at Phil's Pen Studio. From there you guys loaded the car with two bags of grass, seventy-five pellets of mescaline, five sheets of high powered blotter acid, a salt shaker half full of cocaine, and a whole galaxy of multi-colored uppers, downers, screamers, laughers... and also a quart of tequila, a quart of rum, a case of Budweiser, a pint of raw ether and two dozen amyls.
Not that you needed all that for the trip, but once you get locked into a serious drug collection, the tendency is to push it as far as you can. And don't forget the part where you went through Bat Country . I'm sure that was an awesome trip!!
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Now I know why you two have such nice teeth...... Will 'Cav' Cavanaugh was the prison dentist.
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Below is the pen that Tom McMillan had posted that intrigued me. I had forgotten about the one that Edgar posted. Thanks Edgar for posting that pen and holder.

The one below is not of maple (as I posted earlier) but it looks like olive wood and bloodwood.
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Thanks Jeff for the update on "Old Griz". I miss the old fellows, and even some of our arguments.
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Old 11-13-2017, 06:12 PM   #30 (permalink)
 
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Here's a few more names that bring back memories.....some old , some recent but rare...

Brad...the bonkers chemist,
Jeff - Scrollmaster Workinforwood,
Derek - D Oliver...seems very quiet these days??,
UK's George Watkins - Best resin/wood caster on the planet,
Amazing Steampunk Simon -Si90,
Gerry Rhodes - cool dude,
TerryF - Bomb disposal expert in S Africa,
Charlie - NewEngland88....I really miss him and his humour,
Dawn - PR Princess - excellent PR and always a smile
Wolftat - Neil Pabia and his late brother but forgive me, I forgot his name
Constant - cool in stainless...never did make that removable finial to convert to postable
JoeFyffe - Indy's Dad
Bruce Boone - stunning high tech craftsmanship
VisExp - Visual Expressions Keith Larrett - top dog with fine segmentations

And please help me on this one.....who was the guy that made world class pens mostly with a straight line ornamental lathe? He did a few videos where he carved a few silver pen barrels.

I hope I haven't forgotten an old friend... Apologies in advance..
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