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Old 11-06-2017, 08:26 AM   #1 (permalink)
 
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Thumbs up I would like to make you an offer...!

G'day peoples,

I have a simple offer for someone that is willing to follow the conditions/my request.

This offer consists of 4 (four) Resifill shorts (4") made from coconut crashed husk stabilised, died and epoxy resin of various colours (THIS HAS NOW BEEN CHANGED TO ACCOMMODATE A LARGER NUMBER OF PARTICIPANTS...!) that I would like someone to put them on single barrel pens/kits that you see suitable and have some close-up pics taken and shown/posted on this thread so that everybody can have a look.

You only have to pay for shipping, AU$12.00 international and or $9.00 within Australia, I sent you the 4 blanks shown below and also a surprise git blank free of charge.

Why am I doing this, well, some time ago, I started to use this coconut crushed husk to make different types of blanks, including some/a few full-size pen blanks that sold at the time but I'm yet to see any pen properly done with these blanks and I wonder why they are the closest thing I ever made to the palm tree root Resifills that were a success some time ago, some still in stock from the last batch and the last blanks I will make out of that material as I run out and I doubt I will ever get another suitable root.

I find these blanks quite interesting and beautiful, recently I decided to use some of the e-cig blanks I made at that time with this material and sliced them into pen blanks that are only 4" long, some of these blanks and other of the same length were offered recently on IAP but, none of these has sold and I wonder why.

Is it because people don't know what to expect and how they will look when done..? are they concern the blanks are difficult to work with...?

I'm not sure and that is the very reason I'm offering 4 of these blanks (various colours) for someone that is confident that he/she can handle them without any issues and make 4 stunning pens out of them, that they can keep and do whatever they want with them.

I would like at least 2 pics of each pen and I strongly suggest that you use CA as the finish, the CA multiple coats will strengthen these blanks considerably and I also prefer to see that deep gloss finish.

I'm also expecting to see the pens made within 30 days after the blanks arrival to you.

So, who is up for the challenge..?

Put your name on, I don't think that this would be suitable for beginners or someone that has never worked with Resifills/hybrids so, I trust you will make the right decision on getting your hand up or not, I will respect you either way...!

Here are the blanks;

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Are you ready...!

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Old 11-06-2017, 08:43 AM   #2 (permalink)
 
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George,

I've yet to try any of your blanks and would absolutely be willing to take these on. My photos are what I believe to be of decent quality and I can email you a couple examples for you to judge. Just let me know.

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Old 11-06-2017, 09:13 AM   #3 (permalink)
 
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I've yet to try any of your blanks and would absolutely be willing to take these on. My photos are what I believe to be of decent quality and I can email you a couple examples for you to judge. Just let me know.

Regards,
Tim
G'day Tim,

I've seen the pics you sent me by email and I like what I saw, congrats.

I'm also impressed by your willingness and bravery to have a go, I can see you know how to work with resin/acrylics and that is a good start.

I really have no intention to "drag" this thread on to see who would come forward, however, I would like to give the opportunity for others to read my request and show their interest in participating in things like these as I have many other blanks that aren't that well known and I believe they deserve better so, your name is on my friend let me see what others have to say, you have a good chance to get this challenge, lets wait 24 hours and see what happens...!

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Yep, do a bit of casting myself and those flower blanks in the photos were ones I made and turned. Those were interesting since they were dried but certainly not stabilized in any way. The green tea smelled great on the lathe! Just let me know... I have a feeling these would turn out to be the most expensive "free" blanks ever because likely I'll run out of excuses to not buy more from you. Thanks for the opportunity!
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Yep, do a bit of casting myself and those flower blanks in the photos were ones I made and turned. Those were interesting since they were dried but certainly not stabilized in any way. The green tea smelled great on the lathe! Just let me know... I have a feeling these would turn out to be the most expensive "free" blanks ever because likely I'll run out of excuses to not buy more from you. Thanks for the opportunity!
Hahahahah, I'm not doing this so that you or others feel obligated to buy these blanks from me, nothing like that, I'm a lot more interested in making these blanks known and be appreciated by everybody, after all, they have not be hidden but I didn't talk that much about them and when I did, it may have been the wrong time, I don't know, either way, I believe they make stunning pens and is based on that that I want you guys to know about them.

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Oh I know... It's just... so far I've managed to look at all the beautiful wood you list and say "Tim, you have a blank problem... you need to make some of the ones you have before you buy new ones..." But, if there's a box coming over the ocean, it only makes sense to put more beautiful wood in it right??? I can't have those little guys getting lonely on that journey. It has nothing to do with my addiction to beautiful wood, nope not a bit.
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Old 11-06-2017, 09:51 AM   #7 (permalink)
 
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Please consider me a candidate, George.

I have 8 years of experience with about 800 pens completed ... no blow-outs ever.

Those pens are about half wood and half acrylic (mostly cast by vendors on IAP)

Nearly all wood pens have been finished with CA, 8 - 30 coats, sanded and polished to a high gloss using automotive polishes and Novus polishes. . My customers have been very impressed with the clear and brilliant results.

Acrylic pens have been sanded to 2000 grit with paper, followed my micromesh, and followed by Mequiar's automotive, followed by Novus 3 and then Novus 3 polishes.

I would love to do this for you, George, and can promise finished results within 30 days of receipt.
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Old 11-06-2017, 10:56 AM   #8 (permalink)
 
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I would be up for that as I turn a lot of single barrel pens just let me know where I fall in line here and if you already have someone that is fine as well very nice blanks


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I am neither as experienced, or have the credentials as the others, but if you need a Ginny Pig, I'm your man. I would be happy to give it a go.
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Now that's an offer that can hardly be beat with a stick. I'd put my name in but my photography skills lie somewhere between 0 and none. I know we have some people here that can do them the justice that they truly deserve.
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