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Old 02-09-2015, 06:05 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Personally, I do not lie any PSI FP kits in this price range. I would suggest the Jr. Gent 2 and any of the stainless kits.....if you can find them.
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Old 02-09-2015, 10:35 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Many thanks to everyone. I learned some things from this post. Much appreciated.
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Old 02-14-2015, 09:14 AM   #13 (permalink)
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Barea New series pen is very nice pen for $9. The Craftusa Americana roller ball in rhodium can use a platinum nib from Exotics blanks and is my best seller. I also found some great pens at Timberbits in Australia good prices and free shipping when buying more than $80.
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Old 02-19-2015, 08:43 PM   #14 (permalink)
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I've only turned 2 styles so far, both from PSI, the Tycoon (in your price range) and the Majestic Jr. (higher than your range)

I didn't like the size, weight, and feel of the higher priced Majestic Jr.
I did like the look, feel, and weight of the Tycoon, plus I liked the all metal parts included in the kit,
Haven't done any of the other cheaper kits as I didn't care for some of the plastic parts,
to me it made the pen appear cheap, which it evidently is when looking at pricing.
I can't charge higher prices for pens that are made from plastic........
Now, if I can replace some of the plastic parts with wooden ones, then the kits might seem more attractive :)
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Old 02-20-2015, 11:45 AM   #15 (permalink)
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JrRetro and Stretch F/ps from Lau Lau Woodworks.
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