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budnder

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It's a long story, but the ending involves needing a Hawaii related gift for cat lover. Saw these cat kits a few months back at PSI and thought they looked a little nicer than some of the themed kits they come out with from time to time. I like how the Curly Koa sorta resembles a cat fur pattern (well... a little... to me at least).

I think it's been a year since I made pen (longer story), but it must be like riding a bike, because everything went without a hitch.
 

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WarEagle90

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Nice combination, Roy. Thanks for sharing. I've been thinking about getting one of those cat kits to make for my wife who is a huge cat lover. Just haven't seen a good quality picture of one until now. Will definitely get one on order.
 

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Thanks for the kind words. One thing I'll say, if you use the kit bushings... be sure to measure the finial (the top cat). On both the kits I made, it measured materially less than what the bushings called for. Also, perhaps my imagination, but on both kits I felt like the finial wasn't quite centered on it's tube. I didn't notice it until I was finishing up the second pen, so too late to inspect the part.
 

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Yes, fairly heavy. It was right at 2 oz on the scale. For reference, a cigar that I had (wood also) was 1.75 oz. Could be worse... a Southwest themed pen (filled cholla) was 2.25 oz on the scale.
 

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It's a long story, but the ending involves needing a Hawaii related gift for cat lover. Saw these cat kits a few months back at PSI and thought they looked a little nicer than some of the themed kits they come out with from time to time. I like how the Curly Koa sorta resembles a cat fur pattern (well... a little... to me at least).

I think it's been a year since I made pen (longer story), but it must be like riding a bike, because everything went without a hitch.
I don't even like cats but this is very nice.
 

WarEagle90

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Thanks for the kind words. One thing I'll say, if you use the kit bushings... be sure to measure the finial (the top cat). On both the kits I made, it measured materially less than what the bushings called for. Also, perhaps my imagination, but on both kits I felt like the finial wasn't quite centered on it's tube. I didn't notice it until I was finishing up the second pen, so too late to inspect the part.
Thanks for the heads up on possible issues with this kit. I have one on its way, So I will inspect it very closely and report my findings.
 
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