Zephyr French Quarter

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This is a Zephyr pen in chrome and gunmetal from Turners Warehouse. The blank is a Diamond Cast called French Quarter, also from TW. I'm rapidly becoming a huge fan of Diamond Cast blanks, I have yet to be disappointed by one!
 

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EricRN

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Very nice. Haven’t tried diamond cast yet but that blank looks amazing.
 

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Another nice pen Jim. I think we need to partition Jeff into giving you a subforum in show off your pens just for your pens.:) You seem to do and show a pen a day. Have to hand it to you if you are that dedicated to this hobby good for you. I just went through a series of 5 or 6 pens and got bored. I am taking a little break before I get back into making another series of pens but can not find that drive. Keep up the good work and look forward to your next one. Happy turning.
 

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I run hot and cold. Pens usually take a back seat to my other main hobby, model rockets. But it's seasonal, the clubs don't launch during the summer. And I don't know where we'll be with COVID once summer is over. I tell people that I started launching rockets as a kid. As I get older, the rockets get bigger and more expensive.
 

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Cool Pens - and Cool Rocket Too.
It makes me want to drag my box of rocket parts out of storage.
What size engine? 29mm? I've never gone higher than C's (18mm).

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Dave
 

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That particular rocket is 9ft tall and weighs 11lbs. I call her Bomber Betty. The motor was a J420 Redline, hence the red flame. The second photo shows the motor, it's a 38mm reloadable.
 

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That particular rocket is 9ft tall and weighs 11lbs. I call her Bomber Betty. The motor was a J420 Redline, hence the red flame. The second photo shows the motor, it's a 38mm reloadable.

Wow! Thanks for the extra photos and information. Boy, did I ever misjudge the scale from the first picture! - What Fun.
Dave
 

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This is a Zephyr pen in chrome and gunmetal from Turners Warehouse. The blank is a Diamond Cast called French Quarter, also from TW. I'm rapidly becoming a huge fan of Diamond Cast blanks, I have yet to be disappointed by one!
that is a good looking pen sir. I, too, have been intrigued by the diamond cast but have not pulled the trigger yet. They look amazing and I would imagine they turn easy.
 

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that is a good looking pen sir. I, too, have been intrigued by the diamond cast but have not pulled the trigger yet. They look amazing and I would imagine they turn easy.
I highly recommend trying one. They turn very easily. I've turned several, and have yet to be disappointed. They are messy, though.
 

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