Today I paid another visit to the store that I recently found sold pen kits heaps cheaper than I had been paying. I got talking to the owner, as one does, and it seems that he is Australia's biggest importer of items for wood-turners and supplies most retailers in the country. As shot 1 shows, I got quite a few pen kits of assorted types and some Acrylic blanks about 3/4" square and over 5" long, suitable for handles as well as pens, these cost only $2.67 each. Also see the wood pen cases at $4.63, complete with barrel hinges, when I last bought a pair of these they cost $3.50 a pair, so, for an extra $1.13, is it really worth my while making my own? Also note the bushing sets consisting of four bushings, cost per set $2.20, again, hardly worth my while making them. So guys, you can see why I'm excited.
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