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PostSubject: Re: Hello - I am new to pen turning   Tue Sep 09, 2014 7:55 pm

Hi James,

Welcome to the forum.

The premium kits from Mr. Woodturner are very good quality and I have never had a problem. Also the service from them is excellent. Some of the economy lines show a great variation between batches, some not great others fine.

I try to support them as much as possible.

I also have imported from a few places due to the range available.

Cheers Rob

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PostSubject: Re: Hello - I am new to pen turning   Tue Sep 09, 2014 5:13 pm

hi

'so far I have found MRwoodturner the cheapest and quality is better then that place in Randburg they so expensive
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PostSubject: Re: Hello - I am new to pen turning   Tue Apr 22, 2014 2:25 pm

[quote="Orffer"]Hi All

I have been introduced to the South African site recently.  I'm in Gauteng and I'm looking forward to interacting with the guys/gals in South Africa[/quote]


Welcome Orffer

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PostSubject: Re: Hello - I am new to pen turning   Tue Apr 22, 2014 2:23 pm

[quote="Donovan"][quote="Mias Bez"]I had a look on some of the overseas suppliers and I must agree. The range is just that much bigger and interesting.  I am not sure about the cost. Is it more expensive? [/quote]


No the kit prices is not more and if you want to buy 2-3 kits the post will kill the deal. I bring 30-40 items at a time. This will be kits and blanks.
Smittys pen works just had a special. 40 Le Roi Elegant Click - GTn/GM PREPRODUCTION   (NO REFILL) @ $3.75 = $150.00. I replace the refill in the pens in any case unless the kit comes with one of the better refills like Schmit.
Post on this deal was $19 and then customs take their bit. This kit looks like a Sierra click. Total price about R50 each

Cheers [/quote]
Thank you Donovan - I will have a look.

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PostSubject: Re: Hello - I am new to pen turning   Tue Apr 22, 2014 1:46 pm

welcome on board Orffer
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PostSubject: Re: Hello - I am new to pen turning   Tue Apr 22, 2014 9:44 am

Hi All

I have been introduced to the South African site recently. I'm in Gauteng and I'm looking forward to interacting with the guys/gals in South Africa
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PostSubject: Re: Hello - I am new to pen turning   Sun Apr 20, 2014 10:15 am

Mias Bez wrote:
I had a look on some of the overseas suppliers and I must agree. The range is just that much bigger and interesting.  I am not sure about the cost. Is it more expensive?


No the kit prices is not more and if you want to buy 2-3 kits the post will kill the deal. I bring 30-40 items at a time. This will be kits and blanks.
Smittys pen works just had a special. 40 Le Roi Elegant Click - GTn/GM PREPRODUCTION (NO REFILL) @ $3.75 = $150.00. I replace the refill in the pens in any case unless the kit comes with one of the better refills like Schmit.
Post on this deal was $19 and then customs take their bit. This kit looks like a Sierra click. Total price about R50 each

Cheers
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PostSubject: Re: Hello - I am new to pen turning   Sat Apr 19, 2014 9:09 pm

I had a look on some of the overseas suppliers and I must agree. The range is just that much bigger and interesting. I am not sure about the cost. Is it more expensive?
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PostSubject: Re: Hello - I am new to pen turning   Sat Apr 19, 2014 7:38 pm

Andybear33 wrote:
Hi Mias

Yes I also get most of my kits and supplies from mrwoodturner. Product good and service great.
I do also get a few from Hardware Centre in Randburg.


Thanks

I have not bought a kit locally for a long time. I bought a few from Mrwoodturner. I see that they have re-located to Linden in JHB. I import on a very regular basis. I am not sure if is is less expensive to import but the range is just so much bigger.

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PostSubject: Re: Hello - I am new to pen turning   Sat Apr 19, 2014 8:16 am

Hi Andy

This looks beautiful. How did you upload this photo?

TX

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PostSubject: Re: Hello - I am new to pen turning   Thu Apr 10, 2014 10:23 pm

Hi Mias

Yes I also get most of my kits and supplies from mrwoodturner. Product good and service great.
I do also get a few from Hardware Centre in Randburg.


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PostSubject: Re: Hello - I am new to pen turning   Thu Apr 10, 2014 10:08 pm

Hi

I buy from Mr Woodturner.
I have made a few pens and it "seems" the quality is good.

There is a place in Randburg also but they do not display the prices.

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PostSubject: Hello - I am new to pen turning   Mon Mar 24, 2014 8:58 pm

Hi, I have only just started turning pens about a month ago. So far it's been great  Very Happy . I have turned a few slimline pens and a Gatsby pen as well.
I will post some pics later.

Where is a good place to buy pen kits from?
[You must be registered and logged in to see this image.]Gatsby gun metal kit and a custom Acrylic pen blank
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