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HenkV



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PostSubject: Re: What do you do   Tue May 13, 2014 9:53 am

I'm the QC manager at the laboratory of a gold mine where we test samples from the metallurgical plats for gold and uranium content - as part of their process control. I started making pens about 2 years ago - as a hobby. i read anything on pen-making i can get my hand on - it's amazing how people can make plans to get the seemingly impossible done.
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PostSubject: What do you do   Mon May 12, 2014 7:26 pm

Hi to all
I was a maintenance manager for last 30 odd years but I am now retired. I keep busy with photography, I am a member of our local club, and start to make pens only in February. At this stage, there is everyday something new I read or do with the pens. I have no stress, only some when I saw the boat under the car port and not on the water.
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PostSubject: Re: What do you do   Sun May 11, 2014 8:14 am

I fabricate solid surface ( Corian). Make countertops and other items from it for commercial and residential markets in SA. I do bonsai as a hobby and pen turning when I have some time in the day as a de stresser.
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PostSubject: Re: What do you do   Sun May 11, 2014 6:14 am

I'm a BI Analyst/Developer (read IT guy) in JHB. Sitting in front of a computer screen the whole day gets to you after a while. So when I get home I'm totally anti technology. Make knives and pens to get away from it all.

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PostSubject: Re: What do you do   Sat May 10, 2014 2:05 pm

Andybear33 wrote:
Donovan it can't be easy all the traveling? But you do get to see a nice part of Africa.

When is your next trip?

Yes after a while the flying gets to you. Business class does help lol. I will be back on the 8th of June
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PostSubject: Re: What do you do   Sat May 10, 2014 1:19 pm

Donovan it can't be easy all the traveling? But you do get to see a nice part of Africa.

When is your next trip?
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PostSubject: What do you do   Sat May 10, 2014 12:56 pm

Guys (not sure if we have any ladies yet) but I want to start a post so that we can get to know each other better. There for I will start it.
I work as an expat on a gold mine in West Africa. I am the construction coordinator. I have been here for 7 and a 1/2 year. I work on a 2-1 month roster.
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