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Old 05-02-2017, 06:43 PM
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Hehe, cockobolo
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Old 05-02-2017, 09:03 PM
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Originally Posted by y8s View Post
I bet this pen rides shotgun with Joe now.
It is a very nice pen. But more importantly, I have one and you don't.


Originally Posted by rleete View Post
Blame Joe. I only asked him to post a pic and say who sent it. It was he who posted it here instead of random pics, like I expected.
You shipped a thing to another member of gayturbo.net, and didn't expect it to wind up here?


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Old 05-03-2017, 10:18 AM
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Joe just so you don't feel to bad, I did pay for a ***** and glitter dicks to be shipped to you and explode out on opening, unfortunately the company sort of vanished. I should have just sent you the $10 I spent with a giant ***** drawn on it.
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Originally Posted by Joe Perez View Post
It is a very nice pen. But more importantly, I have one and you don't.
Little Jelly.

I hear the uni ball jetstream 0.7 is a fantastic pen btw.


rleete, can you use just about any wood? I assume density is key and soft or spongey woods will just break.
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Yes, just about any wood, and even materials that are not woods, like plastics. If I can cut it, I can use it. I have used acrylic, solid surface material (like Corian), corncob and even antler (which stinks terribly) to make pens.

As to soft/punky wood, I have a new (to me) solution for that problem. It involves a vacuum chamber and a resin known as cactus juice. You submerge the piece in the solution, and put it under vacuum. This removes all the air, and when you release the vacuum, it pulls the juice into the wood. You then bake it in a toaster oven, and it hardens very nicely, similar to acrylic. This is called stabilization. You can add dyes to color the wood at this time as well. I plan on making more corncob blanks, which has a really unusual pattern to it.
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that's a pretty cool solution.
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I as well received a package. I was under the impression no ******... but im not sure:




fun fact: in school I had to make a marketing campaign around a self-cooling beer. I named the product ColdHeart.



lol AIM
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rleete, I have signed my first official document with the pen that you have given me. It was the acceptance of a job offer, which was printed on really nice, heavy textured paper:





A year from now, I shall either look back on this fondly, or rue this day. Only time will tell. At any rate, I shall once again have a garage in the 'burbs, after four years of the high-rise / city-slicker lifestyle.
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Joe, so that is why you aren't worried about your address being broadcast to the world?
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You moving to NC Joe?
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Originally Posted by Gee Emm View Post
Joe, so that is why you aren't worried about your address being broadcast to the world?
Well, Mr. Emm, Mr. Perez isn't exactly concerned with using his real name on the interwebz don't ya think? He's far braver than I. Perhaps he knows that Internet anonymity isn't actually a thing.
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Originally Posted by Gee Emm View Post
Joe, so that is why you aren't worried about your address being broadcast to the world?
I use my real name on every forum I'm on, with the exception of CR.net, where to date, no one has yet successfully guessed my identity.

I post my address on web forums.

I post photos of my signature, and the identity of my employer, on web forums.

I fear neither man nor neckbeard.

I am invincible.



Originally Posted by Efini~FC3S View Post
You moving to NC Joe?
First week of June, or thereabouts.

I decided to really splurge this time, and have purchased -=> ALL NEW BOXES <=-.

I've been lugging around the same boxes that I had in college in the late 90s, through a total of fourteen moves (I only now just actually counted. I feel like a ******* gypsy) and I'm tired of patching them up.






Seriously. There are a couple of specific old boxes which I'm keeping, but the rest of them can all burn in hell.



Bought a new tape-dispensing gun as well, like a boss.






Pro-tip: Boxes purchased from Home Depot, Lowes, CVS, WalMart, Target, etc, all suck. They have a waxy finish which hampers tape adhesion. Same goes for the tape itself. Scotch / 3M brand might be all thick & pretty, but the adhesive is weaker than Hustler's moves on prom night.

Buy your boxes and tape from your local U-Haul store. Not only are they cheaper than the competition, but they ******* rock. Solid, durable, and the tape sticks to the boxes. It is not incidental that a company which specializes in moving knows a thing or two about boxes and tape. U-Haul is a very weak second to Penske in terms of the quality and upkeep of their truck fleet, but they are easily #1 when it comes to packing materials.








Originally Posted by sixshooter View Post
Well, Mr. Emm, Mr. Perez isn't exactly concerned with using his real name on the interwebz don't ya think? He's far braver than I. Perhaps he knows that Internet anonymity isn't actually a thing.
It was during the BBS / Usenet era. Then cookies happened.
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Congrats on the new gig, I was waiting to see if you were going to accept it.

And I was actually scanning it to see about the drug test. I now work for Oracle-NetSuite, it's far and away the best job I've ever had as far as pay/benefits/flexibility/etc, and I did NOT have to take a drug test.

I was shocked since I have for every other job I've had.
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preemptive welcome back to the east coast.
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Originally Posted by Joe Perez View Post
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So this was kind of interesting.

As I've noted previously, this is my official contract-signing pen. I've spent several million dollars of other people's money with it to date.

Last week, we took delivery of some new furniture for the rebuild of Control 1. The company we use, Forecast Consoles, always ships Igor the Angry Russian Carpenter along with their gear to make sure that it's installed properly. (I am not embellishing here. His name is Igor, he is very Russian, and seems to be perpetually angry. He does good work.)

Anyway, Igor calls me up to say that the job is done, and I need to come down and inspect / sign off on the installation. So I bring my Contract Signing Pen with me.

When I arrive in the control room, Igor hands me the documents, along with a pen.

The one on the left:



I used my pen, of course, but remarked that the family resemblance is extraordinary. We spoke for a while (in very broken English) about pen-making, and I told him the story as to how I came to be in possession of mine.
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Originally Posted by Joe Perez View Post
rleete

So this was kind of interesting.

As I've noted previously, this is my official contract-signing pen. I've spent several million dollars of other people's money with it to date.

Last week, we took delivery of some new furniture for the rebuild of Control 1. The company we use, Forecast Consoles, always ships Igor the Angry Russian Carpenter along with their gear to make sure that it's installed properly. (I am not embellishing here. His name is Igor, he is very Russian, and seems to be perpetually angry. He does good work.)

Anyway, Igor calls me up to say that the job is done, and I need to come down and inspect / sign off on the installation. So I bring my Contract Signing Pen with me.

When I arrive in the control room, Igor hands me the documents, along with a pen.

The one on the left:



I used my pen, of course, but remarked that the family resemblance is extraordinary. We spoke for a while (in very broken English) about pen-making, and I told him the story as to how I came to be in possession of mine.

link broken brah
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Originally Posted by golftdibrad View Post
link broken brah


(Translation: There is no Link, only Zuul.)
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Originally Posted by Joe Perez View Post


(Translation: There is no Link, only Zuul.)

ah dang, i see now, MT's pic domain is blocked at work. whoops. Good story anyway.

I had a buddy send a package to another buddy recently and plasted the box with viagra decals. no pic, but it was funny.

Oh and he sent it to work.
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I find it mildly amusing that this thread had no evidence of Joe actually leaving Illinois.
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Originally Posted by Joe Perez View Post
So this was kind of interesting.
Different brand kit, and what looks to me to be maple. I'm obviously not the only one making pens - it has become a business for flea market vendors. I, however, will not sell pens. It takes away all the fun of making them if I have to do it.

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