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    My kids do country hams as a 4-H project. ...

    My kids do country hams as a 4-H project. Similar to Prosciutto.
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    Nice. I was just going through some old stuff...

    Nice. I was just going through some old stuff from when I was 10 and found two USPS starter kit type things and will be passing them on to my son. I never got into it and collected pennies instead....
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    I'm not sure what they are made of. Celluloid I...

    I'm not sure what they are made of. Celluloid I believe.
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    Not a great picture but... ...

    Not a great picture but...

    http://i1208.photobucket.com/albums/cc373/baconpics/Beau_zps859eb7ee.jpg
  5. Thread: Moving PIF

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    Not in but on behalf of my family and I, Thank...

    Not in but on behalf of my family and I, Thank You for your service! May your future be bright and peaceful.
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    Thanks. Finest gentlemen on the web are found...

    Thanks. Finest gentlemen on the web are found here.



    I'd thought about that but as it is my son's pen I want him to start taking responsibilities for his things and child of his age with a...
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    Nemo hack on a Sheaffers cartridge

    My son was given an old skripset school pen. I was going to let him use the converter from my No Nonsense but it won't fit. Rather than having to keep buying cartridges I thought I would do the...
  8. Thread: Ink Preference

    by Mr5x5
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    Poll: I use mostly Noodlers BBB and 5OS and got them to...

    I use mostly Noodlers BBB and 5OS and got them to support the fund. If a different manufacturer had been used I probably would have got those if I could afford it. I have tried PR Black Cherry and...
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    Mama Bear Dublin Tweed

    Mama Bear Dublin Tweed
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    Mama Bear

    Mama Bear
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    Mama Bear - America in stick form

    Mama Bear - America in stick form
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    Marie E. Carlson's Parker 51 "Special" with...

    Marie E. Carlson's Parker 51 "Special" with filled with Noodler's 5 OS.
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    One of my first. Nice pen, but I find the...

    One of my first. Nice pen, but I find the plastic a little brittle and the cap cracked.





    This comes with a converter. Some people find the difference in size between the barrel and...
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    Nice pens guys! I can't say that there are any...

    Nice pens guys! I can't say that there are any that I really want now. :blink: Hard to believe, I know. I am content with what I have because I know that they are what fit my lifestyle. If I had...
  15. Thread: 2nd DE

    by Mr5x5
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    Flair tip is typically a good value. I find them...

    Flair tip is typically a good value. I find them more aggressive than a tech. YMMV.
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    My own hives.

    My own hives.
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    You aren't alone. I waited anxiously for them to...

    You aren't alone. I waited anxiously for them to become available stateside when first announced but thankfully tried it at a B&M in the big city. The step on the section hit me in exactly the...
  18. I'm in.

    I'm in.
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    Duke Ellington broadcast from the 400... ...

    Duke Ellington broadcast from the 400...



    http://www.myoldradio.com/old-radio-shows/a-date-with-the-duke
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    They are usually closer to 100-200 sq ft., not...

    They are usually closer to 100-200 sq ft., not 1000.
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    Longest day of the year (though they all feel...

    Longest day of the year (though they all feel long this time of year) and now that the field work is done for the day, I may get one or two letters answered if I can keep my eyes open.
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    My recommendation... Mama Bear ...

    My recommendation...

    Mama Bear

    http://mamabearssoaps.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=0&products_id=196

    She also has it in a stick and an unscented aftershave milk if he uses those...
  23. Thread: Going to start

    by Mr5x5
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    Too bad you don't like medium nibs. Staples has...

    Too bad you don't like medium nibs. Staples has medium nib Metropolitans on sale for only $10. Order two and you would get free shipping.
  24. Thread: Fountain Pens

    by Mr5x5
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    Fountain Pens

    Staples is having an online sale on some of the Pilot Metropolitan Fountain Pens ($10). This is a well regarded entry level pen so if you are interested check it out.
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    Also a surprise gift from one of the fine...

    Also a surprise gift from one of the fine gentleman on here (Best Members on the WWW) another Wearever, this one in gray.
    ...
  26. Thread: Fresh meat...

    by Mr5x5
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    Welcome. Check out the stickies and some of the...

    Welcome. Check out the stickies and some of the more experienced gents will be along to offer advice. The Pilot Metropolitan is a favorite among many as a beginner pen (~$15), Pilot 78G off the...
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    Give it a good soak in room temperature water and...

    Give it a good soak in room temperature water and draw in water and let it back out. When the water comes out clean you are good to go.
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    Two purchases from the auction place...my second...

    Two purchases from the auction place...my second Wearever Pennant. For a cheap pen I like them, but you probably wouldn't so don't bother bidding on them. :lol:

    For my son, a yellow Jinhao 599B...
  29. It could be worse. I wanted to like it. SWMBO...

    It could be worse. I wanted to like it. SWMBO and Jr. SWMBO liked it but for me all I ever got was "powdery". Not chosen, nor rejected, just ignored.
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    Nice! The landlord won't allow pets and I wasn't...

    Nice! The landlord won't allow pets and I wasn't ever a cat person, but we had one that we shared with the neighbor. Their daughter brought it home from college and it didn't get along with the...
  31. Since my name isn't Marie, I wouldn't be too...

    Since my name isn't Marie, I wouldn't be too disappointed to see the engraving gone. :blushing:
  32. cleaning and polishing a Parker 51 'Special'

    Good suggestions on cleaning and polishing the barrel and cap? The engraved names is particularly filthy.
  33. +2

    +2
  34. Thread: Made in USA

    by Mr5x5
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    Mama Bears Soaps in WI as well as other artisans

    Mama Bears Soaps in WI as well as other artisans
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    Well done. It just takes time, practice and...

    Well done. It just takes time, practice and patience. Remember to let the blade to the work and if things aren't going well, there is always another day.
  36. Thread: Letters To Dad

    by Mr5x5
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    Great idea. Never know how many more chances I...

    Great idea. Never know how many more chances I will get as he is beginning to show his age. Sheaffer's Permanent Blue-Black, 32# white linen, either the NN or the 51 'Special'.
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    Very thoughtful of you. If he has a favorite...

    Very thoughtful of you. If he has a favorite soap or blades you can find those online usually from a number of vendors. Otherwise a sampler of different blades and soaps can easily be purchased. ...
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    Poll: Depends on the day/month/year. Everything from...

    Depends on the day/month/year. Everything from clean shaven to full beard and many variations between (though never a soul patch)
  39. Try cold water shaving and skip the hot towels. ...

    Try cold water shaving and skip the hot towels. Works for me.
  40. Thread: Tallow vs Veggie

    by Mr5x5
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    MB is my favorite soap. :thumbup: I prefer...

    MB is my favorite soap. :thumbup:

    I prefer tallow in my kitchen rather than on my face. McDonald's fries haven't been the same since they quit using it.
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