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    Reinforcement

    In the year 2000 the Govt opened up the road outside ours for several months,I took pics of a regular habit. I was intrigued by the countless tons of ReBar used. The dig took up most of 4 lanes of road. I wondered what Re Bar would be like to make a pen. Little did I know there are various gradings in this bar steel unbeknown I chose pieces of the tensile stuff used for long runs.

    I was using a converted three jaw chuck spare one I had from my Hercus Metal Lathe (I had a threaded insert made to 1 inch ten threads to suit my lathe). By juggling I was able to centre the blanks (the outside thread is uneven on the bar material) and bored out the bar and fitted brass sleeves of the Slimline to make it conventional and easy to replace the biro when the time came.

    Gave away a few to the steelies and sold a few as well.

    I showed a pen on the IAP and years later (2011) Ed Brown started to market them as his own brand idea. I rang him and he offered to name the blanks of ReBar after me . I said no need but don,t claim the idea as yours. Anyway he is selling them again now.

    The pens attract tradies like flies around the honey pot.

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    They are different...

    Daft question compared to others are they mega heavy to hold and use?

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    What an excellent idea Peter, that is something you don’t see everyday. Every steelfixer should have one.
    Kind regards John.

     
     
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    A nice pen Peter, a slow jodb drilling methinks.
    Woodys just made one of these.
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    Very nice Peter!!!
    I have some #4 re-bar. Probably have to chuck it up in the 4 jaw
    to run it true. This stuff cuts with a hack saw so drilling can't be too bad.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KevinMc View Post
    They are different...

    Daft question compared to others are they mega heavy to hold and use?

    Kevin
    Feels great to use it is hollowed out so 1/2 of the weight is removed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bill Mooney View Post
    A nice pen Peter, a slow jodb drilling methinks.
    Woodys just made one of these.
    Reminded me to make this one.I like it two piece.

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    Well done Peter.

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    Nicely done mate.

    Too bad that unscrupulous people have to steal, or as they say "Borrow"
    others ideas.
    If anything is posted on the internet these day without a patent it is
    up for grabs.

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    Every pen is a copy some were along the line in fact every bit of turning is a copy

     
     
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