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Round 3 of the pen trade.

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Blog entry by Karson posted 2005 days ago 803 reads 0 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The Box arrived today Sat. Oct 18,2008.

It looks different from when I saw it last.

I removed some Ca Olive, TulipWood, Brazilian Cherry and Eucuaplus.

I added 6 Spalted Holly, 5 Spalted Maple and 18 Cherry Burl.

The reasion that I asked Tim for the number of people in this series is because i wanted to put in one pen blank for each person that is participating in Round #3.

I talked to Tim about this while Round 2 was still running. I had a cherry burl placed in my driveway and Yorkshire Stewart made a comment in You know you are a LumberJock and he referred to my post. ScottB stated that this log will always be known as #391.

So here is the Challenge I’m giving you one blank of Cherry Burl #391 and asking that you make a pen from it. Then post a picture of the blank, the pen and any repairs work you had to do in the blank.

Some of the blankls might be smaller, if the pen you are going to make can use the smaller blank, then take one of them.

Give the project a tag of Challenge391 so that we can all find the results of our pen turning.

Now get to work.

The spalted Holly and Spalted Maple

The Cherry Burl for Challenge #391

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †



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Grumpy

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#1 posted 2005 days ago

A bit confused on this one Karson. Can you provide some more detail on how it works?.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#2 posted 2005 days ago

Grumpy. This a pass around of pen blanks between a bunch of LumberJocks. Here is TimD latest blog.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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#3 posted 2005 days ago

Thanks Karson, I thought it was an open competition. Obviously not.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#4 posted 2005 days ago

Thanks for your generosity, Karson. I look forward to #391.

-- My favorite piece is my last one, my best piece is my next one.

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itsme_timd

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#5 posted 2005 days ago

Awesome! Thanks Karson, this will be fun.

-- Tim D. - Woodstock, GA

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#6 posted 2005 days ago

Karson, you are generous to a fault. I look forward to the arrival of the box.

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#7 posted 2005 days ago

where am I on the list? can’t wait to get my chunk of 391! Thanks Karson!

-- Ned - 2B1ASK1 http://nedswoodshop.blogspot.com

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#8 posted 2005 days ago

NedB you are #10 on the list.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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#9 posted 2005 days ago

Thanks Karson, I knew that of course, but you got my point… That cherry looks well, Cherry! I look at some of the blanks and think ‘what the heck am I going to contribute’, but I know I’ll find something worthwhile… I have some box elder, butternut, cherry (not burl, but gorgeous deep color even when freshly cut), Lots of Mahagony … hmmm, guess I do have something after all!

I’m looking out the window at my work van…

And I’m thinking… darn, no insulation and barely any heat out in the shop… better dress warm before I go out there!

-- Ned - 2B1ASK1 http://nedswoodshop.blogspot.com

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Karson

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#10 posted 2005 days ago

They are stating frost warning for tonight. But the interesting thing about my shop is the wood pile. It can be zero outside and when I go to the shop, I’ve never found it colder than 40 deg. The massive wood block keeeps the shop warmer. I’ll turn the heat on and get it up to 60 deg.

In the summertime the temp outside might be 90 and it’s 74 in the shop. I’ll turn the air on so that I can keep the humidity down.

Have fun with #391.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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#11 posted 2004 days ago

Wow! Sounds like round three will create some excitement. Looking forward to the #391 cherry. I just finished turning an order of 500 pens from staves salvaged out of a Jack Daniel’s whiskey barrel – still have a major hangover from all the fumes! I will throw some leftover blanks from that project and some absolutely beautiful box elder into the box.

-- Those that say it can't be done should not interrupt those who are doing it.

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#12 posted 2004 days ago

This is so cool! I hope one of the JD blanks makes it to me. I really want to do a good job on my 391, too.

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#13 posted 2002 days ago

The box was mailed today to SteveN. On it’s way.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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