Tool thoughts #17: New Pen Mills & I'm a glutton for Pen-ishment... a different swap underway

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Blog entry by NedB posted 04-10-2009 06:08 PM 2876 reads 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I’m a member over on the IAP forums, and they recently had a group buy which I took advantage of for $15 a set, plus shipping you could order a full set of pen mill shafts and heads in all the usual diameters…

interchangeable shafts and two different heads, one 4 blade, one 6 blade.

Oh, and just for fun I started another pen swap over on

Here’s the box as it stands now. A buddy of mine and I jointly loaded it up for the startup:

There was a minor mishap as we were getting it ready. Another friend had given Mark a bunch of blanks… and it was from those that Mark was picking his donations when the bottom fell apart:

oh, and of course with all of those spilled blanks available, I did manage to get a few for myself:

Mahagony, Ipe and another exotic with a greenish tint which neither Mark nor I knew the name of. Pretty wood though, I’ve got a few pieces of it.

and here’s the map for that swap

oh, and two stops over in Hawaii as well!

19 stops at this point!

-- Ned - 2B1ASK1

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#1 posted 04-10-2009 08:23 PM

you guys look like your having fun and after all THAT’S WHAY WE DO IT is it not.happy turning kindest regards and thanks for cheering up my day Alistair

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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#2 posted 04-10-2009 08:48 PM

I enjoyed that!

-- You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. (Plato)

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#3 posted 04-11-2009 04:26 AM

thanks gents. we always have a few laughs, no matter what we’re up to in the shop.

-- Ned - 2B1ASK1

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