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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 1966 days ago 2179 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 FamilyWoodworking.org

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 http://nedswoodshop.blogspot.com



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#1 posted 1966 days ago

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 1966 days ago

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 1965 days ago

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

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

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