Pen Turner's Swap

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Blog series by Nils updated 04-23-2008 04:06 AM 3 parts 3246 reads 9 comments total

Part 1: Getting excited - and getting prepared

02-22-2008 03:42 AM by Nils | 3 comments »

Tim (itsme_timd) sent out the box for the pen turner's swap over the weekend. I’m the second to last out of eight participants, so I’ve probably got a few weeks to prepare. I have quite a few pen kits and blanks, and even a few made up pens, but I want to do one or two special things for the box. I’ve been looking at the CSUSA kits, which get great reviews from other LJ’s. I might spring for one of their more upscale styles to put in the box. I also got the WoodTurning...

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Part 2: The Box Has Arrived...

04-22-2008 03:15 AM by Nils | 2 comments »

And it’s big. Still sitting on the kitchen table for now – I expect to be opening it (with lots of pictures) a bit later this evening. It’s very exciting!

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Part 3: The giant box - with pictures

04-23-2008 04:06 AM by Nils | 4 comments »

Actually, the box isn’t “giant” – but it’s jammed full, and pretty heavy.The first thing I find when I open it is Tim’s extensive instructions to the swappers.And then a sheet for each of us to fill in what we added and what we removed. Finally, after the ream of paper at the top, here are the blanks! The box started with five blanks, five pens, and five pen kits. By the time I got it, it still has five pen kits, but nine pens, and 42! blanks.I...

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