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Pen Turners' Swap #2: Where in the world is the Pen Trade Box???

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Blog entry by itsme_timd posted 02-24-2008 06:54 AM 1284 reads 0 times favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 1: Let the trading begin! Part 2 of Pen Turners' Swap series Part 3: One small step for pen turners... »

Alright, the box is making its rounds now. jeffthewoodwhacker added an extra pen (thanks Jeff) and swapped a pen blank. Box was on it’s way by Thursday and Karson received it today in DE.

Here’s a map of the progress so far…

-- Tim D. - Woodstock, GA



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#1 posted 02-24-2008 10:48 AM

I am a way down the list, but it looks like things are moving quickly.

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#2 posted 02-24-2008 12:01 PM

this is wonderful. I’m not part of the process but it’s fun to watch the journey.

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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#3 posted 02-24-2008 04:11 PM

I fear I’m too soon on the list – gotta get turning!

-- I am always doing what I cannot do yet, in order to learn how to do it. - Van Gogh -- http://blanchardcreative.etsy.com -- http://snbcreative.wordpress.com/

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#4 posted 02-24-2008 04:12 PM

I plan on getting into the shop today and picking out my additions to the package.

On the pen side, my wife selected the Goncalo ALves trimline pen and i selected the Olivewood pen put in by Jeff. I haven’t looked at the pen blanks or the kits with an eye for selection yet.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia karsonwm@gmail.com †

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#5 posted 02-25-2008 11:53 PM

OK:

I made it into the shop today, Monday.

My wife selected the Goncalo Alves trimline pen. I replaced it with a Redheart Monte Blanc pen. I selected the Olive Wood pen that Jeff made and I replaced it with a Holly Slimline. I selected the Mongo Cream pen blank and I replaced it with a Cocobolo blank.

I also added to the package:
Purpleherart (1)
Nicaraguan Rosewood (1)
Bloodwood (1)
Bing Cherry (1)
Osage Orange Root (6)
Red/White/Blue Corian (1)
Smoke Wood Bush (5)
Blackwood (4)
Figured Maple (5)
Figured Oak (6)

The wood in the picture The red/white/blue Corian, SmokeBush, Osage Orange Root, Cocobolo, Purpleheart, Nicauragan Rosewood, Bloodwood, Bing Cherry.

Second row, Figured maple, Figured Oak, Figured Cherry (didn’t make the package no room), Blackwood.

The smokebush was a planting in my yard in New Jersey. The New Jersey Department of roads also planted them along the highways. They have green leaves and the tips have a growth that looks like smoke Similar to this.

I had some dead branches and imagine my surprise when I found this lemon yellow with red streaks wood. I kept all of the dead branches.

The figured maple crotch and figured Oak crotch were pieces of wood given to me by the sawmill owner. The Osage Orange root was from a tree that fell into the stream in my back yard. The bing cherry was from a fruit tree that didn’t make it.

The maple came from a log that was being cutup for firewood. It was a crotch with about 5 branches and about 3’ across. The sawmill owner cut it into fireplace sized chunks to get into my car. It is some beautiful wood.

Here are some pictures of my pen cases.

The figured oak is on the left and the figured maple is in the middle of the last set.

It should be in the mail tomorrow.

The people that follow me should take a couple of the misc additions that I added. There should be enough for everyone.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia karsonwm@gmail.com †

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#6 posted 02-26-2008 12:06 AM

Wow, thanks Karson. Looks like the next Jock will have quite a nice selection of items! Very cool…

-- Tim D. - Woodstock, GA

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#7 posted 02-26-2008 01:38 AM

Thanks for filling up the box Karson! Way to pay it forward! Tim is gonna get a nice return on this boxes little journey.

-- I am always doing what I cannot do yet, in order to learn how to do it. - Van Gogh -- http://blanchardcreative.etsy.com -- http://snbcreative.wordpress.com/

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#8 posted 02-27-2008 03:58 AM

Sounds like the pen trade box is getting full! Karson, very nice pen collection you have there with some great wood species. If you are interested in some wild pear (smells like cat urine when being turned but looks great when finished) let me know and the next time I have some I will send it your way. Tim, you will have to let all of us know what the box has when it finally makes it way back to you.

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

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#9 posted 02-27-2008 04:26 PM

Yep, quite a great box we’re getting here. I’ll make sure to get some pics of everything once it gets back to me and share thouse with everyone.

-- Tim D. - Woodstock, GA

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#10 posted 02-27-2008 05:10 PM

Oh Jeff, you should be in sales. I bet it looks great… but ;-P

-- I am always doing what I cannot do yet, in order to learn how to do it. - Van Gogh -- http://blanchardcreative.etsy.com -- http://snbcreative.wordpress.com/

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#11 posted 02-28-2008 03:16 AM

Package put in the mail today. Yesterday was attending the fine arts fair with David, where he won his blue ribbon on his Outdoor Plant Stand.

So I got it in the mail today.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia karsonwm@gmail.com †

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#12 posted 02-28-2008 04:46 PM

Thanks Karson.

Frank – I bet you can hardly think straight in anticipation of this cornucopia of pen making goodies… :-)

-- Tim D. - Woodstock, GA

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#13 posted 02-28-2008 09:49 PM

Fantabulis

-- Bob Lance, DE

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#14 posted 02-29-2008 03:17 AM

I don’t now about Franks anticipation but I’m gittin jittery.

-- Andy Stark

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#15 posted 03-01-2008 04:21 PM

The pen package arrived at my home yesterday afternoon, I have not had a chance to
open it and go through it. With an outside temperature of -5 f my oil burner decided that it was the optimal time cease functioning. The HVAC mechanic has no heat ironic aint it. I will dig into the box this evening and get it on its way Monday. I will post then as to its additions and destination.
Just wanted to update everyone.
Frank

-- Frank Auge---Nichols NY----"My opinion is neither copyrighted nor trademarked, but it is price competitive."

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