Pen Turners' Swap #6: The pen box is back in the USA!

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Blog entry by itsme_timd posted 04-13-2008 01:25 AM 971 reads 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 5: We're on the move again... welcome to Canada! Part 6 of Pen Turners' Swap series Part 7: Final stop on our North American tour! »

My sources tell me the pen box is back in the USA and in the hands of our fellow turner, Rikkor. I hear the box is impressive, I believe Rikkor said he was “astonished” when he received the package… I’l llet him fill everyone in from there. Quite a journey we’ve taken here, thanks again everyone!

-- Tim D. - Woodstock, GA

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#1 posted 04-13-2008 01:48 AM

Hi Tim,

I don’t know if we can get Rikkor away from his lathe long enough to comment on it or not. :)

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#2 posted 04-13-2008 10:26 AM

Well, the box arrived about two thirty Saturday afternoon. It was so heavy I had to assume that someone was using steel ball bearings for packing material. When I opened it up and had pulled out all the goodies…, well there are five pen kits, there are nine finished pens, and there are 47 blanks. Forty seven! That understates it, too. Several of the blanks are big enough to yield two, four or more each. I laid them all out, and took a picture. As soon as I sort through some computer issues I will post it. It certainly has been worth the wait.

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#3 posted 04-13-2008 11:00 AM

OK, sorted through that mess. Here’s the picture of the “Bounty of the Box.”
Pen Blanks

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#4 posted 04-19-2008 05:30 PM

The box is on the way to Nils.

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#5 posted 04-19-2008 05:40 PM

I keep watching this adventure and with each entry I tell myself I need to try this turning thing. Of course I don’t have a lot of time, nor do I have the right equipment, but looking at all this really neat stuff just calls me to come and play. This has been a most entertaining trip.

-- Working at Woodworking

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#6 posted 04-19-2008 06:00 PM

OK, I’m ready and waiting. I hope I can lift the thing when it arrives!

I’ll be sure to take a few pics of the bounty when it gets here.

-- Nils Davis, Menlo Park, CA

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#7 posted 04-20-2008 04:40 AM

Russel, I believe the sensible thing to do would be to go get a lathe tomorrow and be ready for Round 2. That would give you a bit of practice time before the box made it to you!

We’ve almost completed the circle here, after Nils it’s back to me – feels like Christmas!

-- Tim D. - Woodstock, GA

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