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Pen Turners' Swap #2 #3: And the pen journey continues...

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Blog entry by itsme_timd posted 07-11-2008 05:37 PM 760 reads 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 2: On the road again... Part 3 of Pen Turners' Swap #2 series Part 4: It's like Christmas in July... »

Our swap continues as the box has made its way from Trifern in Illinois to Huckleberry in Indiana.

Trifern added some really nice goodies to the box. Hopefully Huckleberry can enjoy the bounty of blanks… the plethora of pens… before he sends it along. :-)

-- Tim D. - Woodstock, GA



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Karson

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#1 posted 07-11-2008 08:34 PM

It should be showing up here in a week or so. I better get my supplies ready.

-- 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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trifern

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#2 posted 07-12-2008 05:42 AM

I’ll be anxious to see what everyone else gives and takes.

-- My favorite piece is my last one, my best piece is my next one.

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ShannonRogers

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#3 posted 07-17-2008 12:36 AM

Sorry Karson, it made a stop about an hour south of you in northern MD. Just got home and found the box on my doorstep. This thing is heavy!!!

-- The Hand Tool School is Open for Business! Check out my blog and podcast "The Renaissance Woodworker" at www.renaissancewoodworker.com

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Karson

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#4 posted 07-17-2008 11:03 PM

Shannon:

Well looking at your location. You are about 3 hours north-west of me. My daughter lives in Reistertown, MD Maybe some day I’ll stop over for a cup of coffee and trade some sawdust.

-- 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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Huckleberry

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#5 posted 07-21-2008 04:00 AM

Sorry that I did not leave a post or pictures with the schedule I was on I just wanted to pass the box on. I really hope that we continue to do this it is neat to see the different pens, kits, and blanks that were in there.

-- I cut it twice and the damn thing is still too short!@#$% https://kata.sendlane.com/view/diyers

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ShannonRogers

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#6 posted 07-21-2008 05:39 AM

OK here we go. Spent the weekend knee deep in some sawdust from my lathe. I cracked open the box on Thursday and spent several wonderful hours just digging through all the surprise within.
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I took out a great Maple Burl Euro style pen. I got some nice comments on it while using it at work on Friday too. I also took out the following blanks: Dogwood, Maple Burl, Amboyna, Brazilian Rosewood, and Curly Maple.
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Here is what I put back in:
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I made a Wall Street pen in black and gold. This is the first of this style that I have made and I really like it. Very simple to make with just one barrel yet very elegant in finished product. I used a curly Walnut blank that I have had hanging around for some time. Then I added to that a Rhodium Patriot pen kit and Screw cap Classic kit. Finally I added a bunch of blanks. Curly Koa, Spalted Maple (I harvested this myself), and Quilted Maple.

Karson, this will get mailed on Monday and there is some great stuff coming your way! As a parting shot, here is a pic of another Wall Street pen I made with the Brazilian Rosewood that I took from the box.

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-- The Hand Tool School is Open for Business! Check out my blog and podcast "The Renaissance Woodworker" at www.renaissancewoodworker.com

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trifern

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#7 posted 07-21-2008 05:44 AM

Cool stuff. Thanks for the update.

-- My favorite piece is my last one, my best piece is my next one.

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Karson

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#8 posted 07-22-2008 02:45 AM

I’m waiting

-- 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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