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Pen Turners' Swap #2 #4: It's like Christmas in July...

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Blog entry by itsme_timd posted 07-17-2008 09:16 PM 897 reads 0 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 3: And the pen journey continues... Part 4 of Pen Turners' Swap #2 series Part 5: Big Box o' Blanks »

Ho, Ho, Ho Lumberjocks! The presents keep circulating among us pen turners and the box is currently in the hands of ShannonRogers in beautiful Maryland. Shannon dropped me a PM when he received the box and I can tell he’s excited to dig into it. :-)

Here’s our updated map…

Good news for Karson, the box doesn’t have far to travel when in leaves Shannon’s hands!

-- Tim D. - Woodstock, GA



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Grant Davis

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#1 posted 07-17-2008 10:26 PM

Dang it, I should have signed up for this…....It crossed over my state without even a stop anywhere.

-- Grant...."GO BUCKEYES"

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trifern

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#2 posted 07-17-2008 11:31 PM

Let’s see some pics of the goodies!

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

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itsme_timd

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#3 posted 07-25-2008 04:40 PM

Hey Everyone – you can see Shannon’s additions to the box (great stuff!) back here...

Karson – has the box made it to your humble home yet???

-- Tim D. - Woodstock, GA

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#4 posted 07-26-2008 07:24 PM

The Box arrived on the 23rd of July. It’s starting to show some bent corners from all of it’s travels. I opted to leave the box alone and add my stuff.

Here is what I found when I opened it.

I took out a Pen and Pencil set and a Piece of Koa.

I knew the box was coming so I set out to get some blanks ready. Over the Memorial Day weekend, my son-in-law help me cut 7 dead trees that were on my property. This is the wood pile.

It turns out that there was some spalted oak and spalted holly in those trees.


So I cut some blanks.

I went to my stash stored in some totes outside and picked up this.

It’s some Osage Orange Root, and Maple crotch and Oak crotch, and Cherry crotch.

So I made up some packages of blanks.


I ran out of baggies so I got some today and got the box all packed up. Too late to hit the PO so It will go Monday.

Here’s what I added.
Figured Oak Crotch (6); Figured Maple Crotch (6); Osage Orange root (6); Big Leaf Maple Burl (Oregon) (5); Cherry Crotch (6); Camphor (5 long, 4 shorts); Spalted Oak (8); Sapele (6); Red Cedar (7); Desert Ironwood (1); Curly Oak (5); Spalted Holly (13); Sasafrass (7); Nicaguran Rosewood (1);

A total of 86 Blanks. The Box is now full. You guys that are following me make sure that you take a selection of the choices. I won’t feel bad if you take 6-7 pieces and only put one back. I’m just trying to spread the wealth of stuff that I have.

Tim you might want to put me on the front of distribution #3 so everyone will get some of these choice blanks.

On the spalted Holly I hope when you turn them that the spalt shows up. Otherwise it will be just plain Holly. The spalting was not very heavy.

-- 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 07-26-2008 09:16 PM

WOW! Amazingly generous Karson, those are some great looking blanks!

I turned a piece of the orange root you sent around last time and it is amazing, very unique with great contrasting yellow/brown grain pattern. There’s a pic of it here, but it doesn’t do it justice.

I know everyone will enjoy your additions – thanks again Karson!

-- Tim D. - Woodstock, GA

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#6 posted 07-27-2008 03:04 AM

Great stuff Karson!

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

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#7 posted 07-27-2008 03:48 AM

Oops! Correction – what I turned was the smokewood bush and not the orange root!

-- Tim D. - Woodstock, GA

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#8 posted 07-27-2008 01:22 PM

I’m just getting caught up on the swap. Looks like every one is in for a treat when the box gets to them. Those nice some nice looking blanks Karson.

-- Andy Stark

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#9 posted 07-27-2008 01:30 PM

Karson, I’ve said it before: you are beyond generous.

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#10 posted 07-28-2008 05:00 AM

Karson, let me add my thanks to this… So incredibly generous.

Great stuff… 86 blanks?!? Wow.

-- Ryno http://shawsheenwoodworks.com

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#11 posted 07-28-2008 06:14 AM

So now show me the pens. I gave you the wood now make something beautiful

-- 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 07-28-2008 06:42 AM

Hey send that back my way! Now I have to sign up for round #3 to get my hands on Karson’s bounty. I might make the drive over to DE under cover of darkness and raid his wood pile.

-- 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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#13 posted 07-28-2008 03:52 PM

Shannon, from the looks of it you better rent a U-Haul before you take that trip!

-- Tim D. - Woodstock, GA

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#14 posted 07-29-2008 05:43 AM

Tim:

The box was shipped today. Just a little note about the box. The counter man didn’t notice that it was a fixed rate box. He charged me by weight and it was 13.20 where as fixed rate was 12.95 I think. He said its weighs a lot more now than when it was shipped to me. Which means it some cases shipping by weight might be cheaper. Like I said in my post there is not any empty space in the box now.

Karson

-- 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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