Pen Turners' Swap #2 #7: A hop, skip and a jump...

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Blog entry by itsme_timd posted 08-27-2008 10:21 PM 817 reads 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 6: Chasing the end of summer, more time to turn pens? Part 7 of Pen Turners' Swap #2 series Part 8: Marvelous Minnesota! »

Hi Everyone,

A quick and easy trip for the pen box this time. It made the short jump over to Ryno101’s in no time at all. He sounds extremely excited to dig into this! Funny how all of us (supposed) grown folks get so childish over a box full of sticks. Remember Lincoln Logs??? Those were awesome…

Annny-how… the box is in great hands now and I know from the past posts that he’ll enjoy what awaits him when he opens this up. I’m actually starting to get some stuff prepped for Round 3 already, I have a stack of super Brazilian Cherry that I’ll be dropping in the box on the next trip!

Here’s the latest map:

RIKKOR – You’re next on the list! TedM regretfully stepped out to try and avoid a long delay getting to and from Canada, we appreciate his sacrifice. Next round we’ll see if we can get a few more of our Northern Neighbors to join us so we can send it around in Canada for a while then drop it back into the states. Are you Canadian turners listening??? Let us know if you’d like to be in Round 3 – we’re getting on the tail end of Round 2 soon!

-- Tim D. - Woodstock, GA

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#1 posted 08-28-2008 01:24 AM

Great glad to see it’s on the move again.

I posted on the #6 blog that it might be beneficial to write on the blank what the wood species is or use some masking tape and write on the tape . That way the person receiving the pen blank would know what it was.

-- 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 †

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#2 posted 08-28-2008 02:24 AM

appreciate that you did just that Karson!

also glad I didn’t spring for the extra $30 bucks for the overnight shipping they seem to have done for free anyhow.

-- I am always doing what I cannot do yet, in order to learn how to do it. - Van Gogh -- --

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#3 posted 08-28-2008 03:44 AM

So… many… blanks…
By my count, there are over 120 blanks in this box…

I’m making careful selections, I’ll post a few teaser pics later for those still down the line.

BTW, scottb, I saw the same mystery wood, (orange-ish, maybe spalted?) and thought it might be maple, but I could be wrong.

And, I agree… labeling is important, there’s so much in there it’s easy to lose track, and with all the shipping and whatnot, the labels on the plastic bags are wearing off!

-- Ryno

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#4 posted 08-28-2008 04:30 AM

So, before I head off to dream about turning pens from all this wonderful wood… here’s a peek at what’s inside:

Blanks, blanks and more blanks. Everyone has been so generous sharing, it’s great to be a part of this.

I had a few kits and some blanks ready to go…

For kits, I’ve added a pill holder (fun and easy to turn) and a set of slimline pen and pencil kits in copper:

For blanks, I’ve added chokecherry burl, mesquite and some local stuff, apple from my father’s back yard with a nice mix of heart/sapwood that turns beautifully.

I have a couple of other goodies going in, I’ll post before I mail it out. I’m hoping to turn this around quickly and get the box on it’s way to Rikkor before the weekend. If he’s anything like I was knowing I was next in line, he’s probably just about bursting at the seams by now!

-- Ryno

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#5 posted 08-29-2008 08:08 PM

The last two goodies are in the box!

Heading out to the post office, getting this box moving on its way to rikkor.

Thanks for including me, this has been so much fun!

Can’t wait for Round 3!

-- Ryno

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#6 posted 08-29-2008 08:17 PM

WOW! Goodies is an understatement!

Thanks Ryno, those are gorgeous pens – I appreciate you joining us on our journey!

-- Tim D. - Woodstock, GA

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#7 posted 08-29-2008 09:21 PM

The anticipation mounts… At least this time I have a few things ready to go into the box. I should be able to do a fairly quick turn on it.

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#8 posted 08-31-2008 11:45 PM

I can’t wait…already have stuff packed ready to add.

-- Sure Dear, I can make that for you. Lemme just run out and get a tool I need for that.

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