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Pen Turners' Swap #2 #11: Last stop on the tour!

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Blog entry by itsme_timd posted 09-30-2008 10:30 PM 949 reads 0 times favorited 26 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 10: The box made it to CA! Part 11 of Pen Turners' Swap #2 series Part 12: Round 2 is COMPLETE! »

The box made it to rb765 today! Unfortuanately Ron (bigguy) had to ship it off a little quicker than expected – his job has kept him running the last few weeks. He did manage to get a bullet pen and add a few blanks to the box before sending it along.

The map:

Pen Trade Round 2 -

Soooo… we’re about to wrap this round up! Once it gets back to me I’ll go through everything and get us a fresh box, then we’ll get Round 3 going. If you’re interested please PM me and let me know! if you’re not sure what all this craziness is about check out this post.

Thanks to all who participated in Round 2!!!!

-- Tim D. - Woodstock, GA



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arw01

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#1 posted 09-30-2008 11:55 PM

I’m anxiously awaiting my stop on round three. Gonna put a couple blanks in there that none of you have seen!

There is a local fellow selling hundreds of pen kits and blanks at a probably yard sale this weekend. I might have to see what I can nab from there to put in also.

So far he wants to sell as a package yet, but he has too much to dump at those prices.

-- No good deed goes unpunished!

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kenn

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#2 posted 10-01-2008 02:22 AM

Sounds great, I’m ready for round three.

-- Every cloud has a silver lining

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Napaman

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#3 posted 10-01-2008 04:47 AM

I CANT WAIT…congrat’s to all the jocks that got to take part in the 2nd round…

arw01—-what prices is he asking??? maybe you can buy the lot and sell some to me :)

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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arw01

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#4 posted 10-01-2008 06:34 AM

He was still around $500 yesterday for the lot. I think it’s about 20% off. Not enough to entice me, because woodcraft prices are double what you can get the same kits for from other online retailers if you know who makes what and what they call them.

-- No good deed goes unpunished!

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rb765

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#5 posted 10-01-2008 09:28 AM

Yes, I got the box and had a chance to look at it a bit. I will be trading up some blanks. I will be adding some nice Olive crotch, Jumbo Tulip Wood, Peruvian Walnut, Purple heart, and who knows what else. There was not much in the way of pens or kits left, but a ton of blanks. I still need to figure out how to post pictures, but will do the best I can in the morning. I should be able to get the box on it’s way back to Tim before work tomorrow.

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

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rb765

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#6 posted 10-01-2008 06:04 PM

Ok here it goes. Her is what I received in the mail.

What I received

Once I pulled it open, I found

The Box within the Box

Because everything was in kinda a mess, I tried to get everything organized. Here are the kits

Kits

The Pens
Pens

And what I was waiting for, the blanks
Lots of Blanks

More Blanks

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

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rb765

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#7 posted 10-01-2008 06:09 PM

I will post what I took out and put in shortly, but now it’s time to sleep. I only get a couple hours sleep when I get home from work then have to get up to take my son to school (we live out of district, so no free bus service for us). Then I usually catch a few more hours when I get home, but I wanted to post this first. Good night everyone.

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

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itsme_timd

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#8 posted 10-01-2008 06:29 PM

Awesome, thanks! Lots to dream about while your sleeping!!! ;-)

-- Tim D. - Woodstock, GA

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rb765

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#9 posted 10-01-2008 11:08 PM

Here it is…What I removed

removed

and what I added

added

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

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Napaman

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#10 posted 10-02-2008 03:41 AM

wow…looks great rb!!!!!! I am sooo excited…but glad I will have time to make some pens before it gets back out to the WESt coast again….

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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itsme_timd

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#11 posted 10-02-2008 03:53 AM

Looks like a great swap – now I’M next in line! WOO-HOO!!! ;-)

-- Tim D. - Woodstock, GA

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Huckleberry

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#12 posted 10-02-2008 03:26 PM

I hope that we do this again. It is a real good thing that we have here with the swap. I already have some nice blanks set a side for this.

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

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rikkor

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#13 posted 10-02-2008 04:40 PM

There seems to be a real emphasis on pen blanks (a good thing!) and not as much on finished pens. Any thoughts on splitting it and have a swap for blanks, and a seperate swap for finished product?

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rb765

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#14 posted 10-02-2008 10:59 PM

I was hoping to see more finished pens myself as I am still a beginner and was hoping to see some of the other style pens for weight and feel. As for the split, might not be a bad idea. I just mailed the box and it was 16 lbs, so shipping was a bit more than anticipated. Or even limiting the box size to a large flat rate box.

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

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itsme_timd

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#15 posted 10-02-2008 11:17 PM

Well, we can let the masses decide about the split…

Would the folks that are taking part in Round 3 like to split completed pens from the blanks?
We could also do one box of blanks and one for kits and finished pens???

RB – We were supposed to keep that to the large flat rate box but the generosity of the LJ’s busted the seams! I might suggest in Round 3 that if you put in so much that it’s too much for the box then take some more out until it fits.

-- Tim D. - Woodstock, GA

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