Pen Turners' Swap #2 #12: Round 2 is COMPLETE!

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Blog entry by itsme_timd posted 10-10-2008 11:17 PM 1014 reads 0 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Hi there Lumberjocks,

We did it, again! The 2nd Pen Turners’ Swap is complete, I received the box yesterday. What a box it is – lots of really great stuff in here….

The map…

Here’s the box, literally overflowing with pen turning goodness.

Now feast your eyes on THIS…

What an awesome assortment of blanks! Now check out these finished pens and kits.

WOW! There’s tons of great stuff in here, the camera doesn’t come close to showing the gem-like sheen (there’s a word for it but it escapes me right now) on the maple in the back. There’s some neet laminated maple/oak and maple/cherry blanks. And some composite decking material too (Scott, did you do that?) that I’m looking forward to trying out. Some really nice cedar, CA Olive, camphor, walnut, spalted oak, and on and on!

A HUGE THANKS to all the Lumberjocks that participated in the swap, you guys all really make this an awesome thing. I’ve got some great stuff to try out in the shop and I know others got the same when the box came there way. Gimme a few days and I’ll get Round 3 going… still time if anyone else wants to get in on the fun.

-- Tim D. - Woodstock, GA

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#1 posted 10-10-2008 11:27 PM

yep, the composite decking came from here (salvaged from a deck we redid), also put in the laminated blanks…

isn’t it great what 5 blanks, kits and pens begat?

Looking forward to the next trip!

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

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#2 posted 10-10-2008 11:57 PM

another wonderful adventure!!
Congratulations on another success. Sounds like everyone had a great time

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#3 posted 10-11-2008 12:18 AM


Thanks for setting this up… it’s great to be part of such a generous group!

Have fun… keep plenty for yourself, you deserve it for getting this going!

Looking forward to Round 3!

-- Ryno

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#4 posted 10-11-2008 12:39 AM

To bad I don’t turn. Looks like fun.

-- BLOG -

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Don Newton

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#5 posted 10-11-2008 01:44 AM

Good for you pen turners!!! Looks like a good time was had by all.

-- Don, Pittsburgh

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#6 posted 10-11-2008 01:49 AM

ok…i thought this was lumber Jocks not lumbercocks? Either way…we know how to handle our wood! Congrats on a successful adventure…looks like a new box will be needed…

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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#7 posted 10-11-2008 03:48 AM

Can’t wait until round 3. Thanks again for organizing, Tim.

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

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#8 posted 10-11-2008 04:19 AM

Ooopsss…. had a typo on the map but fixed it. Amazing how one letter can make something sound dirty… :-)

Everyone’s quite welcome for the organizing part, my pleasure – I’m having a good time with it, too!

-- Tim D. - Woodstock, GA

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Martin Sojka

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#9 posted 10-11-2008 09:42 PM

Congrats Tim! Round 3 please ;)

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#10 posted 10-11-2008 09:46 PM

I’m in.

Just a suggestion: Let’s all vow to put at least one finished pen into the box for round three.

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#11 posted 10-12-2008 12:16 AM

Glad that it made the way around the USA. A wonderful trip.

-- 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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#12 posted 10-12-2008 04:45 PM

Count me in for round three…can’t wait!

-- Billy, Jacksonville

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#13 posted 10-12-2008 05:56 PM

wow, what a great collection of goodies!

-- Ned - 2B1ASK1

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#14 posted 11-08-2008 04:49 AM

I’m up for putting in a pen for three…. I didn’t have the chance for round 2 as I got the box shortly after several cousins, nieces and nephews graduated.

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

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