Well, it’s about that time – Round 3 will be starting very soon! I’m getting the list together and trying to verify some info. We’ve got a BIG group this time so we’ll need everyone’s help to make sure this goes well and as quickly as possible. As of right now I’ve got 19 confirmed for Round 3. Even if we hold the box 2 days and it takes 3 to ship it we’re looking at a minimum of a couple of months to get this completed. Since Round 2 took 4 months with half as many people… ya’ know?!
I’ve had a few requests from folks on shipping, themes, what to include, etc. With all the feedback we’ve accomodated everything the best we could.
We want to keep this casual, if we get too structured it will lose some of the fun-ness. But… we’ve had a few things come up in the first 2 round we’d like to try to avoid in Round 3.Some notes/requests/etc.: If you don’t read the rest of the blog please read this!
- Puh-lease make sure to move the box along quickly! Have your stuff ready to go in when you get the box and that will make this much easier.
- If you are able, please trade a finished pen – lots of folks would like to see more finished pens. Anything with alternative materials, unusual kits, interesting turnings will be appreciated. Celtic knot anyone??? :-)
- Make sure to blog! We want pictures! We won’t all get to see what everyone puts in personally, but the posts and pics let us all enjoy it – and maybe even get a little jealous of you…
- Identify your goodies. Let us know what type of wood it is – mark it on the wood, or what your pen kit is – finished or not. On the kits let us know where the kit is from so we can get instructions and bushings. Put your username on your stuff, too.
That’s about it for the “rules” – I don’t want to make it too structured.
List of traders for Round 3
I know, I know… a long post, but it had to be done. If your name is not on the list above then I don’t have you on for Round 3. I’ve sent PM’s to a few folks but have not heard back. I’m shipping the box out on Thursday so if you want to be included please let me know!
-- Tim D. - Woodstock, GA