Pen Turners' Swap - Round 3 #1: Getting started and verifying info.

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Blog entry by itsme_timd posted 10-14-2008 07:02 PM 1174 reads 0 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Hi Lumberjocks,

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

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View CanadianWoodChuck's profile


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#1 posted 10-14-2008 11:35 PM

What did you decide about shipping to Canada. I know its expensive for the shipper and I’ll likely get dinged with duty and GST when it comes in. If its too much hassle let me know and I will bow out, it would be fun to be included but not at the expense of another lumberjock. Keep me posted.

-- Wood Chuck (Bruce)

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#2 posted 10-14-2008 11:51 PM

19 sounds like a lot of people climbing on the bandwagon.

-- 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 †

View Russel's profile


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#3 posted 10-14-2008 11:56 PM

That’s a lot of folks alright, but for those of us who don’t turn (yet), it just adds to the enjoyment of watching the travels. And I’ll echo what Tim said, PICTURES. This is fun for us watching too, and pictures make it easier to watch. So, have at it folks, the eyes of LJ are upon you.

-- Working at Woodworking

View Napaman's profile


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#4 posted 10-15-2008 12:20 AM

soory…I added to the bandwagon…but I havwe been “a-watchin” for too long…just excited to be able to take part…

Thanks for organizing all of this tim…

is the list of jocks the order of the journey??? or is that not the order?


-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

View rb765's profile


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#5 posted 10-15-2008 12:51 AM

Yeah baby…I’m in…

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

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#6 posted 10-15-2008 01:04 AM

Thanks Tim for organizing again. What a fun project.

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#7 posted 10-15-2008 01:10 AM

this is fun to watch (just in case you were killing yourself for nothing tim!)... one of these days I hope to be in a position to participate.

View itsme_timd's profile


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#8 posted 10-15-2008 01:38 AM

Yep, 19 is a lot… I contemplated splitting into 2 groups but if everyone keeps a tight schedule we should be able to make it happen. We’ll see how this one goes…

Matt, that’s not the order – I think it’s alphabetical (or close to it!) I should be able to post the order soon.

Karson has made a special request to get the box first, trust me – everyone we’ll be OK with that! :-) After that we’ll probably go geographically – at least for the most part.

-- Tim D. - Woodstock, GA

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#9 posted 10-15-2008 05:46 PM

note to self… watch out for the LJ enforcers…

used to have a t-shirt with ‘Procrastinators do it tomorrow’ on it.

I’ve gotten better.

-- Ned - 2B1ASK1

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#10 posted 10-16-2008 02:30 AM

Karson can go first as long as I am second…HAHHAAHA….just kidding…I just hope Karson gets some goods…so will the remaining part of Trade #2 be in the box to start if off??? That way Karson and all the people going first have stuff to choose from…but if people dont take a lot out—-the box will get really heavy!!!

Just out of curriosity—-APPROXIMATELY how much is it to ship it on to the next person?

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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