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Pen Turners' Swap - Round 3 #2: And here we go!!!!

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Blog entry by itsme_timd posted 10-15-2008 11:53 PM 1568 reads 4 times favorited 23 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 1: Getting started and verifying info. Part 2 of Pen Turners' Swap - Round 3 series Part 3: 2 Down, on our way to Florida »

Here we go – Round 3 is underway!

First, here’s the map.

I’ve go the stops numbered but it might be hard to see on here. The trip will start in Georgia and go 1st to Karson in Delaware, drop south throw Virginia and Florida then bounce back up to Georgia as we cruise through Kentucky and Illinois. After that we jump back east for stops in Maryland, Pennsylvania, New Hampshire and New York. From New York we head north into Canada with a stop in Ontario. On our departure from Ontario will skip over to Minnesota then out the Pacific Northwest through beautiful Washington and Oregon. After this we’ll be tuckered out so we’ll slide down through California and slingshot back to Tennessee and finally back home to Georgia! WOW!

FYI ON POSTAGE – We’re using a large flat rate box to ship. We can go anywhere in the US for $12.95, and if you buy and print the postage online it’s only $12.50. Quite a bargain!

Now here’s the box as it looks leaving here – already STUFFED!

My takeaways from Round 2 are posted over on the Round 2 Blog, here’s what I added before starting Round 3.

My blanks include some Brazilian cherry, a stabilized and dyed corn cob (makes a cool pen!), some Dogwood I cut from a branch out of my friend’s yard, a piece of lacewood, a CSUSA acrylic called ‘Toucan’ and a piece of cherry that I glued some pickguard material in as an accent – I tried to make it interesting! I also added a satin nickel patriot kit – my kit selection was limited…

I picked a couple of my favorite finished pens and added those in as well. A black chrome patriot kit with a red and black swirl acrylic and an elegant American with grey fleck acrylic.

And Bob’s your uncle! (I love that saying…)

The box will leave Georgia tomorrow, actually just before I do with some travel to Chicago and Indy.

-- Tim D. - Woodstock, GA



23 comments so far

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scottb

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#1 posted 10-16-2008 12:01 AM

cool, it looks like i’ve got just enough time to finish up the yard work before my free days have me disappearing downstairs. I’ve got several blanks ready to go on the lathe, but not sure what Interesting blanks I have to trade with just yet.

-- I am always doing what I cannot do yet, in order to learn how to do it. - Van Gogh -- http://blanchardcreative.etsy.com -- http://snbcreative.wordpress.com/

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Karson

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#2 posted 10-16-2008 02:19 AM

Allright. I’m first and waiting. What a deal.

How many on the list Tim.

-- 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 karsonwm@gmail.com †

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itsme_timd

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#3 posted 10-16-2008 02:20 AM

Karson – 19 total, including me, in this round.

-- Tim D. - Woodstock, GA

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CanadianWoodChuck

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#4 posted 10-16-2008 03:25 AM

This is way cool – I can’t wait! Happy journey little pen stuff :)

-- Wood Chuck (Bruce) http://3dwoodworkingplans.com

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trifern

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#5 posted 10-16-2008 05:28 AM

Let the games begin!

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

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kenn

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#6 posted 10-16-2008 09:04 PM

that box looks stuffed before I get to add anything! Here we go.

-- Every cloud has a silver lining

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jimp

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#7 posted 10-16-2008 11:08 PM

I can’t wait!! Thanks for putting this together, Tim.

-- - Jim, Carroll, OH

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#8 posted 10-17-2008 01:00 AM

Aw cool! Probably be after Christmas before I see it, though.

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NedB

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#9 posted 10-17-2008 05:44 PM

I got ‘inspired’ last night and went out and dusted up my lathe… just practicing some spindle work. I also found all of my pen making supplies including a package of blanks I bought gasp at woodcraft this summer… hey I didn’t even know about LJ back then!

Going to have to get busy turning however, and planning on doing a lot of that saturday and sunday mornings this weekend. (afternoons are booked).

-- Ned - 2B1ASK1 http://nedswoodshop.blogspot.com

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Karson

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#10 posted 10-19-2008 01:18 AM

The Box arrived today Sat. Oct 18,2008.

It looks different from when I saw it last.

I removed some Ca Olive, TulipWood, Brazilian Cherry and Eucuaplus.

I added 6 Spalted Holly, 5 Spalted Maple and 18 Cherry Burl.

The reasion that I asked Tim for the number of people in this series is because i wanted to put in one pen blank for each person that is participating in Round #3.

I talked to Tim about this while Round 2 was still running. I had a cherry burl placed in my driveway and Yorkshire Stewart made a comment in “You might be a LumberJock if” and he referred to my post. ScottB stated that this log will always be known as #391.

So here is the Challenge I’m giving you one blank of Cherry Burl #391 and asking that you make a pen from it. Then post a picture of the blank, the pen and any repairs work you had to do in the blank.

Some of the blankls might be smaller, if the pen you are going to make can use the smaller blank, then take one of them.

Give the project a tag of Challenge391 so that we can all find the results of our pen turning.

Now get to work.

The spalted Holly and Spalted Maple

The Cherry Burl for Challenge #391

-- 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 karsonwm@gmail.com †

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itsme_timd

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#11 posted 10-19-2008 06:06 AM

Very awesome Karson! Thanks for sharing 391 with us. Looking forward to the challenge.

-- Tim D. - Woodstock, GA

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Lee A. Jesberger

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#12 posted 10-19-2008 10:55 PM

Hi Karson;

Looks like a great bit of fun!

Nice idea.

Lee

-- by Lee A. Jesberger http://www.prowoodworkingtips.com http://www.ezee-feed.com

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darryl

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#13 posted 10-20-2008 01:38 AM

dang it!!
I knew I should have signed up this time around!

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Karson

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#14 posted 10-22-2008 12:46 AM

The box was mailed today to SteveN. On it’s way to VA, Virginia that is.

-- 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 karsonwm@gmail.com †

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Karson

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#15 posted 10-22-2008 12:48 AM

Lee:

Got to share the wealth, of wood that is.

-- 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 karsonwm@gmail.com †

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