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Pen Turners' Swap - Round 3 #3: 2 Down, on our way to Florida

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Blog entry by itsme_timd posted 10-24-2008 08:32 PM 1106 reads 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Hi Everyone,

We’ve made stops and Karson’s and SteveN’s place and got some great stuff added to the box. We’ve got a couple of challenges going on now – let’s see what we can do. The box is on it’s way to Florida now to spend some time with brewtang. Here’s the latest map…

Now here’s another challenge for those that participated in Round 2… let’s see some pens! We had some great materials come around in that batch as well and we want to see some pens! If you post a project with some pens please feel free to drop a comment in the blog here. Maybe we can use the tag ‘PT2’ for any pens from Round 2 and ‘PT3’ for this round… Any thoughts are welcome.

Thanks,

Tim

-- Tim D. - Woodstock, GA



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Karson

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#1 posted 10-24-2008 09:43 PM

That would be a neet way to keep track of the pen work. But remember to put in challenge391 also if you are making pens from my wood and challenge391b if you are using Steve’s spalted willow.

Tim I sent you a reply to your message and it was correct. Sometimes other e-mail survices think bigfoot.com is a spammer site and they block e-mails from it.

-- 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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brewtang

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#2 posted 11-05-2008 03:25 AM

Well I received the box on Friday. Sorry for the delay in posting…with Halloween, and being in Jacksonville…Florida / Georgia on Saturday. And since I went to Florida, I was a bit busy. I had great fun looking through the box with my wife and picking stuff out. I forgot to take a picture of the stuff that I took out…but here is a picture of the stuff that I added:

pen trade add ins

I’ve got a couple pens made tonight out of a couple of the blanks that I took. I’ll get a blog post up in the next day or so with pictures of those. Also, Tim where did you get the red acrylic blank that you used for the pen you put in the box? I really like it.

-- Billy, Jacksonville

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itsme_timd

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#3 posted 11-05-2008 06:43 PM

Hey Billy, this is some good looking stuff, thanks! Even with the FL/GA comments we’ll still let you stick around for the rest of the trade. :-)

I actually got that Acrylic from another IAP member at Penturners.org, I purchased some IBO from him and he was nice enough to toss that in for me. That was one of my favorites, too. I was looking at the pics I posted after I sent it off and started to feel a bit selfish that I didn’t keep it! ;-) I think it went really well with the black chrome Patriot kit, too.

-- Tim D. - Woodstock, GA

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me2cyclops

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#4 posted 11-09-2008 05:51 PM

wow! it’s just like christmas
I think the REAL challange is not turning pens from the beautiful wood that you take from the box, it’s trying to make wood you didn’t take and what you put back fit in that little cardboard box!
I took 391,391b,olive,zebrawood,pink ivory,spalted oak,sweet gum and bubinga

put back in homegrown chinaberry,black and white ebony,homegrown cherry,curly koa,norfolk pine,silk oak,pink acrylester,antler,44 mag shell casings,bloodwood,black palm and mahogony

back on the road monday!

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itsme_timd

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#5 posted 11-09-2008 08:00 PM

That sounds great, some nice homegrown products and I personally love seeing alternative stuff like the antler and shell casings.

I looked at the list wrong and I think I got Woodtreker excited too soon. :-) However, you are the next one in line now! Oops! I’ll update the blog showing the trip.

-- Tim D. - Woodstock, GA

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Karson

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#6 posted 11-12-2008 05:45 PM

We’ll have to talk to the post office and see if they can come up with an even bigger “Flat Rate Box”

I think the first time people were taking 1 or 2 blanks. Now they are taking 6-8 blanks and replacing with 10-12 blanks. We are really getting some wood spread around. It’s nice that people are using some home based woods that they didn’t have to pay $5.00 a blank. It doesn’t feel that I put in $25.00 worth of wood, payed $13.00 to ship and all I got is a couple of blanks. It’s cheaper to just buy the blanks.

This has been fun. and I enjoy spreading the wealth of woods. I’ve probably got 1,000 blanks cut of local woods and I know I’ll never make that many pens.

-- 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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SteveN

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#7 posted 11-12-2008 08:16 PM

Karsen,

Pick out the really premium blanks and eBay the rest.

-- Steve Nearman, FurnitureRepair.net, ProRestorers.org, Fredericksburg, VA

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Napaman

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#8 posted 11-13-2008 04:21 AM

oooohh…this is gonna be fun…my big worry—-it gets to me the week i am gone…does anyone know how well redwoood wood turn??? I know its soft…but i have tons of clear heart redwood from my deck…and i know that it may be hard for some people to get away from the left coast…

matt

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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Napaman

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#9 posted 11-13-2008 04:23 AM

oooohh…this is gonna be fun…my big worry—-it gets to me the week i am gone…does anyone know how well redwoood wood turn??? I know its soft…but i have tons of clear heart redwood from my deck…and i know that it may be hard for some people to get away from the left coast…

matt

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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