Pen Turners' Swap - Round 3 #4: Is the grass REALLY blue???

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Blog entry by itsme_timd posted 11-12-2008 04:40 PM 953 reads 1 time favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Hi there fellow Lumberjocks!

I’ve got the latest update on the pen box for everyone. I looked at a spreadsheet wrong and thought Woodtreker was next in line. Oops… The box made a stop at me2cyclops’s in Georgia and is NOW on it’s way to Woodtreker’s in Kentucky. We’re on track now, I promise… at least I think… no, I’m sure – we’re on track now.

We’re moving along nicely on this one and getting some great stuff. If you missed the post from me2cyclops take a look here – he added some great alternative materials like antler and shell casings. Cool!

Keep your eyes open – we’re going to post a separate blog for our challenge pens, we’re still working out the details but hope to have something soon. Thanks again to Karson and SteveN for giving us some great challenge materials. I’ve made my 391 pen and after taking a bunch of pics it’s now my new favorite and daily usage pen!

Thanks everyone!

Here’s the map…

-- Tim D. - Woodstock, GA

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#1 posted 11-12-2008 05:46 PM

Looks good and still moving.

-- 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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#2 posted 11-12-2008 11:15 PM

looks like I’ve got a little bit to wrack my brain over what blanks I’ll share this go round.

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

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#3 posted 11-16-2008 04:24 AM

Hey I got it today!!! I took out lots of stuff… Especially some of the native wood blanks from Georgia… Thanks Billy and Tim!!! Although I live in KY… GA is my home state… The magnolia, chinaberry, dogwood, sweet gum was just what I wanted… I cannot wait to turn the two challenges… I have the perfect pen kits to try out… More on that later…

I filled it back up with Kentucky native woods… Some nicely figured maple, segemented blanks that I made from walnut and maple… I keep them long so you could cut the blank sizes you needed… There is some Kentucky Coffee tree in there as well… It looks like an oak but has a deep almost 3D look to the grain that pops… Makes a beautiful pen… Also some really nice apple wood… It makes beautiful pens and this had some figure to it…

I also put in some red oak and then some Kentucky Tobacco Sticks… The sticks are oak but since they have been used over the years to hang tobacco in KY barns some have some pretty variations in texture and color… You can smell the tobacco when you turn it… I put in one of the pens that I made to show what it looks like… I also put in several pieces of various sizes of KY White Tail Deer Antler… It stinks when you turn it but it sure makes beautiful pens… I cannot keep any they sell so well…

I will send it on next week… Thanks to all!!!!

-- Derrel Frankfort, KY

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#4 posted 11-17-2008 03:11 PM

Waiting with baited breath…

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

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#5 posted 11-17-2008 09:22 PM

Very cool, sounds like some great stuff in the box! Hey Derrel – Any pics you can share with us???

-- Tim D. - Woodstock, GA

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#6 posted 11-18-2008 03:19 AM

glad you liked the chinaberry it’s been my fav to turn lately.
that wood came from my front yard

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#7 posted 11-20-2008 06:43 PM

I could not find the camera so no pictures yet… But I plan to take soml of the challenges anl some of the stuff I got.. It was FUN!!!! I would love some more GA wood if you guys want some KY stuff in return…

-- Derrel Frankfort, KY

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