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Pen Turners' Swap - Round 3 #10: Wherefore art thou, Pen Trade Box?

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Blog entry by itsme_timd posted 01-26-2009 09:33 PM 1225 reads 0 times favorited 36 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 9: How much wood would a CanadianWoodChuck chuck??? Part 10 of Pen Turners' Swap - Round 3 series Part 11: Back in business, he pen trade box is on the move! »

<sigh> Looks like I’m bearing bad news today… here’s the scoop:

No pen trade box has make it to CanadianWoodChuck.
35 days ago NedB said he’d ship the box out the next day.
NedB hasn’t been on LJ in 27 days.
I’ve emailed, PM’d and left a voicemail for NedB with no response.

Last time we sent a box to Canada it took a while, over 3 weeks if I recall. However we are now over a month on this and we’ve not seen it in Canada yet. I assume the box is history but will wait until the end of January to call it as such. I PM’d Ned again today, hopefully I’ll hear back – I do hope everything is OK with Ned.

Thanks for participating everyone – I’ll update again if I hear anything or at the beginning of next week if I don’t.

-- Tim D. - Woodstock, GA



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Karson

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#1 posted 01-26-2009 09:35 PM

Thanks Tim I was thinking I’d not heard anything in a while. Hopefully Ned is all OK and that the Box finally shows up.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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CanadianWoodChuck

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#2 posted 01-26-2009 11:52 PM

I certainly hope all is well with Ned and I’m disappointed the box hasn’t arrived, maybe tomorrow, maybe the next day. :(

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

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rikkor

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#3 posted 01-27-2009 12:15 AM

Bummer!!!

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rb765

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#4 posted 01-27-2009 12:54 AM

Sometimes life happens. Hopefully whatever befell him will rectify itself soon and the trade can continue.

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

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Napaman

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#5 posted 01-27-2009 07:54 AM

oooh….wow…hope he is okay.

lets all send positive karma…

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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MsDebbieP

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#6 posted 01-27-2009 06:09 PM

life’s little challenges.
I, too, send my positive thoughts to everyone and to the box.

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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arw01

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#7 posted 01-27-2009 11:23 PM

Are there any woodnetters in NedB’s hometime to do a knock?

-- No good deed goes unpunished!

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trifern

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#8 posted 01-28-2009 03:29 AM

Perhaps it would be worth considering to send the package via UPS or FedEx next time. They may have better luck getting through customs as well as providing electronic tracking. Just a thought…

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

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itsme_timd

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#9 posted 01-28-2009 03:43 AM

I spoke with Ned before we setup the swap, I put him in in touch with Bruce to arrange delivery as Bruce offered to pay the difference to get the box to Canada.

Even with USPS you can get a tracking number though, I think they all it a Delivery Confirmation number.

-- Tim D. - Woodstock, GA

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arw01

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#10 posted 01-29-2009 06:33 AM

So where does NedB live. Have you reverse looked up the phone number? Anyone sent him a letter to remind him to send along the box?

-- No good deed goes unpunished!

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NedB

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#11 posted 01-31-2009 07:41 PM

At the moment, I hope that it is clearing customs. Folks I humbly apologize. I’ve had a perfect storm sort of month, and I’ll spare y’alll the more gory details, but both my computer dying and cell phone going missing for 2 weeks are among the highlights. The box is en route again after safely sitting in my living room while I dealt with the rest of my life. It went out on the 29th and should be arriving ‘soon’ once it clears customs.

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

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arw01

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#12 posted 01-31-2009 08:00 PM

I only lost my phone for 3 days in the back once while mowing. Still surprised I stumbled across it by accident.

I fear loosing it in the snow someday while shoveling!

Any photos Ned? We need a fix while we await Canadian customs. They can take a while!

-- No good deed goes unpunished!

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itsme_timd

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#13 posted 01-31-2009 08:29 PM

Thanks for the update Ned, glad you’re OK and hope all the storm clears soon.

I’ll get a new map and post soon.

-- Tim D. - Woodstock, GA

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NedB

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#14 posted 01-31-2009 09:35 PM


in all of its glory

the pen kit section

my contributions

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

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rikkor

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#15 posted 01-31-2009 10:49 PM

I, too, am glad “all is well.” I hope your crises have abated.

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