Pen Turners' Swap - Round 3 #12: Heading west!

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Blog entry by itsme_timd posted 02-20-2009 11:59 PM 3070 reads 0 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 11: Back in business, he pen trade box is on the move! Part 12 of Pen Turners' Swap - Round 3 series Part 13: Just a hop and a skip! »

Rikkor’s had his way with the pen trade goodies now and he’s been nice enough to repack in a new box and get things moving to arw01 in Washington state! Looking at the pics shows us there are a lot of great pens, kits and blanks in there.

PLEASE READ Since this trade is taking a while we have had some Jocks that have had to step out. We may have others that are no longer active so when you’re turn is up please send a PM to the person you are sending to before shipping the box. We may need to make some minor adjustments. If I know for sure that someone is stepping down then I’ll PM the person that would have shipped to that person.


And here’s our latest map:

-- Tim D. - Woodstock, GA

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#1 posted 02-21-2009 01:01 AM

I can hardly wait until it starts heading back east! Have some pens and blanks to trade for goodies in the box.
Maybe I will slip a couple of pieces of soapstone in for someone to turn into a pen.

-- Those that say it can't be done should not interrupt those who are doing it.

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#2 posted 02-21-2009 01:03 AM

I just had this explained on number 3 thanks guys I am too far away to be any good.Alistair

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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#3 posted 02-21-2009 01:18 AM

Tim D started a box with pen blanks, kits, and possibly some finished pens and sent it the first on a list of people who signed on several months ago for this trade. The second person took some stuff out, added more and sent it on. The idea is to trade even or trade up. I happen to be the last the line that sends it back to Tim. It will be the second such trade that I have participated in and hopefully will not be my last. It has made it to Canada twice, but not sure if it will stay international in the future or stay stateside. Anyways, I cannot wait for the box to get to me…

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

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#4 posted 02-24-2009 08:09 AM

There was a large door blocker awaiting my arrival home in the rain tonight! At least a little sun shone then.

My son was beside himself when I told him what that box was, he thought it sounded like legos at first.

Opened up the box and started to catch all the pen blanks and kits that exploded from that little poor box! It was kind of innocent looking here.

After half it’s contents were pulled out

Here they are all pilled up on each other. Like 3’ long here. Several types of antlers were included, so i will have to take a tough pick from those too!

Initial pass of what I think I will take for pen blanks. Don’t know if I grabbed the cherry burl challenge yet.

Will post photos of what I will be putting in tomorrow or Wednesday.

My son is rather enamored with the FD pen. I like the wood on that one. I think my favorite the Baron in the oak though. I have a REALLY tough time parting with my pens I’ve made, so it will be a couple of tough choices! The Curly maple Baron sure looks good too.

Pen kits, pen kits, where fore art though pen kits? Still deciding on what to pick out of them. Probably a slimline PSI kit, a baron, and one of the flat top chrome pens. A co-worker just ordered a Euro style in chrome today, so a flat top American style could be just the ticket. And he wanted it as a roller ball and if I’m not mistaken the Parker refills can be either one?

Just dropped all the remaining stuff into the box, it doesn’t fit without some packing. And I still need to get quite a bit of stuff in there still.

The box will back on the road Thursday I think!


-- No good deed goes unpunished!

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#5 posted 02-24-2009 07:30 PM

Very nice Alan! I think a little extra tape on that box and you should be fine! ;-)

-- Tim D. - Woodstock, GA

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#6 posted 02-25-2009 06:15 AM

The box already has a split side, so I’m thinking another new box will be in order!

-- No good deed goes unpunished!

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#7 posted 02-28-2009 10:03 PM

I shipped a new box off this morning to Vancouver. There is a little bitty about of space to stuff more in there, but the lid did have a bit of a bulge in it!

I’ll post up some pictures of what I put in later this weekend.

-- No good deed goes unpunished!

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#8 posted 03-02-2009 07:15 PM

I can’t wait until the box gets to Vancouver! It’s going to be like Christmas in March!

-- - Jim, Carroll, OH

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#9 posted 03-03-2009 11:56 PM

Here are the blanks I put in:

A close up of the sagebrush, the trick is getting a little of that yellow sapwood color into your blank. You have to drill real close to the edge!

And finally the pens I put in to the kit

-- No good deed goes unpunished!

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#10 posted 03-04-2009 12:16 AM

Wow, very nice stuff! Thanks for joining us on the trade. ;-)

-- Tim D. - Woodstock, GA

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#11 posted 03-04-2009 06:21 PM

Looks great!!! Enjoy!!!

-- Derrel Frankfort, KY

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