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Pen Turners' Swap - Round 3 #13: Just a hop and a skip!

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Blog entry by itsme_timd posted 03-04-2009 01:03 AM 2518 reads 0 times favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 12: Heading west! Part 13 of Pen Turners' Swap - Round 3 series Part 14: Now we're really moving! On to Napa! »

We didn’t even need to use a jump to get this one to its next destination! A quick trip across Washington state and the box will be in the hands of jimp. Jim is ready and waiting…

After that we drop down into wine country to visit Napaman, then to rb765 in SoCal before heading beck East to jeffthewoodwhacker and dropping back to Atlanta! We’ll get this thing completed after all. :-)

Here’s the map!

-- Tim D. - Woodstock, GA



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rb765

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#1 posted 03-04-2009 01:18 AM

Wow…it’s getting closer. I hope you don’t mind Tim, but I offered a couple local turners a chance to get in the trade with me. We will meet and do the trade as a group. Thanks again for doing this.

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

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CanadianWoodChuck

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#2 posted 03-04-2009 01:18 AM

Nice to see the box is moving along well, very well done Tim

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

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itsme_timd

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#3 posted 03-04-2009 01:24 AM

I don’t have any issue with a couple of locals getting in on the action, RB. No limit on takes and puts so I think we’re OK.

-- Tim D. - Woodstock, GA

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Karson

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#4 posted 03-04-2009 01:49 AM

Looks kind of like the snow map.

Great to see us alive again

-- 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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#5 posted 03-04-2009 01:50 AM

RB: There are probably not enough of the Challenge blanks for everyone to take any. I only put in one for each member of the original list.

-- 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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Napaman

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#6 posted 03-04-2009 08:00 AM

getting close…this weekend i have some work to do…luckilly its a 3 day weekend… :)

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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rb765

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#7 posted 03-06-2009 05:07 PM

Challenge blanks? I finally got my CA finishes down and started turning my blanks between centers instead of with a mandrel, so my blanks are no longer out of round. I actually might be up for your challenge. More info please.

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

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itsme_timd

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#8 posted 03-06-2009 05:37 PM

~ THE 391 CHALLENGE ~ Just to refresh on the 391 Challenge, take a look a the blog HERE where Karson listed the details of the challenge. Karson shared some great Cherry burl with us to make pens out of and ‘challenge’ each other.

RB, for the challenge blanks it would be limited to one for each turner in the original swap, we wouldn’t be able to share those with the local guys.

-- Tim D. - Woodstock, GA

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arw01

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#9 posted 03-07-2009 06:01 PM

That Cherry burl challenge blank has had me thinking for days on how to tackle that. Even thought of finding a pressure pot at the local 2nd hand store to try stabilizing the 391 and the 391B to make it possible to turn them. Then I thought about using some epoxy on the burl to hold it all together. Decisions decisions.

-- No good deed goes unpunished!

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#10 posted 03-07-2009 06:10 PM

I did several applications of CA glue before turning my 391 pen.

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itsme_timd

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#11 posted 03-07-2009 06:50 PM

”I did several applications of CA glue before turning my 391 pen.”

So did I, plus some ‘secret ingredients’ to fill in the voids, I liked the way it turned out and it enjoyed the challenge it brought for me.

-- Tim D. - Woodstock, GA

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jeffthewoodwacker

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#12 posted 03-08-2009 02:31 AM

Can hardly wait until it arrives in Tennessee!!!

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

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#13 posted 03-10-2009 06:03 PM

The box is on it’s way to Napaman’s house in California. I hope to get the photos posted later today, if the kids allow me.

-- - Jim, Carroll, OH

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jimp

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#14 posted 03-11-2009 04:34 AM

The first thing that came to mind when I opened the box was, WOW!!! That’s a lot of pen blanks and pen kits. I don’t think I have ever seen some many different types of wood in one location. It was fun to see so many different types of wood that I have never seen in person. Here is a photo of all the pen blanks in the box.

I think one of the best parts of doing the pen traders’ swap was to see and compare all the different pen kit brands. I have only use kits from Craft Supplies USA and Woodcraft. So it was nice to see the different kits from PSI and Rockler. It was also nice to see all the completed pens from the other pen traders who are taking part in the swap. I wish I had some finished pens that I could have added to the box. Here are some photos of all the pen kits and finished pens that are in the box.

Here is a photo of all the blanks that I added to the box.

Here is a photo of what I took out of the box. I can’t wait to turn the corn cob.

Now, I need to find out a way to stabilize the pen blank for challenge #391. I had a lot of fun being part of the pen swap.

Tim – Once again, thanks for putting this together.

-- - Jim, Carroll, OH

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Karson

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#15 posted 03-11-2009 04:43 AM

Looks like quite a haul there.

-- 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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