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Pen Turners' Swap - Round 3 #15: Here we go to Fresno!

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Blog entry by itsme_timd posted 03-17-2009 05:21 PM 1371 reads 0 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 14: Now we're really moving! On to Napa! Part 15 of Pen Turners' Swap - Round 3 series Part 16: On to Jeffthewoodwhacker, the last Jock on the tour! »

Wow! We had a super-quick turnaround from Matt and some really cool stuff added.

He did a great write up on his takes and puts as well as some projects he did for the swap. If you missed it check that out here. I’m looking forward to getting my grubby hands on some of the wine barrel wood, I really enjoy turning wood with a story to it!

~ Le Map ~

For those counting the dots, we didn’t miss one… bigguy had to drop out due to some other commitments. We’re on to jeffthewoodwhacker next and then back to ME! Woo-hoo!

Hmm, is there enough interest for a Round 4? Let me know!

-- Tim D. - Woodstock, GA



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CanadianWoodChuck

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#1 posted 03-18-2009 12:19 AM

Round 4 is an excellant idea, however I will graciously bow out so we don’t run into the border crossing issues and delays cause by leaving the US. It was alot of fun and I wish you all the best with your next adventure.

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

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Napaman

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#2 posted 03-18-2009 12:54 AM

Interest…yes…I was really struggling…but this got me back in the shop…My only worry about participation is that makes the list longer…but who knows…maybe its not pen trade 3 or 4 or 5…really its just a continual route??? and people get added and taken out as life gets in the way…

the new people could be slid into the list wherever it fits geographically—-i dont mean everyone…since then that would not be possible…but people who asked during this round…can get added as the next rotation comes by their neighbor hood…

This would actually infuse new life and wood—-if its the same people we may get some of the same woods…but adding people periodically would suddenly mean a new opportunity…

If the route was a continual rotation—-then it would not feel like a person was first or last…?? it just keeps going…

Ok…i am just brainstorming…

matt

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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rikkor

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#3 posted 03-18-2009 10:28 AM

I would love to participate in round four.

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rb765

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#4 posted 03-19-2009 12:04 AM

I just got the box…while I was on my way out to work :( will look at it in the morning and will have it shipped by Friday.

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

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arw01

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#5 posted 03-19-2009 10:40 PM

I’d be interested in a round four.

I think Tim holding the box for a month or so would be good though.

I would also like to see everyone put in a finished slimline, a finished Euro, and then a open category with roller balls or Cigar pens or barons or something.

I’d love to see more pens in the next round.

-- No good deed goes unpunished!

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rb765

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#6 posted 03-21-2009 12:44 AM

I got the box sent out to it’s next stop in the mail. I was able to take pictures, but my written description is lacking. Sorry, but work had been a killer since the weather has warmed up. I will be posting the pictures and descriptions shortly.

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

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rb765

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#7 posted 03-22-2009 08:03 AM

Lets see if this works. Here is what I put in, (inspected by inspector K9), and here is what I took out and

I also took the two on the right and put in the three on the left

For as close to a detailed description as I could get.
1 Yellow heart, 1 red heart, 1 sagebrush, the Dakota blank, blk horn short, 1 maple, 1 lacewood, 2 holly shorts, 1 ebony, and 3 other unknown blanks along with the two challenge blanks. I also took a slimline kit with no barrels and a pk pro kit. (I had to remove a few of the redwood blanks to add the other stuff..Sorry Napaman).

Added:
I added 3 308 carts and 2 30-06, 1 euro pencil, and two pen kits (can’t remember which). For the blanks, I added 3 spalted maple, 1 golden chain, 2 CA olive wood, English yew, some burls, and unknown what else.

I sent Tim a PM with the tracking number to forward for me, but it should be in Tennesse hopefully by Monday.

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

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rb765

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#8 posted 03-22-2009 08:04 AM

I just noticed that the right side of the pictures are getting cropped. If anyone wants the originals, send me a PM and I will send them.

-- 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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#9 posted 03-23-2009 12:51 AM

Very nice! Your inspector looks like he’s on top of things there! I’ve never tried a cartridge pen but have some antler that I’d like to put with one and see what I can do.

FYI on the pics, the max size (and best size) for posting them here is 640×480. Most online photo stoage sites have a way to resize them on the site or you can do it before uploading.

-- Tim D. - Woodstock, GA

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rb765

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#10 posted 03-23-2009 03:06 AM

The lowest my camera would go is 800×600. I will do better next time. Vivir es aprender.

-- 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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#11 posted 03-23-2009 04:45 AM

looks great ruben…no problem on the extra redwood…since it was a flat rate I put as much as I could on top…after I put everything else into the box I put in a bunch…I also think I took more from JimP who was right before me…its a bit harder taken too much of the wood when there is only a bit left from that person for some reason…

You added some cool wood…sorry you were busy…I hope you got to enjoy it a bit…

cant wait to see what you make…I have not had a chance to make anything with what i got yet…maybe this week…

matt

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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Mike_TBM

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#12 posted 07-07-2010 10:32 PM

I sincerely hope there is a round 4 as I would love to participate in this round. I’m brand new to the site but have been turning pens for about 1.5 years now and it has become my passion as well as my stress relief after my wonderful daily commute.

Please sign me up and let me know what I need to do!
Thanks!

Mike

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