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Pen Turners' Swap - Round 3 #17: THE TOUR IS COMPLETE!

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Blog entry by itsme_timd posted 1941 days ago 1340 reads 0 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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We did it fellow Lumberjocks! The Pen Trade Roud 3 is complete!!!

We’ve been all over the United States – DE, VA, FL, GA, KY, IL, MD, PA, NY, NH (whew!), MN, WA, CA and TN! Plus… a trip into Canada with a stop in Ontario.
- We’ve been in the hands of 17 Lumberjocks.
- WOW! Our goodies box has traveled over 8,600 miles!
- The pen box was ‘on tour’ for 165 days in Round 3. (as of 03/28/09)
- What started as 5 blanks, 5 pens and 5 kits brought us…
—140 miscellaneous blanks including wood from around the continent, antler, shell casings, corian
—13 finished pens
—17 pen kits

For comparison, here’s a link to the blog with the goodies from the first swap. Pen Trade Round #1

Here are some pictures of what made it back to me:

The blanks are tired of traveling! They’ve tried to escape on the last 2 stops! ;-)

The box is PACKED with good stuff, the lid was bulging.

Here are 2 pics showing all the blanks and other materials.

And here’s a pic of all the finished work and kits.

Here’s a pic of the great stuff that I’m taking out of this round.

A HUGE THANKS to all the awesome Lumberjocks who joined in the trade and those that just watched our travels.

Now… stay tuned because we’re not quite done. We still have the Challenge blanks from Karson and Steve (391 & 391b Challenge) that we need to get turned and posted up.

Thanks again everybody. Time to take a bit of a break and… TURN SOME PENS!

-- Tim D. - Woodstock, GA



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Karson

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#1 posted 1941 days ago

Wow: Finally it’s home.

Thanks Tim for getting this started.

-- 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 1941 days ago

Great Job Tim, thanks ….. bring on Karson’s 391

-- Canadian Wood Chuck (Bruce)

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Napaman

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#3 posted 1941 days ago

awesome…home sweet home…take a rest little box…get fixed up and rested for the next time…

THANKS EVERYONE….THIS HAS BEEN THE HIGHLIGHT of my 2 years on LJ’s…so THANKS TO TIME for making this all work…and everyone…

I would love to do it again…but I know this has gotten pretty big….so keep me on if there is room…

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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scottb

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#4 posted 1941 days ago

I think you’ll have to pull a lot more out before the next round starts. those 5 blanks, 5 kits and 5 pens multiplied very rapidly. Wow we sure are the generous sort!

Time to turn!

-- I am always doing what I cannot do yet, in order to learn how to do it. - Van Gogh -- http://blanchardcreative.etsy.com -- http://snbcreative.wordpress.com/

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Karson

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#5 posted 1941 days ago

The rules for the challenge are here.

-- 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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kenn

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#6 posted 1941 days ago

What a great time, thanks Tim for organizing this, and keeping that box moving.

-- Every cloud has a silver lining

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NedB

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#7 posted 1940 days ago

Tim, thanks for spearheading this, It was fun to take part in (minus the pause in the trip)

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

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Karson

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#8 posted 1940 days ago

Tim I think the 403 days are incorrect. I cut up the blanks sooner than that. Sure you didn’t look at one of the earlier trades.

-- 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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itsme_timd

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#9 posted 1940 days ago

”Tim I think the 403 days are incorrect. I cut up the blanks sooner than that. Sure you didn’t look at one of the earlier trades.”

You’re correct Karson. I was going to post stats for Round 3 and also for the trade since inception and got them mixed – post was edited to show 165 days on tour for Round 3!

-- Tim D. - Woodstock, GA

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MsDebbieP

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#10 posted 1939 days ago

congrats to everyone involved on another successful pen swap! Well done. It’s been fun watching the travels.
8,000+ miles—very cool.

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

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Woodtreker

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#11 posted 1938 days ago

That was FUN!!!!!!! Even when we thought it might be lost… The exciting… the drama… THE WOOD!!!! Let’s do it again!!!!

-- Derrel Frankfort, KY

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NedB

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#12 posted 1938 days ago

Derrel… it was just delayed awhile… really… and things Have settled down quite a bit now. tyvm.

sorry about that again folks.

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

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Woodtreker

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#13 posted 1932 days ago

No problem… It was a mystery worth the wait :) Glad to hear things are settled more… Have a great day to all!!!

-- Derrel Frankfort, KY

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Woodtreker

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#14 posted 1932 days ago

Let’s do it again!!!

-- Derrel Frankfort, KY

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Gary Fixler

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#15 posted 1884 days ago

This is neat to watch from afar. The box almost visited me down in LA. Great work, folks!

-- Gary, Los Angeles, video game animator

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