Pen Turners' Swap #2

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Blog series by itsme_timd updated 10-15-2008 04:08 PM 13 parts 13445 reads 135 comments total

Part 1: Pen Turners' Swap #2 is Underway!

06-10-2008 09:12 PM by itsme_timd | 15 comments »

Well, a little bit of a delay on my end getting this one started due to some personal matters but we are on the road again now! The box is headed to freedom75 in NC now and he should get it within a few days. Here’s a map of our travels this time around: Our total traders grew to 13 this time, from 9 total in Round 1. We had a few from Round 1 step out and quite a few come into the trade. If anyone has questions let me know, but it’s pretty simple and there are some...

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Part 2: On the road again...

06-30-2008 07:10 PM by itsme_timd | 10 comments »

OK folks, the box is moving right along… The package is in Trifern's hands now… hmm, wonder what he’ll add to the treasure chest?

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Part 3: And the pen journey continues...

07-11-2008 05:37 PM by itsme_timd | 8 comments »

Our swap continues as the box has made its way from Trifern in Illinois to Huckleberry in Indiana. Trifern added some really nice goodies to the box. Hopefully Huckleberry can enjoy the bounty of blanks… the plethora of pens… before he sends it along. :-)

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Part 4: It's like Christmas in July...

07-17-2008 09:16 PM by itsme_timd | 14 comments »

Ho, Ho, Ho Lumberjocks! The presents keep circulating among us pen turners and the box is currently in the hands of ShannonRogers in beautiful Maryland. Shannon dropped me a PM when he received the box and I can tell he’s excited to dig into it. :-) Here’s our updated map… Good news for Karson, the box doesn’t have far to travel when in leaves Shannon’s hands!

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Part 5: Big Box o' Blanks

08-04-2008 04:19 PM by itsme_timd | 10 comments »

Hey Everyone, The pen trade box is moving right along! As many of us suspected, Karson loaded the box as much as he could – thanks again, Karson! The box is on it’s way to Frank in NY now, ain’t he a lucky guy to get this right after Karson??? Here’s the latest map… Hope everyone is having fun with this, I know I am! TedM and I exchanged a few emails and, for now, he’s going to step out of the trade rotation. We hate to see him go but we ...

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Part 6: Chasing the end of summer, more time to turn pens?

08-18-2008 08:05 PM by itsme_timd | 10 comments »

Hey LJ’s, ScottB sends word to us pen traders that he has the box in his possession! Sounds like he’s enjoying what he has to choose from and interested to see the stock changing as it moves along – Scott commented that only a couple items from Trade #1 are still in the box now. Down here (Atlanta) most of the kids are back in school, I thought that was the case for most of the kids in the US but I overheard a conversation where some schools are not going back until a...

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Part 7: A hop, skip and a jump...

08-27-2008 10:21 PM by itsme_timd | 8 comments »

Hi Everyone, A quick and easy trip for the pen box this time. It made the short jump over to Ryno101’s in no time at all. He sounds extremely excited to dig into this! Funny how all of us (supposed) grown folks get so childish over a box full of sticks. Remember Lincoln Logs??? Those were awesome… Annny-how… the box is in great hands now and I know from the past posts that he’ll enjoy what awaits him when he opens this up. I’m actually starting to get...

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Part 8: Marvelous Minnesota!

09-03-2008 05:57 PM by itsme_timd | 5 comments »

I received a note from Rikkor that he has the pen box, he tells me it is VERY impressive. Sounds like it gets better at every stop! He’ll post us some pics soon and then it’s off to the West Coast for 2 stops in CA (that’s California for all you pen turners thinking about glue…) and then we’ll wrap Round 2. bigguy is next on the list – I hope he’s ready for the awesomeness that’s coming his way. At least Rikkor knew partially what to expect ...

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Part 9: On the way... to Cala-for-nye-aye...

09-04-2008 05:36 PM by itsme_timd | 6 comments »

First, let me apologize for the corny titles on these posts as well as the maps… those responsible have just been sacked. ;-) Rikkor is done with the box o’ blanks and has put them in the mail on their journey to California and bigguy’s shop. Only a couple more stops and we’ll be all wrapped up on Round 2! Thanks again everyone – I hope you’ve all enjoyed this! And… as always… the much anticipated map!

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Part 10: The box made it to CA!

09-22-2008 05:54 PM by itsme_timd | 7 comments »

WHEW! For those following the series you know there was some concern the box was lost. Well I received a PM from Bigguy (Ron) that the box was at his house on Friday. Figures it would show up just as I voice my concern – well, whatever it takes! Ron said he’ll get it moving along to rb765 shortly. They’re not too far from each other so it shouldn’t take too long to make the jump. That’s the last stop before coming back to me in Atlanta so… we̵...

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Part 11: Last stop on the tour!

09-30-2008 10:30 PM by itsme_timd | 26 comments »

The box made it to rb765 today! Unfortuanately Ron (bigguy) had to ship it off a little quicker than expected – his job has kept him running the last few weeks. He did manage to get a bullet pen and add a few blanks to the box before sending it along. The map: Soooo… we’re about to wrap this round up! Once it gets back to me I’ll go through everything and get us a fresh box, then we’ll get Round 3 going. If you’re interested please PM me and l...

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Part 12: Round 2 is COMPLETE!

10-10-2008 11:17 PM by itsme_timd | 14 comments »

Hi there Lumberjocks, We did it, again! The 2nd Pen Turners’ Swap is complete, I received the box yesterday. What a box it is – lots of really great stuff in here…. The map… Here’s the box, literally overflowing with pen turning goodness. Now feast your eyes on THIS… What an awesome assortment of blanks! Now check out these finished pens and kits. WOW! There’s tons of great stuff in here, the camera do...

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Part 13: What I took from Round 2

10-15-2008 04:08 PM by itsme_timd | 2 comments »

Decisions, decisions! Lots of great stuff to choose from in Round 2. I have to admit, I made out pretty good on this! ;-) For blanks I took some spalted oak ~ apple ~ pear ~ bamboo ~ sassafrass ~ English yew ~ spalted holly ~ red cedar ~ camphor ~ quilted maple ~ maple and cherry together ~ composite deck material From what I saw these great blanks came from ryno101, Karson, scottb and rb765. I’m looking forward to trying them all but have to admit I’m very curious how ...

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