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itsme_timd

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02-13-2008 08:09 PM

Topic tags/keywords: question pen pens trade swap

Hi All,

Thought I’d see if we had any interest on getting a pen trade going. I’ve used this concept for other things and thought this might be neat. I’ll spearhead getting it started if we get a few takers.

The simple rules are that someone (I’ll be glad to) starts a box moving with a certain number of pens (say 5) and a list of traders. You take the ones you like and replace them with your own – honor systems says trade up or even. Don’t take a nice rollerball and drop in a Bic that you’ve polished up! :-) Once the originator gets the box back the trade is completed, hopefully he gets a box with all new pens – and you can start another if you like.

We can solidfy some guidelines if we get some takers.

Anyone interested?

-- Tim D. - Woodstock, GA


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#1 posted 02-13-2008 08:12 PM

sounds like a neat idea.

-- 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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#2 posted 02-13-2008 08:20 PM

Sounds like I’ll have to start turning something other than slimlines but it sounds like a great idea to me.
Just a thought but maybe add a couple pen blanks to the mix it may be a way for people to get some blanks they may not have access to otherwise.

-- Frank Auge---Nichols NY----"My opinion is neither copyrighted nor trademarked, but it is price competitive."

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#3 posted 02-13-2008 08:54 PM

I think this is a great idea. Count me in.

-- Andy Stark

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itsme_timd

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#4 posted 02-13-2008 09:16 PM

Super, I think the blanks are a great idea as well Frank. Maybe we could do kits as well, perhaps as 3 separate trades? Completed pens, blanks and kits. Great way to diversify and you can participate in whichever ones that interest you. Please give me any suggestions/comments that you have.

I think I’ll leave the thread open until Friday for people to join and then we’ll get rolling. If we get a lot of other takers maybe we can break it into groups so it doesn’t take 6 months for you to participate.

-- Tim D. - Woodstock, GA

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#5 posted 02-13-2008 09:21 PM

I’d be interested in participating in this as well – sounds like a great way to get some new souvenirs. BTW, I’m using my new (made by me) pens every day – I’m getting quite a little collection going.

-- Nils Davis, Menlo Park, CA

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#6 posted 02-14-2008 12:48 AM

I am willing to give it a try.

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

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#7 posted 02-14-2008 02:53 AM

blanks, pens and/or kits – Ok… I’m definately in.

-- 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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#8 posted 02-14-2008 03:09 AM

I’m in I must have 3,000 pen blanks around the shop, mostly local hardwoods, but mostly all figured. I’ve sent some to other Jocks.

-- 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 02-14-2008 05:11 AM

I setup an email account to use for the swap, you can shoot your info to gotpens@gmail.com and let me know which of the 3 you’d like to participate in – blanks-pens-kits. Include your name, screen name, address and email. If there’s a certain wood or kit you’d like to try include that in the email. It’s not a guarantee but if someone is trying to decide what to swap it might help them decide.

-- Tim D. - Woodstock, GA

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#10 posted 02-14-2008 06:01 AM

So you are suggesting that you will have three swaps going. i kind of thought that they’d all be in one package.

-- 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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#11 posted 02-14-2008 07:12 AM

I like one package. Then we can decide when we see the blanks and pens. If we’re going with 5 constantly in the box, the postage won’t be outrageous.

-- 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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#12 posted 02-14-2008 07:18 AM

I would like it to be one package with all 3 also.
But whatever you decide is fine with me.

-- Frank Auge---Nichols NY----"My opinion is neither copyrighted nor trademarked, but it is price competitive."

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itsme_timd

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#13 posted 02-14-2008 08:01 AM

I’m A-OK with the popular vote, if anyone objects to an all-in-one deal let me know. Otherwise it will be one box with pens, blanks and kits.

-- Tim D. - Woodstock, GA

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#14 posted 02-14-2008 02:01 PM

Count me in. One box sounds OK.

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#15 posted 02-14-2008 08:08 PM

Sounds like a great idea. Let all of us know how it goes. When the circle is complete, maybe all the participants can take some pics and put them into a blog or whatever.

Have a great day,

-- Bob Lance, DE

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