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Carl Fisher

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1080 days ago

Hi all.

From time to time I get these magical boxes full of beautiful hardwood cutoffs from one of my fellow wood workers up north and it got me to thinking.

If you have scrap 4/4 or larger hardwood cut-offs, anything in the 5-6” width range, don’t throw them out! I will pay for the box and shipping if they are at least a good size for pen blanks or similar small turnings. Highly figured, burled, spalted, live edge, whatever. Pack them in a USPS flat rate box and I’ll paypal you the shipping charges and a few bucks for your efforts.

I just hate to see good blanks go in the trash.

Let me know if you might be interested. Thanks!

-- Carl Fisher, Fort Mill, South Carolina --


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Dallas

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#1 posted 1080 days ago

I may have some for you very soon!

-- Improvise.... Adapt...... Overcome!

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tyskkvinna

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#2 posted 1080 days ago

I have lots of maple strips that are just begging to be pen blanks. They’re all rock maple with various amounts of figure, grain, birdseye, etc. I’d be happy to send you a box of some stuff if you would eventually show me pictures of what you make! :)

-- Lis - Michigan - http://www.missmooseart.com - https://www.etsy.com/people/lisbokt

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Carl Fisher

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#3 posted 1080 days ago

Wonderful. Let me know how you want to work out the details.

And pictures are a given and I look forward to sharing :)

-- Carl Fisher, Fort Mill, South Carolina --

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richgreer

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#4 posted 1079 days ago

I recently completed a major project that I had purchased over 800 bf of 6/4 red oak for and I have LOTS of cutoffs that would make good pen blanks – - if you want oak.

In my opinion, oak does not make for a very interesting pen, but if you are interested, let me know.

As an FYI – Some of these oak cutoffs are destined to become Lincoln Logs but I have a lot more than I will need for my Lincoln Log project.

-- Rich, Cedar Rapids, IA - I'm a woodworker. I don't create beauty, I reveal it.

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Carl Fisher

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#5 posted 1079 days ago

Hi Rich.

I truly appreciate the offer, but oak is one of the few woods I prefer not to work with. Red oak can be very finicky due to the nature of the fibers.

I’d love to see how they turn out as lincoln logs though. That’s a neat idea I never thought of.

-- Carl Fisher, Fort Mill, South Carolina --

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tenontim

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#6 posted 1078 days ago

Carl, I have some walnut, maple, cherry, African Mahogany, ash, white oak, poplar, cut offs waiting for the burn ban to be lifted. If you can use any of these, let me know.

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Carl Fisher

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#7 posted 1078 days ago

Absolutely. Just sent you a message.

Thanks!

-- Carl Fisher, Fort Mill, South Carolina --

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groy87

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#8 posted 1078 days ago

I also have some blanks that I’d be willing to send your way. Let me know if you’re interested and I’ll let you know what I have.

If you want a good source of penturning information I recommend looking into http://www.penturners.org/ . They have an amazing amount of knowledge and everyone there is just as willing as any LJ to help out.

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Carl Fisher

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#9 posted 1078 days ago

Yup, I’m a member over there as well. Just signed up for the 2011 PITH. Great group and definitely good information :)

-- Carl Fisher, Fort Mill, South Carolina --

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