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Old 01-02-2019, 09:43 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I know that some pens are already in the mail. And that some people are still deciding what to turn. Here is the spot to show everyone what a PITH is about.
Post your photos of what you received here for everyone to see and enjoy.

Thanks to everyone who signed up and played in this PITH.
It's not "Having what you want" is "Wanting what you have".

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Old 01-07-2019, 02:11 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Hi all, I received this beautiful Cigar pen from Mike8850 today along with some very nice blanks .. The pen is on segmented Walnut with red,white and blue veneer with a CA finish. Mike informed me that this was an experiment blank and I have to say, he nailed it!
The fit, finish and hardware pairing are perfect.

Thank you Mike,

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Old 01-08-2019, 01:06 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Anthony beat me to the punch with his post.
Here's a picture of a very nice Le Roi Elegant in Zebrawood.
He also included a nice selection of blanks.

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Old 01-09-2019, 07:20 PM   #4 (permalink)
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well I got this really nice fountain pen my first one in the piths from mike allen
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Old 01-12-2019, 12:00 AM   #5 (permalink)
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So I did the same thing as someone else and posted in the wrong thread...duh!

Got my pen from Jason (aces-high) itís a beautiful segment pen and was accompanied by an assortment of blanks. Thanks again Jason.
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Old 01-14-2019, 05:12 PM   #6 (permalink)
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I received a very cool pen from my PITH partner Darin (aka Fordwakeman) today.

He named it ďSmith and Wesson beats 4 of a kindĒ, it uses two 500 S&W shell casing that are powder coated. Very cool, very different then what I make or have ever made.

The fit and finish is superb, very well made. Iím sure it will get lots so comments at work. He mentioned the twist mechanism is from a Gatsby pen.

He also threw in some blanks, very nice! Canít wait to make a pen with the redwood, interesting grain.

Thanks for organizing this PITH, it is my first one, what a great experience!

Cheers Darin! Thank you!

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Old Yesterday, 10:17 AM   #7 (permalink)
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I received my pen from my PITH partner Glen (glenspens)
I had mentioned to him that I was getting into casting, so he sent me some casting pieces, cholla cactus, and a bag full of acorn caps and sweet gum balls.
Really cool pen, too.

Thanks Glen
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Old Yesterday, 10:08 PM   #8 (permalink)
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I turned these two pens from blanks I received from swap partner aces-high. The wood is very interesting but neither he nor I know the species. They look like they could have been cut from some type of flooring as they had a finish on one side and were only about 1/2Ē square.
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