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Old 01-02-2019, 08:43 AM   #1 (permalink)
 
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Default FIRST PITH OF 2019........LET'S SEE WHAT YOU GOT!

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.
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Old 01-07-2019, 01:11 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, 12:06 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.
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He also included a nice selection of blanks.

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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 01-11-2019, 11:00 PM   #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, 04:12 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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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 01-15-2019, 09:08 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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Once again I had the pleasure of being paired with Don Ward (its_virgil). He presented me with this beauty.

Gentleman Rollerball in Gold Ti wrapped in curly Koa that Don picked up on a trip to Hawaii. Notice the added detail on the end of the cap. Another wonderful pen!

He also provided me with a nice assortment of blanks:
Segmented Resin in a Gisi-style mold
Assorted woods
Dyed/stabilized burl
Burl/resin hybrid
"Practice" rattlesnake skin blanks - still have the beautiful one he sent me last time, but screwed up the practice one he sent, so he sent me some more!!!

I hope the odds work in my favor again the next time. Don is a great partner for a PITH! You will not be disappointed.
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Beautiful pens!

How often does the group run the PITH?

Thanks,
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