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Old 10-11-2016, 03:03 PM   #11 (permalink)
 
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Glad that you liked it. I sure hope that you enjoy turning the different woods if you have never had the chance before. The Kona Coffee blank is kind of bland but cool just to say it is "Kona Coffee" while doing a cup. I believe there are some blanks that will make some awesome pens, make sure to post pictures of the results. Always enjoy the swaps, until next time.....

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Old 10-11-2016, 03:14 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Thanks Vic, I'm glad you like it.

The Ph Acacia blanks came from a cutting board that I picked up on my last trip to Hawaii - I think they call it Roadside Acacia over there.
Unfortunatly the pictures doesn't show the color change as the light hits it at different angle. Chatoyance doesn't rely define it.
Thanks Vic - you're right about the color change on that one -it kinda reminds me of Autumn color changes. I was really surprised & pleased at that effect after I finished it.

That Ph Acacia blank that I included is from the same cutting board, but I'm not sure if it was immediately adjacent to this blank. I hope it will have a similar effect.
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Old 10-17-2016, 07:08 PM   #13 (permalink)
 
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I received my PITH package in the mail today. Rick(taz442) sent me a very nice cigar pen and some really nice blanks. He did an excellent job on the pen and the finish is beautiful. Thank you very much Rick.

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Old 10-18-2016, 07:53 AM   #14 (permalink)
 
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I received my pen from marko50 is was a nice sierra pen with what looked like one of his homemade copper blanks I would post pics but don't have a camera right now so I asked him to post them for me
thanks so much for the pen it will go into my rowing collection
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Old 10-18-2016, 12:07 PM   #15 (permalink)
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I really hit the jackpot yesterday when the mailman delivered two PITH packages. One was from Vic Vickers (Mr Vic) and the other was from Steve Sobel (SSobel).

Vic was my randomly assigned partner and he sent me a gorgeous Wall Street II pen (Elegant Beauty style) dressed in Cholla Cactus with Cripple Creek Turquoise and Antler accents. This is my favorite pen style and Vic hit it out of the park with the blank & finish. He also sent me a great set of blanks: Tiger Wood, Persimmon, Claro Walnut, African Mahogany, Juniper, a couple of pieces of Cholla and some plastic rod.

Vic said that the plastic rod makes great shop pencils - well, I happen to have a couple of shop pencil kits that I've been wanting to try, so one of them will get this plastic blank. I agree that it looks like a great pairing. The juniper came from a 100+ year old fence post. Being an old country boy who has built his share of many miles of fence line over the years, I'm partial to making pens from salvaged fence posts, so I really appreciate this special piece of wood.

Since we had an odd number of participants, Steve and I arranged a swap between us -- it just didn't seem right that the organizer of this PITH should have to sit it out. Steve really outdid himself - he sent me a beautiful Cigar Pen dressed in an awesome Maple Seed Pod casting - I just love the natural autumn colors in this blank - the photo doesn't do it justice. Plus, that's a material that you don't see much in these here parts.

Steve also sent me several blanks that he cast himself, including one that is Fruity Pebbles cast in Alumilite -- that one is going to become my granddaughter's Christmas Pen. There's also a couple of special Silmar 41 castings and a nice piece of Spalted Hackberry from his dad's property in KY. I always like wood with a story!

Thanks guys, there is no doubt that I got the better end of both of these swaps!
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Old 10-18-2016, 09:23 PM   #16 (permalink)
 
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Glad you like the stash Edgar. Curious if that Fruity Pebbles blank will smell like the cereal when you turn it? Might have to polish with MM dipped in milk.
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Old 10-19-2016, 09:39 PM   #17 (permalink)
 
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Got my PITH today from Eric(mrgator). Great looking pen and blanks. I am not able to post photos so he said he would. Hope he tells what the pen is, as I am not too good at identifying pens I haven't done.

Thanks Eric
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Here are the pics of the items I sent to my partner John ( John Smith ). The pen is a Majestic Jr. dressed in old growth redwood lace burl. A couple different blanks with my attempt at worthless wood & sweet gum pod casting. I hope you enjoy John!


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Old 10-20-2016, 07:40 AM   #19 (permalink)
 
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Glad you like the stash Edgar. Curious if that Fruity Pebbles blank will smell like the cereal when you turn it? Might have to polish with MM dipped in milk.
I wish it smelled that good when it was turned! I made one in white to look like milk too...I couldn't decide which on looked better...6c678b_de7798d3010844788db856152773c1b5.jpg

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Well, I was flabbergasted when I cam home from night school and found this sitting on my dining room table...WOW Edgar! I love it! I have always wanted to turn a pen from the wood off of "Old Ironsides"!!

I love the cross-cut grain and every little bit of character it has. It really will be a treasured pen. I have placed it on my desk at work (Naval Station Norfolk) for all to admire and to keep their grubby little mitts off of!!

I can't wait to turn some of the other blanks Edgar included in the package.

This has to be the best part about turning. Interacting with other crafters and seeing the joy we give to each other through something so simple.

Superb Job Edgar!
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