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Old 10-20-2016, 12:23 PM   #21 (permalink)
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I'm very happy that you like it Steve - I really enjoyed making this pen for you.

Being cross cut and with the knot inclusions, turning this one was particularly challenging. I really felt like I had accomplished something when I managed to finish this one in one piece.

I keep watching the USS Constitution Museum Store for more wood samples, but it's been a while since they've had any available for sale.
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Old 10-21-2016, 04:32 PM   #22 (permalink)
 
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Got my PITH from Jeff (Skeleton2014) and guess what it came in a hat.
Gold Zen w/Box Elder Burl, Antique Copper Fillibelle w/Patriotc Swirl inlace acrylester and a Gold Compact Key Ring Knife w/KOA and some sweet blanks. A BIG THANKS to JEFF for all the cool stuff.
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Old 10-21-2016, 10:50 PM   #23 (permalink)
 
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Feel really embarrassed because my PITH swap partner (Glen/glanspens) gets his pics posted the same afternoon it arrives and I've had my package from him since 10/6!!!! My office (and photo stuff) was torn apart for part of that time, but still no excuse on my part!

Here's what Glen sent me:

Matching pair of 24k Sedonas (RB and FP) that are so nice, I'm afraid to use them!!! Got a slew of BEB, stabilized by Glen with Cactus Juice and blue dye (BEB from Rockb). He also sent along a beautiful red pine cone blank cast in Alumilite that I can't wait to try!!! Also got some Rosewood, Ebony + Etimoe segmented blank, Probably the nicest PITH I've gotten!!!
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Got home today as I knew I had a package waiting. Harley2001 did not disappoint, I am totally pleased with my swap. I have never seen the "Rope Twist" done on a pen before. It holds nice in the hand and feels beautiful. Only problem is my wife took a liking to it too. This pen sure is a keeper. He even included some shipping partners. I had never seen Spalted Ebony or the Blue Mahoe. Thank you for the extras.
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Old 10-24-2016, 09:45 PM   #25 (permalink)
 
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Here's my PITH from Hippi (Ralph S.) - made from a piece of Monkeypod!

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Brian and I are both runnin a tad bit late ... both of us posted our pens today, so they'll cross in the mail! I should have some pics up by Friday! :) Very much looking forward to it!
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Well I received my package from my partner John ( John Smith ), and it is a winner! The pen is just beautiful and I love the copper finish. John also included several blanks that I can't wait to turn. Thanks again John!

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Glad you like it Eric. The blank on the pen is one I cast. I did several of them ,and this is the only color I really liked. Someday I may try to do more casting.
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Randy (Rounder) sent me some very nice stuff!! I'm not sure of the kit, but it is covered in one of George's banksia pod blanks. He even sent me a blank and instructions. I really enjoy these PITH's.
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Randy (Rounder) sent me some very nice stuff!! I'm not sure of the kit, but it is covered in one of George's banksia pod blanks. He even sent me a blank and instructions. I really enjoy these PITH's.
Glad you liked it Scotty. I hope to get pictures of your PITH gift up by this weekend. The kit is a Cabello from Smitty's Pen Works.
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