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Old 01-10-2009, 08:39 PM   #1 (permalink)
 
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Does anyone want to work on doing a collaboration for the Birthday Bash? Read the thread and say what you think.
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Old 01-11-2009, 12:18 AM   #2 (permalink)
 
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Thanks Cindy.

I was thinking about that as well. There are more of you up north of here to collaborate on a piece but... If we had an idea ready to go, it's something we might be able to knock out at the gathering. I've seen Greg do a beautiful CA finish in no time. I'm sure others here can lay on an amazing CA finish as well, but me and CA have been fighting each other for too long now. I surrender.

Wood?
Acrylic?
Fountain?
Roller Ball?
Ball Point? Nah.

I have some nice buckeye but it's not stabilized so I'm not sure what kind of voids we might find inside. I usually fill any voids with turning dust and CA. Sometimes that works out great and sometimes not so great. Nolan might have some killer stuff as well. I have a decent selection of wood but I don't have many kits in stock at the moment. I have a Jr. Gent Ball Point without tubes, maybe an Elegant Sierra, and a Tycoon but I'm not fond of the Tycoon. The TI gold plating isn't the best IMO.

If we decide on a kit and get spare tubes, we could turn several different materials then decide which one floats our boat. Some materials look better than others after you turn them down to size.
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Old 01-13-2009, 10:51 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Sounds like a great idea!

I think we should go for as much of a "collaboration" as possible, meaning as many different parts done by as many different people as possible. My ideas would be:

-Finial(s)
-Box
-Blanks
-Accent peices in the blank
-Anybody make custom parts? A clip or centerband maybe.
-design
-turning
-finishing
-assembly
-photography (...Greg)
-snacks
-supervision
-criticism

I could help with a box (I assume that wouldn't be made at the meeting). I could also supply blanks or any of my various materials(horn, pickguard, inlace, bits of trustone, alt. ivory, etc.), or maybe come up with some segmenting. I can also turn, finish, whatever. It would be cool to segment together different peices from different people.

Anybody who is interested in helping with this, please post with what you may be able to help with.
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I would be happy to be the photographer!

How extreme do we want to try to go? A 360 degree herringbone? Pentarsia? Eagle Feathers? Does anyone have a vision floating in their head?

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If we get the meeting going here next month (starting to look like it's a go), it would be a great time to turn a blank, giving everyone a chance to turn a little bit of it - we'd have collaboration on a grand scale!



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Old 01-15-2009, 09:36 AM   #6 (permalink)
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I'd say a large pen, in a nice box. A closed-end gent. FP maybe. They're easy to do customization on. Maybe scallops and some other stuff.

I would suggest either raffling it off, or donating it to a good cause when it's completed.
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Sounds like a great idea!

I think we should go for as much of a "collaboration" as possible, meaning as many different parts done by as many different people as possible. My ideas would be:

-Finial(s)
-Box
-Blanks
-Accent peices in the blank
-Anybody make custom parts? A clip or centerband maybe.
-design
-turning
-finishing
-assembly
-photography (...Greg)
-snacks
-supervision
-criticism

I could help with a box (I assume that wouldn't be made at the meeting). I could also supply blanks or any of my various materials(horn, pickguard, inlace, bits of trustone, alt. ivory, etc.), or maybe come up with some segmenting. I can also turn, finish, whatever. It would be cool to segment together different peices from different people.

Anybody who is interested in helping with this, please post with what you may be able to help with.

I'll supervise.... SWMBO says I'm very good at it..
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I think we should do something native to the area. Put a NOR/CEN CAL spin on it.
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segmented peace sign?
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Cast a hippie?
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