2021 BASH Segmented Pen Contest

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mark james

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I am truly honored to host another awesome contest. The rules are the same as last year. Submission email and prizes will be added when identified.

So, clean off your lathe and be creative!

Segmented Pen Contest Rules

This contest focuses on the skills, precision and ingenuity of constructing a segmented blank(s), in a finished pen. It is for hand segmenting only, with readily available hand and power tools. Materials produced from 3’d printed forms filled with resins, CNC and laser equipment will not be allowed in this contest.

In addition to the Universal Contest Guidelines,

The contest rules are as follows:

1. You must make the blank(s) yourself.
2. A readily available, stock kit must be used as the basis for the finished pen.
3. While the primary focus of the contest is on the segmentation of the blank(s), in the spirit of fostering creativity, kit modifications will be allowed, but not required (e.g., custom center bands, custom finials, closed end pens).
4. Any kit is allowed - Single or double tube; Ballpoint, Rollerball or Fountain Pen.
5. Any material or combination of materials is allowed (i.e., all wood, all acrylic, wood/acrylic, wood/metal/acrylic, etc)
6. A finished pen must be entered, not simply the blank.
7. Casting will be allowed in whole or a portion of the blank(s) for the final pen.
8. Imbedded materials will be allowed in any cast material, although the embedded materials will not qualify for the segmented portion, unless the embedded materials are in fact segmented.
9. Materials/design components produced from 3’d printed forms filled with resin will not be allowed; although a 3’d printed “mold” for a complete tube-in or rectangular cast is permissible.
10. For purposes of this contest, “Segmented” will be defined simply as: The Blank(s) need to have been constructed of more than one single piece.

Entries:

1. There will be an email address provided to send entries to.
2. Two pictures should be be submitted. You are responsible for cropping and sizing your photographs.
3. A brief description of your work should accompany your pictures.
4. Contest will start Feb 1st and entries will be accepted from Feb 1 through noon - Monday Feb. 15'th, 12:00 PM EST.
5. One entry per person.

Email Entries to: (To Be Announced)

Judging:

1. Winners will be decided by popular vote.
2. Pens will be judged by the finished pen and blank.
3. If there are 10 entries or less, there will be one poll, which will be open for 72 hours.
4. If there are 10+ entries there will be a preliminary poll and the top five entries will advance to a final poll that will also be open for 72 hours.
5. Tied votes for any entries to advance/win may result in additional run-off polls, or additional entries to advance to the final poll

Prizes:

(To Be Announced).
 
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mark james

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Mark:

I would love to see one your creations in this contest! I will volunteer to take over hosting duties if you will enter.
G'Day Cody!

Fond greetings to you and Lida. I actually am not very competitive, and don't recognize friends across the dinner table ;)... I like to tinker and challenge myself, and have been very pleased that some of my 'rough draft' designs got taken by others who have much better precision and ran with it. Some of the current segmenters are doing amazing work. So while I am fine with running the contest, I really have no aspirations to enter. But, I also have no issue if you want to host next year! (Please...) I have 4-5 more recent designs that I am slowly working on, but taking care of my in-laws necessitates many days away from my shop - no complaints though, these times call for caring for others.

Cheers my friend!
 

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G'Day Cody!

Fond greetings to you and Lida. I actually am not very competitive, and don't recognize friends across the dinner table ;)... I like to tinker and challenge myself, and have been very pleased that some of my 'rough draft' designs got taken by others who have much better precision and ran with it. Some of the current segmenters are doing amazing work. So while I am fine with running the contest, I really have no aspirations to enter. But, I also have no issue if you want to host next year! (Please...) I have 4-5 more recent designs that I am slowly working on, but taking care of my in-laws necessitates many days away from my shop - no complaints though, these times call for caring for others.

Cheers my friend!
Lida and I are spending much of our time helping with the new twins (5 weeks old now) so my time in the shop is limited as well. What little spare time I have is being spent on cribs (I am closing in on finishing the third and final one). I hope to have more time to spend on other projects.

Cheers to you as well.
 

mark james

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Lida and I are spending much of our time helping with the new twins (5 weeks old now) so my time in the shop is limited as well. What little spare time I have is being spent on cribs (I am closing in on finishing the third and final one). I hope to have more time to spend on other projects.

Cheers to you as well.
My eldest son (my Nephew actually) was married this past September; I was the 'officiant' with only 12 family able to be there. Last week 1/1/21, my daughter got engaged to an awesome future son-in-law, so my life is full of joy. I look forward in a few years (I am patient) to being in your status as 'Grandfather.' Turning projects will be there when we have time. Be well Cody! (Love the egg casserole).
 
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