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2018 Spring Pen Blank Swap

Discussion in 'Contests, Swaps, Giveaways, Member Meetups etc.' started by Eric Rorabaugh, Apr 22, 2018.

  1. Eric Rorabaugh

    Eric Rorabaugh Member Full Member Thread Starter

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    I thought I would ask if you guys (and gals) would be interested in another pen blank swap. I haven't gotten in one yet and want to. I'll even get it started. Just need @Lou Currier's map expertise!!!! I know the mallet swap is going on and if the timing isn't good, let me know.

    If your not familiar with a box pass, basically, the first guy in line fills a box and mails it to the next guy. The next guy takes what he wants from the box, replaces the items with some of his own and sends it on to the next guy. The last guy in line sends it back to the first guy and that completes the circle and ends the pass.

    Here's some simple rules to keep it fair for everyone participating.

    1. Use a USPS small flat rate box of WOOD blanks or hybrid blanks (wood/acrylic).

    2. Participants should live in the Continental U.S., Alaska or Hawaii to keep the costs to a minimum for shipping purposes. I don't feel it would be fair for one or two folks to have to pay international shipping while the rest of us are paying a couple few bucks.

    3. Members must have at least 100 posts, be able to post pictures, and you need a picture as your avatar to participate. I really dislike the cheesey stock avatars, and this let's us know you're able to upload a picture as well.

    4. When you receive your package, you must post an in focus and clear picture of the contents.
    Please do not post pics of the contents that you ship to the next guy, only what you received.

    5. Take as few or as many blanks as you like but you must replace with the same number of blanks so there is always 20 blanks going to the next person.

    6. The blanks you add to the box must be of at least equal value to the blanks you take out. Now, I don't expect anyone to set down and research blank value or anything. Just don't remove a higher end burl or something similar and toss in a plain maple blank. Remember, your posting a pic of the contents that you receive and the next guy is going to post pics of the box when he/she gets it, so we will know what you took out and what you put in. This is suppose to be fun, please don't ruin it by using this to get rid of your junk. The blanks you add need to be something you would want to receive or would buy.

    7. The blanks should be labeled with their ID to the best of your knowledge. Not all of us are wood I.D. guru's just yet!! And please, no more than 2 of one species.

    8. When the final list is posted, Start a conversation with the person you will be sending the box to and ask for their shipping address. Please do this before you receive the box so that when you do get it, you can get it shipped back out in a timely fashion. If we run into a problem with someone not responding to the conversation's, we'll just skip them and move on to the next person.

    9. Anything involving this box pass including the pics of the contents you receive should be posted to this thread. Please don't start a new thread to post your pics. We don't want to clutter the site when it can all be contained here.

    10. Those involved in this pass, pay attention to your PM's and stay tuned to this thread for pics as it makes its way across the country and back a few times!! This could take about a month or so to get through everyone so be patient.

    I think that just about covers the rules. If you think I have missed something, please let me know.


    Mod edited. Added list of participants .....


    1. @Johnturner
    2. @CWS
    3. @Rich P.
    4. @bamafatboy
    5. @Don Ratcliff
    6. @ripjack13
    7. @Bean_counter
    8. @Wildthings
    9. @Tony
    10. @cgseymour
    11. @rhossack
    12. @rocky1
    13. @woodman6415
    14. @Lou Currier
    15. @Schroedc
    16. @keepanionme
    17. @The100road
    18. @Eric Rorabaugh
     
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  2. Tony

    Tony Hardwood Enthusiast Staff Member Global Moderator Full Member

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    Are you including acrylics or just wood in this?
     
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    Eric Rorabaugh Member Full Member Thread Starter

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    I think just wood. I've got a box of wood ready to go. I'd probably get a whole box full of acrylics back at the end! :lol2:
    I'll edit the rules.
     
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    Tony Hardwood Enthusiast Staff Member Global Moderator Full Member

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    What about cast blanks? I'm not trying to bust your chops but just to get everything clear.
     
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    Eric Rorabaugh Member Full Member Thread Starter

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    If someone wants to put in a hybrid, that's fine . As long as there's wood in it. I hope there are some cool hybrids in at the end when it comes home!
     
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    I’m game.
     
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    I have the map ready...

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    Eric Rorabaugh Member Full Member Thread Starter

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    That's funny! I don't care who you are. Unless your a Texan.
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    How bout this one?

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    Eric Rorabaugh Member Full Member Thread Starter

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    Whew! I thought you took the hosts state out but I finally found it.
     
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    @Lou Currier I like your map better, it includes me. Keep in mind that I will be on the big island for this so you can go back to your first mistake a couple years ago and it will be correct now. (I am doing this move for you big guy)

    @ripjack13 regarding map making, you make Lou look GOOOOODDDDDDD. When did Lake Superior take over Florida?

    @Eric Rorabaugh count me in. I am not sure how it happened but I ended up with a very large duffle bag full of pen blanks of all kinds. I am sure I could dig out a straight grain pine blank or three for such an occasion.
     
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    They just changed the name to Lake Okeechobee II
     
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    Schroedc Trying to kick a nasy sawdust habbit.... Staff Member Global Moderator Full Member

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    I'm in on a blank swap, came across all sorts of stuff as I scaled back the retail side of my business.
     
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    Perhaps, but it looks like you are going to need to learn Spanish...
     
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    Si senor. :givebeer:
     
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    I’m in
     
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