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Rip's 2019 Winter Segmented Pen Swap

Discussion in 'Pens & More Discussed Here' started by ripjack13, Feb 17, 2019.

  1. ripjack13

    ripjack13 ɹǝʇɹɐqpooʍ Staff Member Global Moderator Forum Moderator Full Member Thread Starter

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    :hi:

    It has been a while since we have done a pen swap, and a segmented pen swap is a first, so it is time to get the ball rolling.

    In this swap, you will be randomly assigned a "Segmented Pen Pal". Everyone that signs up will be assigned a number that will be run through my random number generator. From there the list will be made and you will be responsible to send your swap offering to the person assigned to you. It is up to each entrant to contact their Pen pal they will be sending their offering to.

    The minimum trade offering will be one segmented pen and two extra pen blanks.
    (This will move some people out of their comfort zone.)
    This means the pen/pencil blank must be made using 2 or more pieces glued together. Some examples will be shown at the bottom of this post. (plywood colorwood blanks do not count)
    You can make them yourself, or, you can buy premade segment blanks. The 2 extra blanks can be any kind of wood or material, but they do need to be of quality though, don't try to get rid of your cracked blanks.

    To get in on the fun just reply to this thread.
    I will volunteer to partner up with an international member who would like to participate. Shipping is often cost prohibitive and sometimes leads to excluding our international members. So if they are willing I am too.

    After posting the list, there will be an expectation of when the pen should be finished and delivered by date.
    In the past, we have gone with 30 days and that seems to work out well. I think we will stick with that.
    Feel free to discuss your trade with whom you are paired up to or you can choose to send them whatever your heart desires.

    The beauty of this trade is we have all calibers of experience and this swap is designed to push your limits and get you to do something different. Some of you will go over and above the bar and some will not reach that and that is all perfectly ok. The most important thing is to have fun. :good:

    There will be a 2-week sign up, starting from today. March 3rd is the cut off date.

    Here are my simple rules to keep it fair for everyone participating.

    1. Members must have at least 100 posts, and an actual picture as your avatar to participate. I really dislike the cheesy stock avatars, and this lets us know you're able to upload a picture as well.

    2. Segmented pens or mechanical pencils only.

    3. Use a USPS SMALL FLAT RATE BOX to keep the pen safe from the destructive hands of the disgruntled postal carriers...

    4. Before you send out your package, you must post a clear and in focus picture of the pen/pencil and clear picture of the contents.

    5. Anything involving this box pass including the pics of the contents you receive should be posted to this thread.

    6. The extra blanks should be labeled with their species/material ID to the best of your knowledge. Not all of us are wood I.D. guru's just yet!!

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

    I'm going to cut this sign up off on Sunday, March 3rd.
    If you meet the minimum qualifications and want to participate, just post here in this thread.


    As usual casual banter is encouraged....


    GO GO GO GO....

    These pictures below are just some examples of what the pen blank and this pen may look like



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  2. ripjack13

    ripjack13 ɹǝʇɹɐqpooʍ Staff Member Global Moderator Forum Moderator Full Member Thread Starter

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    Ok, the list is up. Sign-ups are closed. The way this works is really simple....
    The first guy sends to the second guy,
    The second guy sends to the third guy.....
    and so on down the line. And the last guy sends to the first guy on the list.
    Some of us have started on the pens already as you can see. I hope you guys have great success with this. I had actually enjoyed making the ones I did. I hope you do as well.

    In the past, we have gone with 30 days and that seems to work out well. So, your pen should be completed by April 3rd and then shipped out. If you finish early, feel free to ship it out when it's completed and you are happy with what is made. Don't forget the 2 pen blanks, AND pictures need to be posted of all pens made before they ship, and please ship using a small flat rate box so it arrives (hopefully safe also) in a timely fashion.

    Good luck fellas and let the Great 2019 Winter Segmented Pen Swap begin!!


    Here is the 2019 Winter Segmented Pen Swap official swap list.





     
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  3. Eric Rorabaugh

    Eric Rorabaugh Diagnosed with addiction by my wife..wood hoarding Full Member

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    I can't participate on this one.







    Ha I'm in!!
     
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    Tony Hardwood Enthusiast Staff Member Global Moderator Full Member

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    Jump in boys and girls, don't be shy!!
     
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    I'll interpret for the tiny Texan...
    He's in
     
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    I’m ready with some little @Tony blanks .. let the fun began
     
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    ripjack13 ɹǝʇɹɐqpooʍ Staff Member Global Moderator Forum Moderator Full Member Thread Starter

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    Just in case some members dont visit this area of the forum, I will tag a bunch of people who have participated in the past, just to see if they would be interested....
     
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    I feel sorry for whoever's paired with me. I'm going out after I get off work and try to make some of my own segmented blanks. Good luck to me and I apologize ahead of time to my segmented pen pal!
     
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    In! But I must admit I only skimmed all the rules :hi:. Also got a free segment book with my lathe purchase today so I am all set!
     
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    ripjack13 ɹǝʇɹɐqpooʍ Staff Member Global Moderator Forum Moderator Full Member Thread Starter

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    Ok. I searched. And of course the first 2 fellas are whom inspired me to make this swap. And a few other peeps who I thought may be interested. I hope....
    I hope you peeps can join in, if not, the usual banter is very encouraged.



    1. @Jerry B
    2. @Steve Kondo
    3. @Gdurfey
    4. @andy close
    5. @cgseymour
    6. @Spinartist
    7. @Karl_99
    8. @Bean_counter
    9. @Schroedc
    10. @Mike Hill
    11. @Wildthings
    12. @bamafatboy
    13. @winters98
    14. @gman2431
    15. @Az Turnings
    16. @JR Parks
    17. @Sprung
    18. @Clay3063
    19. @Barb
    20. @Lou Currier
    21. @DKMD
    22. @Karl_TN
    23. @manbuckwal
    24. @Tclem
    25. @kris stratton
    26. @Wilson's Woodworking
    27. @The100road
    28. @David Seaba
    29. @Final Strut
    30. @Fsyxxx
    31. @El Guapo
    32. @pinky
    33. @barry richardson
    34. @kazuma78
    35. @Mrfish55
    36. @steve bellinger
    37. @kweinert
    38. @Palaswood
    39. @duncsuss
    40. @rocky1
    41. @Bigdrowdy1
     
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  11. Gdurfey

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    Thanks @ripjack13 Marc, but will just stick with the banter this year. Can’t wait to see the beautiful trades.
     
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    Aw c'mon! We need ya
     
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    Sprung Amateur Sawdust Maker Full Member

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    Sorry, but I'm out this time around. Haven't turned a pen since December 2017 and don't have time to turn one right now. And with more than 100 completed pens still needing new homes, I don't really have the desire to turn any right now either.
     
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    Eric Rorabaugh Diagnosed with addiction by my wife..wood hoarding Full Member

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    Don't you have a segmented pen in there somewhere?
     
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    Sprung Amateur Sawdust Maker Full Member

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    I believe the last one I had I gave as a gift.
     
  16. Eric Rorabaugh

    Eric Rorabaugh Diagnosed with addiction by my wife..wood hoarding Full Member

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    Well, I guess we can give a pass this one time! :good:
     
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    Heck, I have a segmented pen @Sprung gave me!
     
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    Sprung Amateur Sawdust Maker Full Member

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    I'm likely to jump in on the next non-pen related swap. :good:
     
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    Sprung Amateur Sawdust Maker Full Member

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    From a blank you made!
     
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    Never made a segmented pen befor. But yeah, I’m in!

    Ps. @Jerry B said that he would send me a couple of his blanks so that I can participate.:lol2:
     
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