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    Swap Goodies

    The mailperson brought me a package Friday from Mark Brown, my benefactor in KaLea's March Swapapalooza. Inside the package I found two very nice pens...one birdseye maple and one gray speckled Corian. Here's a quick shot to show them off:

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    The fit and finish on both pens are great. The maple's very pretty, and this is the first Corian pen I've seen in person, and I'm real impressed with how it polishes up. Great work on both pens, Mark.

    So...let's see some pics of the other Swap Goodies.
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    Good haul there Vaughn. After seeing Macks pens I can now more fully appreciate and understand the pen turner and why its infectious.

    No matter how good the pictures when one holds and see these pens close up then you really get to appreciate them
    cheers

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    Thanks for posting them. I turn pens to relax and take my mind off other problems.
    Mark

    P.S. the tubes I shipped them in work great in bud vases.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mark Brown View Post
    ... P.S. the tubes I shipped them in work great in bud vases.
    Yeppers, LOML already latched onto them and told me I need to put some wood around them.

    Thanks again, Mark.
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    Nice pens Vaughn/Mark.

    You know for years I have said that since smoking is no longer vogue, instead of giving cigars as gifts for the birth of a child perhaps wooden pens would be a better idea. I mean if you think of it, what says the circle of life better than wood really. Kind of goes along with children.
    I have no intention of traveling from birth to the grave in a manicured and well preserved body; but rather I will skid in sideways, totally beat up, completely worn out, utterly exhausted and jump off my tractor and loudly yell, "Wow, this is what it took to feed a nation!"

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    Beautiful Clock

    I have always said "Time Flies, and it Flies in a Circle".

    Yesterday I received a beautiful Clock made by Syd Lorandeau as my "swap goody". Syd explained, in his letter, he made a cutting board from Vaughn's tutorial and, with the left over pieces, created this beautiful clock.

    What struck my wife and I is how much this beautiful clock reminded us of my mother, as she always collected quilts. She would have loved it.

    So a very big "Thank You Syd!"

    Enjoy:




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    Well done Syd. Frank you got one lovely clock there. I find the longer you look at it the more you see. It looks 3 d at times and the maple surround really sets it off. Great project with a difference.

    Cant wait to see all the other pieces.
    cheers

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    Thanks guys, I really like "Time Flies and it Flies in a CIRCLE" hopefully this will keep me in good graces with KaLea as I know I was really pushing the "roundish" rule.
    Syd

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    You are right Rob, the colors and grain "move" as you look at the clock.
    And trying to help Syd, don't want any one to think you can't follow "rules".



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    That came out looking very nice, Syd.

    By the way, thanks much for the magazine you recently sent me. That's a very impressive Guild.
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