I'm certain the penturners on FWW know of IAP. They generally hold 1 PITH (Pen in the Hat) swap a year. Somebody got a little antsy to get a swap going, so I think they are calling it the spring edition PITH swap.
The rule this time around was pens could only be turned from construction grade Pine! No Exotic woods allowed. I turned this pen below.
And then thought I could do something much better. This is just a piece of rough cut pine I happen to have with Blackwood inlays. (Not sure if the Blackwood is acceptable to the swap rule. Whatever!)
So here's what I ended up turning, a 360° Herringbone design, turned entirely from Pine. I am not the originator of the design, merely an imitator, with a great deal of tutorial assistance written by a friend of mine!
Both pens are one piece Long Clickers turned to appear to be 2 piece pens. The recipient hasn't seen them yet. I'm holding on to them till the uncertainty of a Canada Post strike is over. Hopefully he doesn't lurk on this forum!