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    Well done Amos - lovely work as usual :2tsup: ...

    Well done Amos - lovely work as usual :2tsup:

    JD
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    Hi Amos, we actually get two days from the Post...

    Hi Amos,
    we actually get two days from the Post Office ... 30 days hath September, April, June and November ......blah blah!! :wink: I can not imagine the stress they (the troops) would go through...
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    thanks Sam .. I received an envelope with a post...

    thanks Sam .. I received an envelope with a post officedate stamp reading 32 Sept 2015 ..... adding more days to the month might be the answer!!!!!!!:2tsup:
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    Hi posted some pens last week so they should...

    Hi
    posted some pens last week so they should arrive soonish depending on how well the pigeons have been fed this week. Sadly my intentions and my actuality did not match, and should I write my own...
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    Cool, no rush - school holidays start 3:20...

    Cool, no rush - school holidays start 3:20 tomorrow but who's counting!!! I'll be 'horsing' around for the next few days so no shed time ... yet!

    JD
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    Count me in!

    Hi, remember me!!!!

    Not getting a lot of time to much of anything lately - thought it was all suppose to slow down as you got older!!!!!:o:o For me, it just seems to get busier. However, will...
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    Glad to see they arrived safely - amazing that...

    Glad to see they arrived safely - amazing that Timberbits can get pens to me (NSW --- WA) in about 24 hours but Aussie post takes ...........

    JD
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    I hope you are getting lots of people taking up...

    I hope you are getting lots of people taking up this opportunity to show a token of appreciation for all our troops ........... mine went in the mail today!

    JD
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    I'm sure I can manage some for such a significant...

    I'm sure I can manage some for such a significant event!

    :2tsup:

    JD
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    Certainly a new look for the slim line - I too...

    Certainly a new look for the slim line - I too must put it on the to do list!! Thanks for sharing

    JD
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    What a lovely letter - makes one feel all gooey...

    What a lovely letter - makes one feel all gooey inside!!

    Thanks to all the people who help make this possible

    JD

    :shakehands:
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    YAY another well executed posting by you Sam!! ...

    YAY another well executed posting by you Sam!! Well done!

    JD
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    YAY they made it before Anzac Day!! :aussie5: ...

    YAY they made it before Anzac Day!! :aussie5:

    JD
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    Very funky! JD

    Very funky!

    JD
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    Welcome Jim, great to have you on board! JD

    Welcome Jim, great to have you on board!

    JD
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    Those pens look great David .:2tsup: BTW you...

    Those pens look great David .:2tsup:

    BTW you can marble paper very simply - it can be done with marbling kits that can be purchased from art supply shops, or using oil based paints. Both ways...
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    Thanks must go to Graham - Sundowner for the kits...

    Thanks must go to Graham - Sundowner for the kits for these pens and Maple Man for the Crows Ash timber ... I am sure that those reading the Crow's Ash blurb upon receiving the pen will indeed think...
  18. My swap from HazzaB arrived today - what a...

    My swap from HazzaB arrived today - what a beauty! With bling!!:B:B and a presentation box.

    (I am ashamed to say that, although I have a plethora of cameras, the photos were taken with my phone...
  19. Both pens made, blanks cut and envelopes...

    Both pens made, blanks cut and envelopes addressed ready for the mail box tomorrow!!!!!!!! :brava:happyb::hapy: Gotta love being on leave!!!!!!!!!!

    I'm hoping HazzaB and josquiggley like what I...
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    No worries, shall do. May the light keep...

    No worries, shall do.

    May the light keep shining brightly!!

    JD
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    I'm going to break the pattern - I made 15 today,...

    I'm going to break the pattern - I made 15 today, 9 from Crow's Ash. Just discovered the 'pouch cupboard' is empty so will have to get the sewing machines going tomorrow and make some more. Should...
  22. ooohhh .... a new scanPAN ... that's great...

    ooohhh .... a new scanPAN ... that's great news!!!!!!!!:;


    :PANCAKES:
  23. OMG ...... :o ..... just 'cause I'm a...

    OMG ...... :o ..... just 'cause I'm a sheila I'm going to get ANOTHER saucePAN!!!!! :roflmao:

    No, really that exciting ... I spend ages trying to decide!!

    JD
  24. Email sent to HazzaB and one composed for...

    Email sent to HazzaB and one composed for josquiggley but PM box is full ..... please clear your PM box josquiggley!!!!!!


    JD
    Touchwood


    Thanks to Scott (and any helpers) for the...
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    Hi Sam hope all goes well with your son. I...

    Hi Sam
    hope all goes well with your son.

    I will relieve you of half of those kits if they are still available - no stress if they are already allocated.

    JD
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    There should still be some tags printed to go...

    There should still be some tags printed to go along with this special timber ... if more are needed I have saved it on my computer and will happily print some more and send them with my pens.

    JD
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    I have replied in the Troops thread, but will...

    I have replied in the Troops thread, but will kick the ball along here too!!

    I'll once again send some pens over .. plenty of time on my hands as I have leave from work ... a lot of...
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    Count me in once again ... plenty of time on my...

    Count me in once again ... plenty of time on my hands this year!!!

    JD
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    I also think you are comparing two distinctly...

    I also think you are comparing two distinctly different types of 'skins' too .... be they shed or skin ... the one from Amos has smaller scales and a colour distinctive pattern whilst the shed,...
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    I am more than happy to have something here -...

    I am more than happy to have something here - plenty of shed space, parking peace and tranquility .... just a bit further from the big smoke (which is where most people are!) Let's see what shakes...
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    Cool ... Baldivis is just a hop and skip away...

    Cool ... Baldivis is just a hop and skip away .... and I have all the time in the world next year - I'd love to see it all in action!!

    I don't have any of the gear you guys look to be using,...
  32. Touchwood(Jenny); Aust; 2 pens; yes thanks. ...

    Touchwood(Jenny); Aust; 2 pens; yes thanks.

    Thanks for the opportunity to participate once again

    JD
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    Thanks must also go to Sam for once again...

    Thanks must also go to Sam for once again coordinating this event. Pens for the Troops has been going for a few years now and without the coordinators (and there have been only a few) if would not...
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    mmm... that process looks a lot harder than I...

    mmm... that process looks a lot harder than I thought ... pity it was on the wrong side of Australia :doh: ... looks like a good learning day.

    I will have to read loads more before I have a go
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    there must be so much inequity in what the...

    there must be so much inequity in what the pigeons are fed .... what about pigeon rights!!! :o

    Glad they arrived safe and sound and JUST before the dead line :B

    16 more days until the end...
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    Hi Sam I am putting a bakers dozen in the mail -...

    Hi Sam
    I am putting a bakers dozen in the mail - express post - tomorrow. It will still take a couple of days but should not take the 10 regular post can take!!!

    fingers crossed
    ...
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    Hi, I will once again do some for the Christmas...

    Hi, I will once again do some for the Christmas post ....maybe they will be resin filled with mosquitoes as we have loads to give away at the moment!!!!!

    JD
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    buy a couple of reflective windscreen shield (the...

    buy a couple of reflective windscreen shield (the 'alfoil'/padded type) and sew them to size - make a pocket flap as a closure, maybe even a couple of sticky velcro dots to keep it shut !!!
    ...
  39. Firstly, thank you Scott for agreeing, albeit...

    Firstly, thank you Scott for agreeing, albeit without much competition it seems, to do the pen swap once again. I have been in the pen swap since the beginning, swapped every time with DOM and OS...
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    I'm glad they have arrived safe 'n sound! JD

    I'm glad they have arrived safe 'n sound!

    JD
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    I'm back!!

    Hi Sam
    I am about to send you 12 pens made from the Crows Ash and the printed blurbs to go with pens made from this wood. I have only counted 12 (using the photos in this thread) plus my 12 = 24. ...
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    phew, August ... for some reason I thought it was...

    phew, August ... for some reason I thought it was July and I was beginning to panic. Off to Africa in a week and the "to do" job list is longer than the days left - including about 200 school...
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    Each time I hunted I found the same type of record/result, which was also what Mapleman found, but only going by a name and initial and nothing else, particularly with such a common name, it is hard...
  44. Oh, the tree died is my understanding. Mapleman...

    Oh, the tree died is my understanding. Mapleman is the man who salvaged the timber. Yes, that is probably worthy so no one thinks it was cut down to build a car park or something!!! :o:o

    JD
  45. Hi Sam as I was restricted to using a jpeg the...

    Hi Sam
    as I was restricted to using a jpeg the quality may be dodgy as it started as a publisher, converted to pdf (as many don't have publisher) only to find the forum would only accept photo...
  46. Possible blurb for Mapleman's Crows Ash ....

    Hi one and all

    I have been playing around with a possible blurb to go with these special pens - feel free to comment or use.

    I have played with the font on the second one as I wondered if the...
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    Not a good start .. what a dirty, low down thing...

    Not a good start .. what a dirty, low down thing to do!

    JD
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    mmmm a bit more than that I think ...

    mmmm a bit more than that I think :rolleyes::rolleyes:... also a foundation pen maker for the Troops, a very kind soul who makes additional pens for special requests and an UNREAL coordinator...
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    Well done Sam for your coordination efforts and...

    Well done Sam for your coordination efforts and to all those who made a pen or two or three ........... good to see the idea still going strong after all these years. Thanks also to those who have...
  50. Expect some from me too! JD

    Expect some from me too!

    JD
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