Raffle for Mason Dixon Banquet

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Project by Karson posted 11-18-2009 01:26 AM 2305 views 0 times favorited 20 comments Add to Favorites Watch

For the last couple of years I’ve made the prizes for the raffle that is held at our annual banquet for the Mason Dixon Holiday dinner.

I made 6 pens that will be in the raffle and Jack Dalton made a Candle Box out of Sapele wood.

Jack posted a blog here.

The pens are made from

Mango that I got from LJ Harold, (The pen at 11 o’clock)
Bocote ( 2 o’clock)
Pink Ivory (for the Ladies Drawing) (4 o’clock)
Brazilian TulipWood (8 o’clock)

and 2 from the #391 Cherry Burl not yet in a case.

I made species cards for each of the woods so that the winner of each would be able to tell their friends what the wood was in their pen.

I’ve included my Lumberjock business card in each pen case.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Appomattox Virginia [email protected]

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#1 posted 11-18-2009 02:21 AM

very nice,,I’ve been looking at getting the stuff together to do pens, they look like fun to make..

-- Dan Hux,,,,Raleigh, NC

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#2 posted 11-18-2009 02:40 AM

I wish I could join you at the banquet… maybe next time…
The pens are a wonderful prize… I am partial to the Mango but the Cherry burl is sweet too.

-- Be safe.

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#3 posted 11-18-2009 02:45 AM

A great contribution to your raffle. I’m sure they really appreciate such wonder offerings and all your time effort and talent. super job Karson


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#4 posted 11-18-2009 02:51 AM

Beautiful pens, Karson! Jack’s candle boxes are really great. Love the splines that look like dovetails!


-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#5 posted 11-18-2009 02:54 AM

Nice job…..I’ve gotten so that I always keep a few pens around to give out. I used to turn them out by the bundle….Then I quit doin them for a long time….but when I was asked to do something for a friends, youngsters, little league uniform raiser…..I turned out a bunch of small lathe items for grab bags…the pens and pencils always get a good reception and I can always find enough good scraps to make quite a few blanks.

Those turned out great….and that piece of cherry was beautiful….very nice indeed.

-- Woodworking.....My small slice of heaven!

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#6 posted 11-18-2009 02:59 AM

Okay, everyone relax, I will have the winning ticket…

Beautiful work Karson… proud that you let me join your club…

Jack’s candle box will be please the crowd too.

Looking forward to the event.

-- Al H. - small shop, small projects...

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#7 posted 11-18-2009 03:24 AM

Well it will be interesting to see which item gets sellected first.

But everyone’s taste varies.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Appomattox Virginia [email protected]

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#8 posted 11-18-2009 04:39 AM

Nice one Karson.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#9 posted 11-18-2009 04:59 AM

very nice!

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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#10 posted 11-18-2009 06:03 AM

Very nice projects , Karson : ) The specie info cards was a great idea to include as well as your BC !

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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#11 posted 11-18-2009 03:40 PM

Great job, I am interested in the Mango wood, is it resinous or soft, how did it smell, could it be smoked over? They look great

-- Even a broken clock is right twice a day, unless, it moves at half speed like ....-As the Saw Turns

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#12 posted 11-18-2009 04:10 PM

Karson I have to say the same as Dusty56. But the information about Mango in your card needs modification. Is not Thailand a South East Asian country? The Kingdom of Thailand is an independent country that lies in the heart of Southeast Asia.
The following brief information from Wikipedia may also be worth noting
Area harvested of mangoes as of 200735
Country Hectares
India 2 143 000
China 45 000
Thailand 285 000
Indonesia 266 000
Pakistan 2215 000
Mexico 200 000
Philippines 181 000
Nigeria 126 500
Brazil 89 800
Guinea 82 000
Vietnam 52 000
Bangladesh 51 000

Mangoes have been cultivated in the Indian subcontinent for thousands of years
nearly half of the world’s mangoes are cultivated in India alone. Malaysia is not included in the above table. Can you sustantiate that Malaysia has the widest varieties of species of Mango?
If latest information supersedes the above information I may please be pardoned.

-- “If someone feels that they had never made a mistake in their life, then it means they have never tried a new thing in their life”.-Albert Einstein

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#13 posted 11-18-2009 04:23 PM

great work , karson .

and a great way to liven up peoples lives !

thanks for your giving and sharing .

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#14 posted 11-18-2009 07:26 PM

Beautiful bunch of pens Karson. Gorgeous.

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#15 posted 11-19-2009 02:36 AM

Interesting information Sharad…I recently got a shipment of curly mango, chocolate heart mango, curly green mango and spalted mango….all from Hawaii…beautiful woods all of them…..The grains are spectacular and the wood is very nice to turn…...have you had any opportunity to use any? I am very interested in seeing samples of the different kinds. That pen that Karson turned out is beautiful – Some of the mango I received has a very similar appearance to burl wood…without being taken from a cap…I was thinking of making a few pens too if I get enough waste from the bowls I plan to turn….the chocolate heart mango will make a spectacular bowl….I am looking forward to turning it – I need to get with it as it is destined as a Christmas gift.

-- Woodworking.....My small slice of heaven!

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