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    Pen of the Week is changing.

    It's time for an overhaul.

    POTW has traditionally been selected by the previous winner, but after lengthy discussion, Vic, Walter and I have decided it would be much fairer and more democratic if everyone has a say in the winner

    So starting with the next winner, that's exactly what's going to happen.

    How will it work? As far as posting pens on the forum is concerned, nothing will change. Keep posting them, just as you do now, and once a week, one of the moderators will collate a photo of each pen into one thread and a vote will be opened on that thread for a few days to give everyone a chance to join in. The pen with the most votes at the close of play will be the winner - it's as simple as that.

    Let's see how it goes. Keep posting your pens everyone - every pen from today will be eligible to win.

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    In the past it has been hard to get participants to vote,well worth a try though.

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    Leave it the way it is now.

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    Hi I have not been here long enough to comment really on the change but I would ask are there ďRulesĒ on what makes a pen the POTW?

    I have seen so many great pens made by obviously very experienced and talented wood workers / turners.

    I know the ones I like and perhaps donít like as much but thatís my personal opinion and not sure how that should make me vote?

    In my head it could be effort / skill / the background story if there is one... but would love to know what should influence my vote.

    As said earlier itís a shame you see on so many postings, loads of views but many fewer comments or replies. Letís hope thatís not the same when it comes to voting.

    Voting finger at the ready....

    Kevin

    PS just seen my profile as changed to Pro Turner lol if only it was so... must change my signature.
    Looking at turning and trying out hopefully new ideas and sharing the results.

     
     
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    It's a good question Kevin, but the only rule is that it has to be a pen (or a pencil) That's all.

    There are some extremely talented and experienced makers here, who take an excellent photo too, but equally there are a lot of far less experienced makers and a lot of newcomers, who whilst they don't perhaps have the experience to wow us with their skills to the same degree, are no less worthy of the accolade for all sorts of reasons, and I have been known to nominate several such pens in my time if the honour has fallen to me, simply because I felt they deserved it.

    You're right - effort, skill background story - whatever it is that strikes a chord with you. Just vote for the pen that you like the best, for whatever reasons make you like it. The winner has always been selected from all the pens that have been posted during the week, and that will continue to be the case, so just keep your eye on what's being shown, and go with your heart.

    Currently, I'm set to win it by default in any case, because I'm the only person to have posted a pen so far this week, so that will make the decision making very easy for you.

    I hope that will change.

    Congratulations on reaching pro turner by the way, and thanks for your contributions to the forum - it's appreciated. You've a way to go before you catch those Aussie blokes though I'm afraid, but keep at it
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    Quote Originally Posted by Phil Dart View Post
    Currently, I'm set to win it by default in any case, because I'm the only person to have posted a pen so far this week, so that will make the decision making very easy for you
    Dream on .... you got no chance .....
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    I'd leave it like it is, the other way fizzled out causing the causing the poor bugger running the POTW a lot of head aches.

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    It's never been run this way before Mark, only ever the old way.
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    Is everyone in the Antipodes so pessimistic?

    Cheer up and give it a chance guys.

     
     
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    I agree Vic,
    Let's give it ago and see.
    As for Phil and the only pen .....
    I may be able to put his Zephyr black and gold to shame with a black and gold, micro meshed to 12000
    That would take me up to Zephyr4, next would be, Zephyr6, then Zodiac (for those of us of a certain vintage)

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