Subject for May's Competition 2016 part 1

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  • 1. Wood pen using home grown native woods.

    3 14.29%
  • 2. Acrylic which includes all the plastic and cast type blanks.

    2 9.52%
  • 3. Any material but must include metal other than the parts of the kit.

    9 42.86%
  • 4. Wooden pen using exotics.

    0 0%
  • 5. Best design using a slimline kit or even wackiest looking slimline

    7 33.33%
  • 6. Kitless pen.

    0 0%
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    Subject for May's Competition 2016 part 1

    I have dropped the options from the last poll that didn't receive any votes. Again there will be a two part poll as there are still too many option for just 1 poll.

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    Only 5 days left for the poll. 6 votes in part 1 and 23 members who have looked at the thread.

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    Only 3 days left for the poll. Now 12 votes in part 1 and 31 members who have looked at the thread.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Buckeye View Post
    Only 3 days left for the poll.Peter
    Haven't decided yet.

    Plenty of time Peter, you don't need a mini excavator - you are one
    Can I ask a question though? Option 3 presumably means a home made blank and not just one bought in ( metal braid for example ).
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lons View Post
    Haven't decided yet.

    Plenty of time Peter, you don't need a mini excavator - you are one
    Can I ask a question though? Option 3 presumably means a home made blank and not just one bought in ( metal braid for example ).
    I have to say I don't know, whoever suggested option 3 didn't make it clear and so I would say that as long as it contains metal then it fits the criteria. I don't have a problem with a bought in blank as it would allow people who have never made their own blank to take part, but how well the members would vote for it I don't know.

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    Now we have 14 votes and 35 members who have looked at this thread, so the vote count is going up.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Buckeye View Post
    I have to say I don't know, whoever suggested option 3 didn't make it clear and so I would say that as long as it contains metal then it fits the criteria. I don't have a problem with a bought in blank as it would allow people who have never made their own blank to take part, but how well the members would vote for it I don't know.

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    Now we have 14 votes and 35 members who have looked at this thread, so the vote count is going up.
    I'm not so sure. I can see that argument but If the judging was on how the pen looked which I suspect some of it is then I think it would be a bit unfair to judge a bought in against a home made which takes a lot more effort. Surely it's better that a newbie tries even if not such good results than just buy in a blank. Never learn if you don't give it a go!
    Additionally, a blank like that wouldn't be cheap and could be out of reach for a beginner trying to build up his equipment as well.

    Just my opinion but maybe food for thought
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lons View Post
    I'm not so sure. I can see that argument but If the judging was on how the pen looked which I suspect some of it is then I think it would be a bit unfair to judge a bought in against a home made which takes a lot more effort. Surely it's better that a newbie tries even if not such good results than just buy in a blank. Never learn if you don't give it a go!
    Additionally, a blank like that wouldn't be cheap and could be out of reach for a beginner trying to build up his equipment as well.

    Just my opinion but maybe food for thought
    I agree with you to a certain extent, but if you look at No.1 and No.4 they don't specify that you must have cut the blank and dried it etc for the home grown woods not for the exotics, it seems pretty obvious that they could be bought in blanks. No. 2, No.7 and No.9 could be bought in No.10 could be a home made blank, but bought from someone who made it.

    I would prefer challenging competitions, but it seems some don't. If you have any ideas please post them.

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    Maybe we need to look at the subject again as most of them don't seem to be challenging. When I sat and thought about it, I am with Bob and don't think that a bought blank should be allowed, what do you think?

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    How about a open comp Peter where there is no guidelines but the entrants must state weather the blank was bought or made and can be judged accordingly
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    Quote Originally Posted by Buckeye View Post

    Now we have 14 votes and 35 members who have looked at this thread, so the vote count is going up.
    Is that 35 individual member that have looked at this post or is it a total of how many time every member has look at it, I have looked at it a number of times.

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