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Pencil exchange 2009

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Hey all let's do another round.


For those not familiar a few years ago we had a pencil exchange where we sent a carp pencil from your favourite yard to whoever and when you recieve a pencil you reciprocate by sending one back.


 Jim Blodgett started this back in 2003 ref: 35132.1 is the thread #.


 We all have to go to the post office soon anyway as it tis the season........


 


On a hill by the harbour

 

On a hill by the harbour

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Rez bump

 


On a hill by the harbour

 

On a hill by the harbour

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Shoot, I'm in.  Back there in the original exchange and since at Fests and mini-gatherings I've made it a point to pack some lead.


One of these days, I'll find the time to put together some beautiful display of "former" lumberyards.  I know several of my current collection of pencils have met their demise.


So yeah.  During this time of year, might be a fuzz busy, but I'll try.


Those lines at the post office is no fun............


Especially since the wimmen are usually all covered up and not that good looking.


Better than walmart tho-..............as seen from the parking lot.


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A Great Place for Information, Comraderie, and a Sucker Punch.

Remodeling Contractor just outside the Glass City.


http://www.quittintime.com/

 


(post #179061, reply #3 of 30)

 I actually talked to the GM at my yard today and put in an order for a good handfull of pencils. They are out of their personal ones but are expecting delivery in January.


 Have you noticed that yards are starting to charge for pencils? I am kind of hard headed and usually just beat up the desk staff when they try to charge me for a pencil. I usually have a bunch in my desk from mgmt. but it drives me crazy when the new guy on the desk puts it on my invoice.


Edited to add: For those new to this we recycle the envelopes as well.



 


On a hill by the harbour


Edited 12/1/2009 7:47 pm by Novy

 

On a hill by the harbour

(post #179061, reply #4 of 30)

I don't see too many charges for them, but they aren't real forthcoming.  When I mention this to the one yard I do business with, I'm sure there'll be a handfull.  Not so sure they even have them at a Toledo operation I do biz with.


As to the envelopes.....I know we had some folks parcel get trashed by the automation genie.  I had good luck with the padded envelope's with cardbd inserted and surrounding the goods.


A real great idea-to me a nostalgia thing.  Nice to see the various names and locations.  A nice collection for sure. 


Never did get any from the German guy, that would have been fun.


A Great Place for Information, Comraderie, and a Sucker Punch.


Remodeling Contractor just outside the Glass City.



http://www.quittintime.com/


 

A Great Place for Information, Comraderie, and a Sucker Punch.

Remodeling Contractor just outside the Glass City.


http://www.quittintime.com/

 


(post #179061, reply #5 of 30)

Shoot I have a bunch of 84 lumber pencils, does that count??

(post #179061, reply #6 of 30)

Probably going to regret this question but what is an 84 lumber pencil?

 


On a hill by the harbour

 

On a hill by the harbour

(post #179061, reply #7 of 30)

Google 84 lumber.  Chain of lumber yards that seem to dominate in the housing market in Syracuse where I framed.

(post #179061, reply #8 of 30)

Got it.


I had never heard of them but I am in Canada.


 


On a hill by the harbour

 

On a hill by the harbour

(post #179061, reply #9 of 30)

I don't believe they have a Canadian branch.

(post #179061, reply #11 of 30)

 Funny I was wandering around th US for abut 6 weeks this year and I never heard of one. I did check the company history through google and it kinda looks like a good company.


 I will trade you a Payzants pencil for one though. I forget how we did the address thing last time. Anyway I won't have my pencils untill the new year. As I said in an earlier post my yard is out of pencils with their name.



 


On a hill by the harbour


Edited 12/2/2009 2:05 pm by Novy

 

On a hill by the harbour

(post #179061, reply #14 of 30)

Don't worry, I won't run out.  I have at least one box full.  I will have to search to see what others I have.


 


When you use lots of wood they love to give us pencils and sometimes hats, and sometimes tshirts and sometimes sweatshirts and once a watch cap.


Then the salemen show up with lunch, gator aid, soda, and bottled water.

(post #179061, reply #15 of 30)

 Reminds me that I have to call them. They owe me lunch.

 


On a hill by the harbour

 

On a hill by the harbour

(post #179061, reply #10 of 30)

Due to the exchange rate, in Canada, it is 62 Lumber.

;o)

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It's a small world. Until you have to walk home...

(post #179061, reply #12 of 30)

hey we are at .952678.


It is not helping my buisness either as a low Cdn dollar helps me.


 


On a hill by the harbour

 

On a hill by the harbour

(post #179061, reply #13 of 30)

Ok, so in Canada, it is 80.024952 Lumber

;o)

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It's a small world. Until you have to walk home...

(post #179061, reply #16 of 30)

That sounds about right.

 


On a hill by the harbour

 

On a hill by the harbour

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Rez bump for Blodgett

 


On a hill by the harbour

 

On a hill by the harbour

(post #179061, reply #18 of 30)

I sent jimbo an email.  Perhaps he'll get it b/4 the crash.

A Great Place for Information, Comraderie, and a Sucker Punch.


Remodeling Contractor just outside the Glass City.



http://www.quittintime.com/


 

A Great Place for Information, Comraderie, and a Sucker Punch.

Remodeling Contractor just outside the Glass City.


http://www.quittintime.com/

 


(post #179061, reply #19 of 30)

 He replied to me in one of the other threads.


 Works better for me if we do it next year anyway. My yard is out of their pencils.


 I sure hope this place doesn't melt down tomorrow............


 


On a hill by the harbour

 

On a hill by the harbour

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Why does this screen look so odd? No menu bar on the left...is this the new site? You guys been over here playing without me?

Crash or no crash tomorrow, count me in for another round of pencil exchanging. Still got a fat fi[ACRONYM FOR A JOBSITE SENTENCE]l from the one we did a few years ago.

Hey calvin - thanks for the e mail. I couldn't find this thread for the life of me.

 

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My pleasure Jim.


Kiss the wife!


A Great Place for Information, Comraderie, and a Sucker Punch.


Remodeling Contractor just outside the Glass City.



http://www.quittintime.com/


 

A Great Place for Information, Comraderie, and a Sucker Punch.

Remodeling Contractor just outside the Glass City.


http://www.quittintime.com/

 


(post #179061, reply #22 of 30)

My screen is still the same. Maybe it was just a rumour?

 


On a hill by the harbour

 

On a hill by the harbour

(post #179061, reply #23 of 30)

Never did get any from the German guy, that would have been fun.<<<

If I recall correctly I got a cpl from him. they were fat rounded ones...and funny ya'll should mention this. Was just a cpl of days ago I was digging through one of the draws in my office and found the box with all the pencils in em' from the pencil exchange.
Most people I think saved em. One guy even made a shadow box for them if I recall correctly. Me? I was using them. I picked one out...looked to see where it was from and thought about it from time to time as I used it/them.
The only bummer was that a lot of the pencils didn't say where they were from so I just figured they were from the land of Good Karma : )

Oh...and one last thing...kinda weird but...as I type now right b/4 I leave for work...I noticed I'm using the coffee mug Jimbo gave me and I see on my book case a glass I was using last night that you gave me from your RiverFest.

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(post #179061, reply #24 of 30)

Boy, that heirloom guy from public television could have a field day with your stuff

A Great Place for Information, Comraderie, and a Sucker Punch.


Remodeling Contractor just outside the Glass City.



http://www.quittintime.com/


 

A Great Place for Information, Comraderie, and a Sucker Punch.

Remodeling Contractor just outside the Glass City.


http://www.quittintime.com/

 


(post #179061, reply #25 of 30)

Heirloom Andy?

 

(post #179061, reply #26 of 30)

I dunno Jim, no telling what classification he might be in.


A Great Place for Information, Comraderie, and a Sucker Punch.


Remodeling Contractor just outside the Glass City.



http://www.quittintime.com/


 

A Great Place for Information, Comraderie, and a Sucker Punch.

Remodeling Contractor just outside the Glass City.


http://www.quittintime.com/

 


(post #179061, reply #27 of 30)

Heirloom Andy?<<<

I dunno 'bout no heirlooms bro...but I sure could use a hairloom...lol
Katrina says I should just comb my ponytail forward...LOL

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(post #179061, reply #28 of 30)

oh yeh...maybe I shoulda kept a headband on instead of a rubber band around the pony tail...LOL

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(post #179061, reply #29 of 30)

Dude. That's what I call a piece of firewood!

 

(post #179061, reply #30 of 30)

You kiddin'r sumpin?? Round these here parts we call them thar things toofpicks...

Oh wait...I still live on Long Island..sorry : (

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