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Location: Southeast Louisiana
Website: www.cajunpen.com

I've been married to my lovely wife, Maggie, since January, 1968. We have two sons, two Daughter-In_Laws, three beautiful granddaughters and one grandson, ages 15, 12, 10 & 4. My oldest son lives right across the street from me and my youngest is about 80 miles West. I've been interested in wood working since I was about 10 years old and made my first "skate scooter".

I started turning pens in 1998, as a hobby. I quickly ran out of people to give pens to - and it was getting expensive. If I wanted to keep making them, I had to figure out a way to sell some. Thus, Cajun Pen Shop was born. Internet Sales was a fairly new concept, so I dove in and sold a bunch of my hand turned pens. One thing led to another and next thing I know, I'm an authorized distributor for some of the largest pen manufacturers. The rest is history, my hobby grew into a full time business and I found that I no longer had time to turn my pens.

In addition to the Pen Business, I've been a Police Officer since 1968. I retired as a Lieutenant on April 20, 2010. I will hopefully spend the rest of my days in my shop making sawdust.

The Pen Shop has allowed me to put together quite a collection of woodworking tools, I actually have pretty much everything I think I will need - now I am starting on tools that I want :-)). I'll post some shop pictures soon.

My main interests are turning, box making, clock making - pretty much any small projects.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased." http://www.cajunpen.com/

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WayneC

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#1 posted 04-09-2007 07:53 AM

Welcome to LumberJocks. I’m looking forward to reading your posts. This is a great crew of folks with extensive knowledge. Enjoy.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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Mark

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#2 posted 04-09-2007 06:03 PM

Welcome to the group. Couldn’t be a Saints fan could you?

Mark

-- Mark

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Karson

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#3 posted 04-09-2007 06:30 PM

Welcome to LumberJocks

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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Bill

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#4 posted 04-09-2007 07:19 PM

Welcome Aboard CP. Are you going to be showing us pens?

-- Bill, Turlock California, http://www.brookswoodworks.com

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cajunpen

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#5 posted 04-09-2007 08:35 PM

Thanks guys, wasn’t expecting such a warm welcome. Very happy to have found your forum and look forward to being active. I am more of a tool collector, than actual woodworker, I’ve been at it for 30+ years, adding equipment to my shop hoping to have enough to do some serious wood work when I retire in 2 years. I think I have everything I need – guess it’s time to start some serious projects – which brings me to your forum for some sound advice.

Mark – Yes, I am a die-hard Saints fan. Until last year, I was embarrased to tell anyone that :-))

Bill – No pens, but I do have plenty of them. Don’t like to push them on friends.

Thanks again guys for making me feel welcome.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased." http://www.cajunpen.com/

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Mark

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#6 posted 04-10-2007 04:08 PM

I’ve liked the Saints for several years because of the sacks the fans use to wear on their heads. Almost had to feel sorry players. But what a comeback.

-- Mark

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Max

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#7 posted 04-11-2007 02:17 AM

Glad to see that you have made Lumberjocks a part of your Woodworking experience… Welcome…

-- Max "Desperado", Salt Lake City, UT

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lclashley

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#8 posted 04-15-2007 06:23 AM

Another Louisiana Woodworker! Welcome.

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cajunpen

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#9 posted 04-15-2007 07:32 AM

Thanks ldashley – are you near Metairie? This seems to be a great forum – learning more each time I visit.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased." http://www.cajunpen.com/

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PanamaJack

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#10 posted 04-15-2007 09:01 AM

Welcome to L.J.

-- Carpe Lignum; Tornare Lignum (Seize the wood, to Turn the wood)

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lclashley

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#11 posted 04-15-2007 08:07 PM

I’m up in Monore. My dad grew up in Metairie though. I used to visit quite often.

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cajunpen

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#12 posted 04-15-2007 10:29 PM

Well if you are ever in the area give me a shout and we can talk “sawdust making”. I’m really enjoying this forum. I belong to and visit a few others, but I think this one is the best of all of them.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased." http://www.cajunpen.com/

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lclashley

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#13 posted 04-16-2007 04:55 AM

cool. I agree this is an awesome site.

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CharlieM1958

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#14 posted 04-19-2007 01:59 PM

Bill, we are neighbors for sure! I live off Transcontinental, but out by the lake. Also a 20+ year Saints season ticket holder!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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oscorner

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#15 posted 05-06-2007 05:16 AM

Nice to see another Cajun on board. Welcome from Baton Rouge!*

-- Jesus is Lord!

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