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Blog entry by itsme_timd posted 02-20-2008 12:51 AM 1004 reads 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I don’t want to post 100 entries on my projects page for pens but wanted to share this one, I think it came out great. I’ve always tried to have some type of artistic outlet and never had any skills. Drawing, painting, music – no luck at all. I tried trombone in 6th Grade and the band director actually asked me to move the slide but not actually play… true story. :-)

I’ve received a lot of compliments on the pens and I’m getting better – this one came out nicely and with the help of a post on LJ I was able to get some nice photos, too.

-- Tim D. - Woodstock, GA

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Scott Bryan

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#1 posted 02-20-2008 02:25 AM


This is gorgeous. Don’t worry about the posts. That what this site is about- to share. If you have a 100 entries to share so be it.

Thanks for the post.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#2 posted 02-20-2008 02:58 AM

Tim, nice job on the pen. I have been throwing the center band away and turning a center band on all my pens. Try it sometime—-not hard to do.

-- Those that say it can't be done should not interrupt those who are doing it.

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#3 posted 02-20-2008 02:58 AM

Yow ! beautiful pens and the photography is top notch !

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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#4 posted 02-20-2008 04:33 AM

Great looking pen. As Scott said, don’t worry about posting a lot of pens. I love looking at pens.

Keep up the great work!

-- -- Rob Hix, King George, VA

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#5 posted 02-20-2008 04:35 AM

MY wife and I just got our first pen making blanks and associated accessories
weekend before last (we’re still practicing on no-pen blanks I cut from stock at hand).
I’d love to see some more of your work. 100+ projects? Bring them on!

-- Still learning everything

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#6 posted 02-20-2008 01:50 PM

yes, you have found your calling.

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#7 posted 02-21-2008 12:30 AM

Beautiful work Tim.

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

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#8 posted 02-22-2008 05:30 PM

Excellent work! I think you have found your creative outlet!!!

-- Anchul - Warrensburg, MO: As a Pastor, I am just trying to get closer to Jesus. He was a woodworker too.

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#9 posted 02-22-2008 06:24 PM

Hey, no problem. Two of my eight projects are pens. It is woodworking!

This pen you just posted is really terrific!

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