Memorial Pens

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Project by blmac4 posted 04-15-2009 07:45 PM 1440 views 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Once again I took on the sad task of making some memorial pens for a close friend of mine. These are simular to the ones I did for his father a couple of years ago. My friend fought a long and hard battle against Melanoma cancer. He was a member of the Army Rangers so was awarded full military honors and these are some of the casings from the salute. He was also a proud Texan through and through and loved working with his horses and hunting. His casket was escorted by a riderless horse with his saddle and chaps draped across it and his boots were reversed in the stirrups. It was one of the most stirring tributes that I have ever seen and one I will cherrish for the rest of my life. Being a Texan, I again felt that the perfect choice of wood for the boxes was Mesquite with a Texas concho of a praying cowboy on it enlayed on the top. For the top of the pens I used deer antler which will be laser engraved with a deer head.

I miss my friend very much, but I will cherrish the memories of our friendship forever.


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#1 posted 04-15-2009 08:10 PM

Beautiful and a fitting memorial to your friend. I’m sure he’s looking down very pleased.

-- I intend to live forever, or die trying..........Justin, Ohio

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#2 posted 04-15-2009 08:24 PM

happy trails

-- It's not a sickness, i can stop buying tools anytime.

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#3 posted 04-15-2009 10:39 PM

Beautiful pens, I’m sure he would be proud and greatful that you took the time to make them.

-- "At its best, life is completely unpredictable." - Christopher Walken

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#4 posted 04-24-2009 07:43 AM

Amen. Great tribute to a fallen, proud soldier. God Bless.

-- If you think healthcare is expensive now, wait until it's free! PJ O'Rourke

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