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June 12/09

Well, it sure did take me a long time to get around to this but finally—here it is: my first pen. It is a birthday present for my daughter (who by the way turns “old” today. Haha.. family joke)

Pen kit: Sierra Ballpoint

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)





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Russel

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#1 posted 1771 days ago

Be careful young lady. Pens have been known to cause lost hours standing in front of a lathe, or scanning catalogs for new kits, or lusting after exotic blanks. It is a slippery slope.

And, a really cool pen.

-- Working at Woodworking http://www.VillageLaneFurniture.com

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Allison

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#2 posted 1771 days ago

Beautiful. I have always wanted to try this, I just may take this step myself. These pens always fascinate me.

-- Allison, Northeastern Ca. Remember, Amateurs built the Ark. Professionals built the Titanic!

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MsDebbieP

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#3 posted 1771 days ago

this one was stressful!!!! After seeing all the pens posted here at LJ and hearing about how people whip them off by the dozens I really didn’t want to mess this one up.

I didn’t have to throw it out – so that’s a good thing :)

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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Scott Bryan

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#4 posted 1771 days ago

Congratulations, Debbie. This pen “turned” out beautifully. I am sure that you daughter will be overjoyed with this pen, not only because it is a gorgeous pen, but also because it is a handcrafted gift of the heart from Mama. My crystal ball says that this one will not be your last. After all I would not want you to run out of things to do.

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

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scottb

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#5 posted 1771 days ago

Wow, great start… do you feel the addiction yet?

-- I am always doing what I cannot do yet, in order to learn how to do it. - Van Gogh -- http://blanchardcreative.etsy.com -- http://snbcreative.wordpress.com/

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MsDebbieP

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#6 posted 1771 days ago

thanks Scott.

and, Scott.. (hmm you are both ScottB) … no feelings of addiction yet—just relief that it is done lol

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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Loucarb

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#7 posted 1771 days ago

Very nice looking pen. Great job

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mmh

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#8 posted 1771 days ago

Beautifully done!

-- "They who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night." ~ Edgar Allan Poe

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CanadianWoodChuck

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#9 posted 1771 days ago

Way to go Debbie – you will be forever hooked, but it’s great fun.

-- Canadian Wood Chuck (Bruce)

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David65

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#10 posted 1771 days ago

Awesome looking pen I hope she appreciates the art of it as well as its beauty.

-- David '65

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Douglas Bordner

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#11 posted 1771 days ago

Beautiful use of figured wood. Now how about more pictures and a nice little box to go with it?

-- "Bordnerizing" perfectly good lumber for over a decade.

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MsDebbieP

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#12 posted 1771 days ago

Douglas.. Douglas.. Douglas.. .... success is never enough, is it/?? You guys always have to push me to try something new.
I wouldn’t come close to the beautiful pen box you made.

Thanks everyone for the kind words :)

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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odie

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#13 posted 1771 days ago

WOW, you did a beautiful job Debbie.

-- Odie, Confucius say, "He who laughs at one's self is BUTT of joke". http://woodstermangotwood.blogspot.com/ (my funny blog)

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MsDebbieP

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#14 posted 1771 days ago

thanks Odie

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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Sef

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#15 posted 1771 days ago

Beautiful pen, especially for a first. If you don’t yet feel the addiction, consider yourself lucky, and get out while you can. I must say that I doubt I’d get nearly as much joy out of pen making, if it wasn’t for the teeth grinding frustration that sometimes comes along with it. Thanks for sharing.

So, when do we see that box? :-)

-- I may not know a lot, but at least I know that I don't know.?.?. I think. http://chathampenworks.com/

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