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Some Special Pens (with a special purpose)

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Project by MsDebbieP posted 1856 days ago 1771 views 0 times favorited 34 comments Add to Favorites Watch

July 23/09

Pen Style: Sierra

Pen 1
Wood: Texas Mesquite

This wood is very special as it was sent to me from Karson. But that’s not the end of the “specialness”. Karson had received the wood from BlueStingrayBoots. So this wood has gone through the hands of three LumberJocks and been in two countries!

Pen 2
Wood: Bloodwood

The Purpose
With the mesquite having traveled across North America and passed between the hands of three different LumberJocks I thought that its final destination should be into the hands of our founder Martin.

Since Martin and Alenka’s first anniversary is fast approaching I decided to make a set of “his and her” pens. Last week I sent them across the big pond to Slovakia. (and they arrived yesterday.)

Happy Anniversary to Martin and Alenka.
Thank you very much to Karson and to BlueStingrayBoots

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





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Sawdust2

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#1 posted 1856 days ago

Nice pens.
Nice gesture.

Lee

-- No piece is cut too short. It was meant for a smaller project.

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MsDebbieP

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#2 posted 1856 days ago

thanks. I love the story behind the wood… LumberJock pen :)

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

#3 posted 1856 days ago

Hey, MsDebbie,
It looks like the pen making disease gotcha!
Very nice work!

d

-- Will trade wife's yarn for tools.

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MsDebbieP

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#4 posted 1856 days ago

not addicted lol but the bug has definitely bitten me.
I love a project that can be completed in such a short time.

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

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#5 posted 1856 days ago

Very nice job, the grain really pops out.

-- Whether You Think You Can or You Think You Can't, YOU ARE RIGHT!!!

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Chris

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#6 posted 1856 days ago

Very nice work and a great gesture Ms.Debbie!

-- "Everything that is great and inspiring is created by the individual who labors in freedom" -- Albert Einstein

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Russel

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#7 posted 1856 days ago

Very nicely done and a most appropriate gift; LumberJock pens for the creator of LumberJocks. Cool.

However, it is a little disappointing to see that you’re still in denial about your addiction.

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

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rtb

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#8 posted 1856 days ago

Its really apparent how much you have progressed from your first turnings. Its ok to be addicted since it has no health implications, BUT, denial can be the warning of ….oh well. more turning is the best antidote

-- RTB. stray animals are just looking for love

#9 posted 1856 days ago

There has certainly been a lot of posting about addiction!
First it was the LumberJocks Forum.
Then it was tool addiction.
Now it’s pen turning.
Are we to be pitied, treated, encouraged or ignored? (;-0)

Carry on, kids.

d.

-- Will trade wife's yarn for tools.

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Karson

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#10 posted 1856 days ago

Debbie: A great looking set of pens. Nice job.

Congratulations to Martin and Alenka.

-- 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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#11 posted 1856 days ago

Great work…very nice.

-- Wayne - Plymouth MN

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#12 posted 1856 days ago

Deb, that is a wonderful gesture on your part. And those are a couple of beautiful pens. Of course you are not addicted to turning but I can see that you will “invent” any excuse to spend some time on the lathe!! :)

It looks like you are having fun and enjoying yourself. Keep the pens coming. We are enjoying these posts as much as you are. Now that you have the pens down pretty well how about a vase?

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

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MsDebbieP

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#13 posted 1856 days ago

thank you everyone.

“inventing excuses” . lol oh dear .. now that would be a sign of an addiction… but really.. honestly… I didn’t wake up thinking about making a pen… I didn’t force myself to do housework first.. honest…

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

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#14 posted 1856 days ago

oh and as for a vase? maybe next year’s birthday presents

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

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#15 posted 1856 days ago

Deb, my grandson Logan here says he just loves your pens and so do I. You’re becomming quite efficient on that Lathe. Move over Trifern here she comes. I’d really like to see you make a little bowl or have you done that already? Probably have, things move so fast on here anymore it’s hard to keep up. I see the pens went a great cause. Happy Anniversary Martin. m

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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