Purpleheart Pen Giftset

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Hey LJs! Thanks for stopping by. I wanted to show off this giftset I did several months ago. This is a trio set of a pen, letter opener, and magnifying glass I made for my brother-in-law who was returning from Iraq. All 3 items are made of purpleheart. The blanks I used for this project were truly representative of purpleheart – deep purple color with predictable straight grain patterns. Brushed plated kits were purchased from Woodcraft.

-- - Brian

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#1 posted 1716 days ago

nice looking set.
any thoughts on how you plan to package them?

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#2 posted 1716 days ago

good job and pretty wood

-- Custom furniture

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#3 posted 1716 days ago

Beautiful, Love purpleheart myself, building a jewelry box with purpleheart and aspen right now.

-- I GIVE UP!!!! I've cut this @!&*!% board 3 times.... its still too short!

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#4 posted 1716 days ago

Welcome to Lumber Jocks and thanks to your brother in law for his service. That’s a great looking gift set. Very well done.

-- John @

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#5 posted 1716 days ago

darryl – yea made a presentation box with fit foam. Wasn’t great but it worked.

jim – thank you.

dr fixit – I’m with you, I love working with purpleheart.

huff – thank you. He is a Lieutenant Colonel out of Ft Stewart. 3 tours in Iraq, 1 in Kuwait, and 1 in Afghanistan. Don’t have to look to hard for a hero in this family.

-- - Brian

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#6 posted 1715 days ago

Brian, Nice job on the set. I think the purpleheart goes well with the satin silver. May I ask where you got the letter opener kit?

-- John

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#7 posted 1714 days ago

Beautiful Set! It will be cherished!!

-- Greg H.-Chaseburg, WI.

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#8 posted 184 days ago

These came out very nice. They make really nice gifts for any occasion.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe.

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