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Project by Gary posted 2805 days ago 1397 views 0 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My daughter’s been traveling around Italy for almost nine-months doing mini-apprenticeships.
She returned home and is quickly headed off again, so tonight we exchanged gifts.
She’s a pastry & dessert chef, a culinary artiste.
I made her a pen as a stocking stuffer—pens being new to me, everyone gets a pen, right?!?
But, I also made the little item holding her pen up for display: a rolling pin
of Osage orange and black walnut.

Take a look at the natural figure in the handle.

Life is so cool.

-- Gary, Florida. http://www.penturners.org/forum/f70/servicepens-2014-a-111967/





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Karson

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#1 posted 2805 days ago

Gary: The suprises that you get when working with wood. What looks like ordinary Walnut turn out to be something else.

A very nice love token.

-- 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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scottb

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#2 posted 2805 days ago

What a great surprise to find!

-- 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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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#3 posted 2805 days ago

Very nice,Once in a bazillion find.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1

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darryl

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#4 posted 2805 days ago

Is it just me, or does the grain form a little heart in that close up picture of the handle??

if that doesn’t show that this is a gift made from love, then nothing will! Looks fantastic Gary!

it might also be the only love handle that she brags about having!! – sorry, couldn’t resist…

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#5 posted 2804 days ago

I forgot to mention that I didn’t notice the Heart, but my wife noticed it right away. I guess I was looking for something else. It takes a females eye to see the smaller things in life.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1

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Gary

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#6 posted 2803 days ago

The amazing thing is I didn’t see the heart while turning, finishing, polishing, or wrapping.
Only saw it while reviewing the photo on the digital camera to see if it was focused.
Then, I went back and looked at the handle—it’s as real and natural as can be.
I’m sooo tickled ;-)
Thanks for viewing.

Gary

-- Gary, Florida. http://www.penturners.org/forum/f70/servicepens-2014-a-111967/

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scottb

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#7 posted 2803 days ago

I saw it right away, so what does that say about me?... Perhaps I’ve been outnumbered by the females in the house for far too long (wife, daughter and two cats, after moving out of a house with my mother and sister – dad wisely working 3rd shift) and things are rubbing off??? Should I go out and get a dog?

-- 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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#8 posted 2691 days ago

aaaaaaaw 1) that you made this for her and 2) the surprise message!!

Scott – you are a woman’s dream (highly influenced by a female environment!!)
:D

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

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Rob McCune

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#9 posted 2690 days ago

When your post was titled love handle and the first thing I saw was a rolling pin, I thought you were being funny. The heart is very nice though, makes it very special.

-- Rob McCune

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Drew1House

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#10 posted 2688 days ago

I have a dog… Though he is less of a man than he used to be… Aside from that… totally outnumbered… and I caught the heart immediately… Maybe that is a problem…?

Drew

-- Drew, Pleasant Grove, Utah

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