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Project by thelt posted 12-15-2009 10:27 PM 1672 views 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I made this Slimline Pen & Pencil set for my pastor as a Christmas Present. It is made from Olive wood from the Holy City of Bethlehem in Israel. The card Certificate of Authenticity further states ’ This wood is from trees which have been bearing fruit since the time of the Romans.

The certificate assures that this is authentic Bethlehem Holy Land olive wood – a natrual raw material. This wood comes from the pruning of young trees, the sprouts from the trunks of old trees, and unproductive trees.

When turning this wood the smell of the shavings is just wonderful. It is a very pleasant smelling wood while turning it.

Thanks to Delta Machinery I’m back turning wood again. I have a few more projects I want to try now. One of which is wine bottle stoppers. Never turned one before.

-- When asked what I did to make life worthwhile in my lifetime....I can respond with a great deal of pride and satisfaction, "I served a career in the United States Navy."





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Mike Leonard

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#1 posted 12-15-2009 10:54 PM

Thelt,

Beautiful pen and pencil set, I’m sure your pastor will be pleased! Also thanks for sharing about your experience with Delta Machinery. Kind of restores one’s faith in people a little.

I retired from Parole and Probation a couple of weeks ago. It is nice not to have to go into work but it feels kind of funny to be home all the time. I guess I should get my shop cleaned out and organized.

Mike Leonard

-- "An armed society is a polite society."

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TopamaxSurvivor

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#2 posted 12-15-2009 11:05 PM

Nice work, I’ll bet he will love them.

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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Hacksaw007

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#3 posted 12-15-2009 11:33 PM

Nice looking. Thanks for thinking about your pastor. I am not sure what the Delta Machinery thing is, so I will let it alone…. But love the pens. I will have to try some of that wood. Thanks.

-- For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. John 3:16

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ohwoodeye

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#4 posted 12-15-2009 11:52 PM

Nicely done. Very fitting for a Pastor…..he will love them.
I agree, turning Olive wood is an absolute joy. The oil in the wood keeps the tool running smooth, cool and true as well as the pleasing aroma produced. With a steady hand, almost no sanding is required. Turn your first stopper in olive wood (authentic or not) you will be pleased.

-- Directions are just the Manufacturer's opinion on how something should be assembled. ----Mike, Waukesha, WI

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thelt

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#5 posted 12-16-2009 02:17 PM

Hacksaw, Read my post on the Forum titled “Delta Machinery Midi Lathe”.

-- When asked what I did to make life worthwhile in my lifetime....I can respond with a great deal of pride and satisfaction, "I served a career in the United States Navy."

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Moron

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#6 posted 12-16-2009 02:34 PM

I get tired of looking at pen after pen after pen but I gotta say

Those are nice looking pens. My father, who loves his relidgion would just love them.

-- "Good artists borrow, great artists steal”…..Picasso

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thelt

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#7 posted 12-16-2009 03:19 PM

Roman, as I said and ohwoodeye reiterated, the aroma produced while drilling and turning this wood is just devine! Maybe it was meant to be that way! And thanks for the nice compliment. You’re right, turned pens are turned pens and get kinda old.

-- When asked what I did to make life worthwhile in my lifetime....I can respond with a great deal of pride and satisfaction, "I served a career in the United States Navy."

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