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Project by jjempson posted 03-23-2011 05:10 PM 2152 views 1 time favorited 21 comments Add to Favorites Watch

this is dedecated to a dear friend..a 4H pencil….this is the longest i have ever kept a pencil behind my ear…i know it sounds strange but i teach at a college…and like all students….sir have you got a pencil…
this has been with me through many a job and assesment marking sheet and has always produced a fine like to work to..it even helped to mark out the very trestle you can see in the pictures..im sure many a joiner has had and lost a favorite pencil..so i am taking this chance to pay homage to a wonderfull workshop companion…thank you 4H for always being there for me and i promise never to lend you to a pencil chewing student and i solomny swaer to keep you sharp…...

-- jjempson





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Brrman

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#1 posted 03-23-2011 05:16 PM

hah hah – very nice. I am one of those guilty pencil chewers…

-- "Being a perfectionist does not make one perfect..."

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#2 posted 03-23-2011 05:26 PM

:-)
that was about time someone honoured the pencil
thank you for doing it

take care
Dennis

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Bertha

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#3 posted 03-23-2011 05:30 PM

It is good of a man to honor his tools.

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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NBeener

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#4 posted 03-23-2011 05:34 PM

I might be weeping a little bit.

-- -- Neil

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Woodwrecker

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#5 posted 03-23-2011 05:37 PM

Homage to your tools.
That is very nice of you.
Take care of our tools, and they will take care of us.

-- Having fun...Eric

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NBeener

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#6 posted 03-23-2011 05:38 PM

Brrman: no offense, but that MAY explain why you have the jawline that you do :-)

-- -- Neil

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Bertha

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#7 posted 03-23-2011 05:48 PM

^I’m more impressed with his floppy ears.

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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NBeener

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#8 posted 03-23-2011 06:05 PM

Makes ya’ wonder if he even COULD hold a pencil behind those things, huh ?

UNDER them … maybe.

-- -- Neil

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SplashMaster

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#9 posted 03-23-2011 06:08 PM

I wish I could keep up with a pencil that well I just have a box filled with them lol

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RockyBlue

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#10 posted 03-23-2011 06:08 PM

I just sharpened 48 new pencils this morning for my shop. Maybe I should have got some #4 or harder that will last longer like your green friend there.

-- I haven't had this much fun since hogs ate my little brother. www.rockybluewoodworks.com

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Bertha

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#11 posted 03-23-2011 06:17 PM

48 pencils? I think that counts as a completed project. You can hit the hammock for the rest of the day :)

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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#12 posted 03-23-2011 07:06 PM

dont let that get near my mouth – i’ll chew the hell out of it! :)

-- Hey you dang woodchucks, quit chucking my wood!!!!

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Brrman

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#13 posted 03-23-2011 08:31 PM

”Brrman: no offense, but that MAY explain why you have the jawline that you do :-)”

HA HA – took me a while to figure that one out, NBeener

-- "Being a perfectionist does not make one perfect..."

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Verna

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#14 posted 03-23-2011 09:02 PM

Now, that is one great pencil. A great tribute to a fine wooden friend.

I’m afraid I don’t have a favorite one. I’ve been using all three that are at my table saw this morning. Well, I guess the one that is out of lead is my least favorite one right now. That only leaves two that I never can put my hand on right when I need it.

Brrman…..watch out for your lead intake, OK?

-- Verna -- Indianapolis, IN

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#15 posted 03-23-2011 11:17 PM

What a nice gestus to your pencil :)

Mafe the tool-maker has more pencils that i ever have seen, so if he is going to do the same he need to make small chairs for the rest of his life :D

-- Boatbuilder&blacksmith

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