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Project by Delkad posted 05-20-2011 11:28 AM 1337 views 0 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my latest pen project. Ok. This may bother a few, however most of the comments so far have been positive. I made this from a scrap laser cut blank. Glued what I used piece by piece. Then mixed a clear acrylic with a little Blue Pearl then cast in a mold to seal everything in. Inside along with a few tears are my some of my Dad’s ashes. He passed away in October of last year just after his 69th Birthday after an 18 Month battle with ALS.
I Love You Dad!

-- David Delka

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#1 posted 05-20-2011 01:52 PM

Welcome to LJs David.

I can see your point. Though, all the atoms in everyone’s body aren’t our property, we’re only a fraction of the whole Universe. So why not turn the ashes of a beloved one into such an item. After all, some also turn them into diamonds (don’t remember the website nor the company’s name). I wouldn’t do it but I sure understand why others would want to.

R.I.P. Mr Delka Sr.

-- Thomas - Pondering the inclusion of woodworking into physics and chemistry classes...

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#2 posted 05-20-2011 01:54 PM

David – first off, the pen looks really fine.
Also, if this project has given you a small measure of relief from your loss then good for you. I was touched by what you typed and I hope that, in time, the heavy burden of grief you obviously carry will lessen.

Best regards and sympathies to you and your family.

-- A family man has photos in his wallet where his money used to be.

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#3 posted 05-20-2011 02:03 PM

i have some tools that were used for many years by my Dad and everytime I pick one up to use it is like shaking hands with him and the memories make me feel good. May you experience nothing but good memories everytime you use the pen and may your grief lessen. Memories are a gift from God and are to be treasured.Please accept my condolences for your loss and never feel guilty for your memories.

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#4 posted 05-20-2011 03:10 PM

My condolences on the loss of your father.

The pen looks great, and I think you came up with a wonderful way to memorialize him.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#5 posted 05-20-2011 04:14 PM

I’m sorry for your loss.

I think the pen is beautiful and the sentiment behind it even more so.

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#6 posted 05-20-2011 04:22 PM

I, too, Dad has died three years now. But I always feel the loss.
Your idea and pen are very beautiful.

My condolences on the loss of your father.

-- Elhan, Azerbaijan

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#7 posted 05-20-2011 04:52 PM

You found a way to keep him close to you. That doesn’t bother ME one bit.

I’m sorry for your loss, and … truly hope that this creation can bring you some measure of comfort, over the years.

-- -- Neil

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#8 posted 05-20-2011 06:15 PM


-- When we build, let us think that we build forever. Let it not be for present delight nor for present use alone. Let it be such work as our descendants will thank us for

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#9 posted 05-20-2011 06:22 PM

Very nice work and touching background. Sorry for your loss.

Most of us just hope to be remembered when we’re gone. What you have done is all about remembering. I’m positive that your Dad approves.

-- If you're going to stir the pot, think BIG spoon or SMALL boat paddle. David Grimes, Georgia

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#10 posted 05-21-2011 05:32 AM

To everyone who has left comments. Thank you so much for all your kind words. I have only been on this site a few short days and have received so many kinds words and welcomes. Thank You All..

-- David Delka

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