|Project by TheDane||posted 12-10-2011 05:38 AM||1840 views||0 times favorited||5 comments|
I just finished turning 25 pens for the Freedom Pens project.
My local turning club (Coulee Region Woodturners) did a project for Operation Homefront, and as a new turner, I found turning pens fun, and a great skill builder.
I’m also a veteran (SFC, US Army, 1967-1973), and I have a special place for the men and women serving in our Armed Forces.
One day, while browsing the internet looking for turning information, I stumbled onto a YouTube video by a guy in Louisiana who was talking up his club’s Freedom Pens project. I bookmarked the site, and when I finished the pens for our club’s project, went back to his video for a little more study.
The upshot of all of this is that I promised to do 25 pens. My first batch of pen kits arrived 12/1/11.
The Freedom Pens Project is a non-profit organization. They supply FunLine 7mm hardware kits in batches of 25, and ask for a donation of $39 to cover the cost of the kits (they run about $1.30 each) and postage. There’s no time limit, the turner supplies the blanks, and you just mail them back when you are done.
If anybody is interested, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or drop by his website http://www.eddiecastelin.com/. Eddie will get you in touch with Joe ‘Sarge’ Kelly, and help you get things rolling!
P.S. If you are woodturner and you haven’t subscribed to Eddie Castelin’s YouTube channel, I highly recommend it. His videos are fun to watch and informative.
-- Gerry -- "I don't plan to ever really grow up ... I'm just going to learn how to act in public!"