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Auntie Betsy - Proud as a Peacock

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Project by Betsy posted 12-22-2011 06:31 AM 1146 views 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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While not officially “my project” I’d like to think I may have inspired it a tiny bit. This is a pen my nephew learned to turn in shop class in North Dakota. I’m told it’s not called shop anymore – it’s production something or other … but still. LOOK at what he did. He said he thought I’d like it. Well he got that right. I’m over the moon proud of him. The finish and fit are perfect and it feels great in my hand. You can be sure I’ll treasure this for a very long time.

Just had to show off a bit – thanks for letting me!

-- Like a bad penny, I keep coming back!





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lew

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#1 posted 12-22-2011 06:54 AM

Fine woodworking must be in your genes!

Lew

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#2 posted 12-22-2011 06:59 AM

I hope so Lew. He’s growing into a fine young man. His school picture that was included in my Christmas package was shocking. That’s not the little kid I taught to hit a baseball just five short years ago – this is a kid who wants to be a marine. He’s got that determined “I know what I want look” in his face and geez he looks so much like me it’s scary! It just really touched me how he wanted to do something in wood for his Aunt Betsy – it just really made me feel good.

-- Like a bad penny, I keep coming back!

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#3 posted 12-23-2011 03:59 AM

Betsy, that is a good looking pen and one that I am sure you will be keeping for a very long time. To your nephew, some good work there and no matter what the are calling shop these days I am glad to hear he took it and will hopefully be making more things there and in the future.

CtL

-- Chris L. "Don't Dream it, Be it."- PortablePastimes.com (Purveyors of Portable Fun and Fidgets)

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#4 posted 12-24-2011 04:36 AM

Thanks! I’m very proud of him.

-- Like a bad penny, I keep coming back!

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#5 posted 12-30-2011 05:06 AM

If he was my nephew, I’d be bursting with pride in his accomplishments. Sounds like a great young man.

Herb

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#6 posted 12-30-2011 09:04 PM

Thanks Herb. I’m very proud of him.

-- Like a bad penny, I keep coming back!

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