Tornado Damage Tree Pen

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Project by George posted 02-07-2012 06:46 PM 1823 views 1 time favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here in Alabama we had another terrible tornado three weeks ago. Destroyed a couple of hundred homes, not to mention hundreds of trees. We escaped damage since the twister hit about a mile south of our home. I took part of a limb from a downed walnut tree in the area and one of the things I made is this pen for my son whose home did sustain damage in the storm. He had a 2×6 driven through his roof, and I recovered that section of board. I tried to make a pen out of the “missle” but processed pine is easy to splinter, as was the case with me. So this will have to suffice.

-- I did measure it twice, it's still too short.

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#1 posted 02-07-2012 07:42 PM

nice pen

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#2 posted 02-07-2012 07:44 PM

Good use of found wood nice looking pen.

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#3 posted 02-08-2012 12:27 PM

that looks to be a “twist “style pen…

looks nice!

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#4 posted 02-13-2012 06:54 AM

That tornado you mention hit my neighborhood. I’m in the process of milling some boards from a hickory tree that fell in my yard and I hope you make something interesting from those boards when they have dried.


-- Hey, woodworking ain't brain surgery. Just do something and keep trying till you get it. Doc

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