Pens for a fellow Lumber Jock

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Project by TrBlu posted 03-31-2012 02:17 AM 1358 views 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A fellow Lumber Jock (I will let him identify himself if he wishes) contacted me about making 15 pens for the leaders in his church. Eventually he told me his intent to send the pens to Utah for the First Presidency and the Quoram of Twelve Apostles for the Church of Jesus Christ of Later Day Saints.

He chose gold slimline pens made with North American woods, some of which he provided.

We added a 16th pen for his wife. (sshhhhhhhhh, nobody tell her it’s coming.)

1. All 16 pens
2. Curly Maple
3. Walnut
4. Sassafras – The color these amazed me. They have a silver shimmer.
5. Antique Heart Pine
6. Spalted Holly – for the Mrs.

-- The more I work with wood the more I recognize only God can make something as beautiful as a tree. I hope my humble attempts at this craft do justice by His masterpiece. -- Tim

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#1 posted 03-31-2012 02:31 AM

They’re certainly a pen to be proud of. Very pretty and sure the leaders in his church will love them.

-- Bruce Free Plans

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#2 posted 03-31-2012 08:16 AM

Lovely Selection Of Pens!!

-- Your Assertiveness Training Is Beginning To Interfere With My Anger Management!

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#3 posted 03-31-2012 04:39 PM

beautiful pens! Nice touch on turning a 16th pen for the Mrs…

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

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#4 posted 03-31-2012 04:50 PM


I knew this project was in the works, but .. WOW !

They look fantastic !

-- -- Neil

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#5 posted 04-03-2012 10:44 PM

i just saw this post as i have not been on the computer , my family is here from utah…but these are some beautiful pens, and they are done by a wonderful wood worker and i could not be happier in who i choose for this project, and i thank him publicly for this wonderful job, grizzman

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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