Military Deployment Pen, Iraq and Afghanistan

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Project by mk23tas posted 12-22-2012 01:25 AM 855 views 3 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I have been making pens for 5 years now and I have never made a pen for myself. I got an idea to make a pan using colored veneer to make a campaign medal for Iraq and Afghanistan for each deployment I have been on. Each ribbon has about 30 layers of veneer. The gluing took the most time to get it just right. I used a 1” maple dowel to make the ribbon stand out against the background and I think it works. The pen is the majestic pen kit from Pen State Industries.

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#1 posted 12-22-2012 02:02 AM

Nice looking pen!!

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#2 posted 12-22-2012 02:05 AM

Very Cool Pen, nice Work!
Thanks for your service, Welcome to LumberJocks!
Stay Safe! Merry Christmas.

-- Robert B. Sabina, Ohio.....

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#3 posted 12-22-2012 02:08 AM

Great job.

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#4 posted 12-22-2012 03:20 AM

I want one for my bronze star lol, you might be onto something here ;)

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#5 posted 12-22-2012 02:51 PM

Thanks for your service to country.

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#6 posted 12-22-2012 03:08 PM

That’s an awesome idea and a great looking pen!

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#7 posted 12-22-2012 10:20 PM

Awesome pen! Thank you for your service, and have a very merry Christmas.

-- Half-assed and whole-hearted, Kenny

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#8 posted 12-23-2012 12:12 AM

Thank you for your service. A very beautiful, and bold pen. It makes a statement. Very nicely done.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe.

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#9 posted 12-23-2012 08:12 AM

Can I get 2? one for me and one for a fellow former Marine.

-- Ryan, FRMR HMM165 - HMX1 01-10

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#10 posted 12-29-2012 11:25 PM

Neat idea putting the OEF/OIF campaign medal’s pattern into the pen design. Nicely done.

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