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Project by TheDane posted 553 days ago 777 views 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Turned out another batch of 25 Freedom Pens for the troops … these are maple and oak.

The ‘Freedom Pens Project’ is closing in on 150,000 custom handwriting instruments for our men and women and the armed forces.

—Gerry

-- Gerry -- "I don't plan to ever really grow up ... I'm just going to learn how to act in public!"





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WoodenFrog

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#1 posted 553 days ago

Great Job Gerry! I love these projects you do for our Troops!
Keep it up, God Bless!

-- Robert B. Sabina, Ohio..... http://www.etsy.com/shop/WoodenfrogWoodenProd

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ldl

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#2 posted 553 days ago

Great looking pens Gerry for a great cause.

I haven’t tried to make pens yet but it is on my to do list. When I do I want to make some of the freedom pens. Have seen it advertized several times watching Capt Eddie’s videos.

-- Dewayne in Bainbridge, Ga. - - No one can make you mad. Only you decide when you get mad - -

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TheDane

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#3 posted 553 days ago

Dewayne—I never thought I would be making pens, but it is actually pretty enjoyable.

It is also a good skill builder … helped me get over my fear of the dreaded skew! I use the spindle rouging gouge to get the blanks down to about 1/2” in diameter, then do the rest with the skew … running at 4000rpm.

—Gerry

-- Gerry -- "I don't plan to ever really grow up ... I'm just going to learn how to act in public!"

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ldl

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#4 posted 552 days ago

You are doing a good job with them for sure. Can’t imagine 4000 rpm course don’t think my lathe will turn that fast.

I do good with the skew for a while then all of a sudden it gets a mind of it’s on. When it does this I just put it down before I mess up.

One problem I believe I have is when I first bought my lathe back in the mid 80’s I didn’t have any training and I used the scrapping method with all the tools and I only had spindle gouges. I never sharpened any tools so they were really dull. I used most any ole wood I could find, mostly pine. Things were mostly rather rough when I turned them so I didn’t use the lathe much. I mostly used it for like therapy. If I was tight feeling or had something on my mind I would go turn something and it would sooth me and calm me down. Now it’s hard to break that habit of scraping but it’s coming around.

Since I have started trying to learn to sharpen my tools and watch the videos I am getting a little better. Still got a lot to learn.

Sorry for being so long winded

-- Dewayne in Bainbridge, Ga. - - No one can make you mad. Only you decide when you get mad - -

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Joe Lyddon

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#5 posted 552 days ago

Gerry, I’ll bet you don’t even have to think about the plan or anything while making those pens…

You are pure poetry in motion… by now… I’m sure…

When are you going to take a few minutes and show us how you do just ONE of those fabulous pens?

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

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ldl

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#6 posted 552 days ago

That would be neat to watch.

-- Dewayne in Bainbridge, Ga. - - No one can make you mad. Only you decide when you get mad - -

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TheDane

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#7 posted 552 days ago

Sorry guys … I’m not setup to do videos, and a I doubt I have the patience to get into video production.

—Gerry

-- Gerry -- "I don't plan to ever really grow up ... I'm just going to learn how to act in public!"

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hunter71

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#8 posted 551 days ago

Great cause. Nice pens.

-- A childs smile is payment enough.

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woodbutcherbynight

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#9 posted 550 days ago

Nice work and for a good cause.

-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

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