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For a fellow LumberJock and his wife … both in uniform serving our country overseas.

The bottom pen is Birch, the top pen is Oak.

For more info on the Freedom Pens project, and to get involved, see: http://www.freedompens.org

—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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Ken90712

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#1 posted 03-15-2013 04:48 PM

Great looking pens Gerry for a great cause. Way to go!

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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WoodenFrog

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#2 posted 03-15-2013 05:09 PM

Great work Gerry! Keep it up!

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

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Joe Lyddon

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#3 posted 03-15-2013 06:34 PM

Gerry,

Very good!

The woods look very much the same…

Did you get the Black segments there by just cutting thin strips & pieces then just gluing them back together?

Sure looks cool…

Thank you.

-- 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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TheDane

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#4 posted 03-15-2013 07:57 PM

Joe … Nope … no cutting or gluing here (except for the brass tubes inside). The accent lines are cut with the toe of the skew, then burned in with a wire.

-- 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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#5 posted 03-16-2013 03:02 AM

Great looking pens Gerry. I’m gona try them some day.

-- 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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#6 posted 03-16-2013 05:38 AM

Gerry… Very clever! LOL

COOL and simple way to do it!

Thank you.

-- 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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TheDane

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#7 posted 03-16-2013 12:06 PM

Joe—Just a case of using the right tool (skew) for the job. I run the lathe full tilt (4000 rpm) and do all of the turning work with a skew.

I used to be afraid of the skew … now it’s scared of me!

-- 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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#8 posted 03-16-2013 01:49 PM

Gerry I wish I had your confidence wit the skew. Some days it behaves and I can slice the wood like butter then next time it will look like a dirt road it’s so rough when I finish. I don’t get the catches so often though any more. Just need more practice.

-- 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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#9 posted 03-17-2013 01:36 AM

Gerry… The way you skew it, it all makes perfect sense.

I’ll bet you can Turn Pens in your sleep… and blind-folded…

Thank you very much.

LOL

-- 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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