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Another batch of Freedom Pens ready to be shipped off tor the men and women in uniform serving our country overseas.

These are a mix of Cherry, Maple, and Oak … the pen blanks come from off-falls I get by the bundle at a local cabinet shop.

Since I started turning pens, I have done 285+ pens for uniformed service personnel and veterans.

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

-- 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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Joe Lyddon

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#1 posted 413 days ago

Another beautiful batch of Freedom Pens!

Just think… One more batch will put you over 300 pens! ... 25 pens a month… = 300 a year!
Seems like you’ve been doing that!

Thank you very much!

-- 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

3633 posts in 2249 days


#2 posted 413 days ago

The funny part is, when I got my lathe, I had no intention of ever turning pens. Then along came Duane Hill (adjunct instructor at Western Technical College), and my whole view changed. When I started out, I was scared to death of the skew … now the skew is afraid of me! Pen turning is a great skill builder, and really helped me improve spindle turning.

-- 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

1135 posts in 951 days


#3 posted 413 days ago

Great pens Gerry. You got them down pat now. Very good cause.

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

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doubleDD

2285 posts in 629 days


#4 posted 413 days ago

Great looking pens Gerry. Nice fitting design. now the skew is afraid of me Love it, made my day.

-- --Dave, Downers Grove, Il. When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams

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HorizontalMike

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#5 posted 412 days ago

Way to go Gerry!

-- HorizontalMike -- "Woodpeckers understand..."

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MT_Stringer

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#6 posted 412 days ago

That’s the best pile of scrap that I have seen in a long time. WTG.

-- Handcrafted by Mike Henderson - Channelview, Texas

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Sigo

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#7 posted 404 days ago

Gerry,

The troops will certainly appreciate your thoughtfulness. I’ve been over several times myself and I can tell you from personal experience that “care packages” sure go a long way. We don’t expect wealth or accolades or medals or… well you get the picture, but what is probably to you a simple gesture means a great deal more to those who are so fortunate as to receive your beautiful gift. Thanks for doing what you’re doing. I’m certain you are making a difference in the morale of the troops.

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TheDane

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#8 posted 403 days ago

Sigo—Actually, I have received numerous emails (with photographs) from soldiers, sailors, and marines who have received my pens. Knowing that they appreciate them is very fulfilling, indeed.

-- 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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