Elon University Pen

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Project by MGW posted 06-10-2013 06:12 PM 839 views 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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A few years ago, Elon University replaced the flooring in their Alumni Gymnasium. Lucky me, I was there to pick up some of the old wood. Now it’s being turned in to pens, keychains, wine bottle stoppers and any other small “gift” I can think of. This is made from the PK-PEN kit from Penn State Industries and will hopefully find a good home soon. (I have just dipped my toe into the online seller world at Etsy.)

I have found that no matter how messy and disorganized my shop becomes, I can always find space to turn pens. So when I just have to get my mind straightened out, but the thought of cleaning up to be able to work on a larger project just drives me screaming out of the garage, I turn on the mini lathe.

Thanks for looking at this!

-- Michael, North Carolina -- Whittling away the time making fine lumber into perfect fire stove fuel.

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#1 posted 06-10-2013 06:17 PM

Nice pen. Have you thought of turning your reclaimed wood into projects that can be marketed to the Elon University Alumni and Students? Might be an opportunity to create Elon Heirlooms and also turn a little profit. Just saying…..

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased."

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#2 posted 06-11-2013 12:50 AM

Nicely done.
Bill has a good point, I use wood from my work and make pens that are then sold in the gift shop. The university bookstore may be a good customer for ya.

Good Luck.


-- Chris L. "Don't Dream it, Be it."- (Purveyors of Portable Fun and Fidgets)

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#3 posted 06-14-2013 03:25 PM

Beautiful pen! A great way to recycle and always remember a nice piece of history. Good luck! I’m sure they will sell well.

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