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Well, part of it anyway.

I had done some work on this batch of 25 pens, and decided the 4th of July might be a good day to wrap them up.

These are a mix of Birch, Mahogany, Maple, Oak, and Walnut.

Since I started turning pens, I have done 335+ pens for uniformed service personnel and veterans.

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

I’m done in time to get in on the family cook-out in the back yard, have a cool brew (or two) and take in tonight’s fireworks!

-- 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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ed220

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#1 posted 07-04-2013 11:31 PM

Wel done Gerry, well done.
Ed

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Joe Lyddon

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#2 posted 07-04-2013 11:42 PM

Shoulda known what you would do…

Very NICE as usual…

Do you ever get any feedback from any of the recipients?

Happy 4th!

-- 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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#3 posted 07-05-2013 12:08 AM

Joe—Yes, quite a bit actually. I have received emails from soldiers and marines in Afghanistan as well as seamen on ships at sea. Some share more about their experiences than others … it is nice to know that someone appreciates your work.

-- 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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#4 posted 07-05-2013 05:07 AM

Gerry, that’s icing on the cake… Wonderful!

-- 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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jaysuzi

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#5 posted 07-05-2013 12:15 PM

A neat project for the service men and a awesome way to spend your Independence Day!

-- Jay in Pennsylvania

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ldl

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#6 posted 07-05-2013 12:54 PM

Great Job as usual Gerry. I haven’t turned any pens yet but when I do I would like to follow your lead in this endeavor.

-- 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 07-05-2013 01:17 PM

Dewayne … Let me know when you are ready and I’ll get you hooked up with Sarge Kelly.

-- 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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#8 posted 07-05-2013 01:26 PM

great job for a great cause! Way to go!!!!

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

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WoodenFrog

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#9 posted 07-05-2013 01:46 PM

Awesome!!!! great job!!!
Great Cause!

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

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#10 posted 07-05-2013 01:54 PM

Nice bunch of pens, Gerry. I hope that you had a good 4th. I took it easy yesterday and watched the 6 part documentary about the American Revolution on the Military Channel. I really enjoyed that.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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