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Another batch of 25 pens headed to our men and women in uniform serving around the world. These are all Red Oak.

Since I started turning pens, I have done 510+ pens for uniformed service personnel and veterans.

For more info on the Freedom Pens project, and to get involved, see:

-- 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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#1 posted 03-07-2014 07:14 PM

Wonderful gifts from your talented hands and vision with the aid of fine equipment! I certainly admire your work and thoughtfulness! As a Veteran I personally thank you.

-- Russell Pitner Hixson, TN 37343

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Joe Lyddon

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#2 posted 03-07-2014 07:17 PM

God Bless America

God Bless You, Gerry

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: ... My Small Gallery:"

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#3 posted 03-07-2014 09:20 PM

I am a veteran and have been trying to get involved in turning these pens, but every time go to the web page the links don’t work.

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#4 posted 03-07-2014 09:35 PM

davidmackv—Try sending an email direct to Joe ‘Sarge’ Kelly: … he should be able to get you started!

-- 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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#5 posted 03-07-2014 11:17 PM

wow, those are amazing, great work, it is a wonderful thing what you are doing

-- steve, simple and effective

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#6 posted 03-07-2014 11:27 PM

Kudos to you for doing such a fine job on the pens and such a noble deed.

-- No, I don't want to buy the pink hammer.

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#7 posted 03-07-2014 11:41 PM

Those are very nice looking pens, and to a great cause! I’ve never turned a pen in my life, but maybe when I get out of the Navy I’ll be able to join in on the fun!

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#8 posted 03-08-2014 01:43 AM

Gerry, I much admire your efforts. I knew you were a GOOD guy!

Do you buy or make your pen blanks? I would be happy to donate wood for your cause. Just send me a PM and tell me what you need and I’ll tell you what I’ve got.

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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#9 posted 03-08-2014 01:53 AM

Congratulations on an outstanding job for what I’m sure is a worth cause—any cause supporting our men and women in service is worthy of our endeavor and efforts.

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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#10 posted 03-08-2014 03:13 AM

gfadvm—I cut & drill all of my own blanks. A few come from wood scraps donated by other woodworkers, most come from domestic hardwood scraps from my own shop.

-- 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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#11 posted 03-08-2014 01:24 PM

Very awesome Gerry. Thnx for the link

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe.

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#12 posted 03-08-2014 04:08 PM

those are for an awesome cause…maybe will finally get me to buy a lathe! great looking pens too!

-- Every bad idea is born in moms garage.

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#13 posted 03-08-2014 09:48 PM

Well done and for a worthy cause.

-- Mother Nature talks, I try to listen

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#14 posted 03-08-2014 10:23 PM

I made ten pens for this project about ten years ago. All from different woods. 510+ pens you made? That is unbelievable! Good job!

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#15 posted 03-09-2014 05:07 AM

Gerry great cause ,and beautiful pens

-- Jesus Is Alright with me

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