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Project by TheDane posted 04-04-2014 09:02 PM 702 views 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

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

Since I started turning pens, I have done 535+ 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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moke

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#1 posted 04-04-2014 09:18 PM

Gerry,
Your project is one of the most admirable that I have ever seen on th “Jocks”. You should be proud that you have chosen a worth while project and put so much effort into it….
Thanks!
Mike

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Joe Lyddon

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#2 posted 04-05-2014 12:07 AM

Great going!

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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steve_in_ohio

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#3 posted 04-05-2014 12:11 AM

wow, great job, those are something to really be proud about doing, Thank You

-- steve, simple and effective woodworking---etsy.com/shop/SussmanWoodworking--

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David Murray

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#4 posted 04-05-2014 01:55 PM

I think I’m going to turn some pens for this group, Can any style pen be donated?

-- Dave from "The Sawdust Shed"

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TheDane

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#5 posted 04-05-2014 03:42 PM

Dave—I think so, but I would check with Joe ‘Sarge’ Kelly ( jhdk@cox.net ) for any particulars.

As I recall, the pens need to fit in the pocket of a standard issue fatigue jacket. I keep mine to a maximum of 7/16” in diameter … I buy pen kits through their bulk buy program ($39 gets you 25 7mm slimline/funline hardware kits). I supply the wood blanks through local sources.

When I signed up, I recall Sarge telling me to make sure any pen I turned was one I would be proud to use myself.

Thanks for supporting our troops!

-- 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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NormG

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#6 posted 04-07-2014 01:17 AM

Great pen for very worthy cause

-- Norman - I never never make a mistake, I just change the design.

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