Freedom Pens

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Project by TheDane posted 06-12-2014 07:34 PM 1143 views 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

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

These pens were turned from Maple, and Walnut.

Since I started turning pens, I have done 610+ 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 06-12-2014 07:38 PM

Another great looking batch for those doing a hard and much needed job!


-- (the only thing in there she says is....tap on head..........tap..........tap..... saw dust) - James

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Joe Lyddon

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#2 posted 06-12-2014 08:42 PM

Keep up the Great work, Gerry… America Thanks You!

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

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#3 posted 06-12-2014 11:18 PM

On a Saturday morning I turned my first pen at a rockler store in pasadena ca for the freedom pens project (for veterans) next to where i live about a month ago there the Glendale wood turners club members were also there in the store turning pens under the guidence of jim a club member I turned and donated my first pen to the cause. It was a
great experience and im going to donate pens once I get going and learn
im hooked on this great hobby. Thats great keep up the awesome work
I was unable to post the picture of my first pen but it closely resembles the ones you
have pictured

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#4 posted 06-13-2014 03:33 AM

Great job!
It amazes me how you get these all looking the same. I don’t think I could make just one matching set. Keep up the good work.


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#5 posted 06-13-2014 02:05 PM

deparrott—Just takes practice!

When I first started, I would measure/mark each of the three burn lines, then cut grooves and burn them with a wire. Never could get them right. Now, I just mark the center of the blank and use the toe of a skew to cut the grooves and burn them. Surprisingly enough, just eye-balling them produces far better results (and is quicker, too).

-- 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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