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Project by clieb91 posted 06-05-2019 01:37 AM 903 views 0 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Wow its been 8 years…

Click for details: My daughter takes a turn

My daughter still wanted to do pens for her teachers this year as she has each year since Kindergarten. We procrastinated a bit but she tackled them starting on Saturday and finished the last of the 17 tonight before bed. She will be writing out the cards that go with each of them tomorrow night before handing them out.
She has done so well on them, got a bit tired before the last 2 or 3 were done and I helped out with some final assembly. She however did almost all of the turning herself and some with me just in the house working on other things. She has become confident in the process and the shop, perhaps next year we will work on her preparing some of the blanks.

What you see here are:
Slimline pens
Atlas Pens
Anaheime Pen
Wall Street II
Sketch pencil
Seam Ripper
in all kinds of various woods that I had on hand.

CtL
One proud Dad! :)

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





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Jim Jakosh

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#1 posted 06-05-2019 01:53 AM

That is so nice of her to do that and she made some real fine pens, too!!

Cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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SMP

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#2 posted 06-05-2019 02:43 AM

Wait, a 7th grader MADE these? I thought you were going to say you made them for your 7th grade clasd. Wow!

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EarlS

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#3 posted 06-05-2019 11:26 AM

I missed this for some reason, until you posted the link on the swap thread.

Those are some fine looking pens. She is more proficient on the lathe than I am.

Hopefully she caught the woodworking bug, even if it takes a few years to turn into a full blown case of woodworking. The only time I see my daughters in the shop is when they want me to build something for them or to tell me it is time for supper.

-- Earl "I'm a pessamist - generally that increases the chance that things will turn out better than expected"

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#4 posted 06-05-2019 01:14 PM

Awesome Chris. It’s great to see kids her age with an interest in what the old man’s doing out in the shop all the time. Better still to see her doing it all by herself! And kudos to you for nurturing that seed!

-- I collect hobbies. There is no sense in limiting yourself (Don W) - - - - - - - - Kenny in SW VA

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#5 posted 06-05-2019 01:26 PM

What a wonderful tradition!

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#6 posted 06-05-2019 01:51 PM

nice looking pens i think she’s gonna impress some teachers with those,give her a pat on the back from me.

-- working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

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#7 posted 06-05-2019 02:40 PM



Awesome Chris. It s great to see kids her age with an interest in what the old man s doing out in the shop all the time. Better still to see her doing it all by herself! And kudos to you for nurturing that seed!

- HokieKen


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these pens look very nice I bet her teachers were very happy and impressed with these GREAT JOB :<))))))

-- Tony---- Reinholds,Pa.------ REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN :<))

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clieb91

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#8 posted 06-05-2019 04:32 PM

Thanks All, Every year the teachers can not get over them I am sure this year will be no different.

CtL

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

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Pimzedd

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#9 posted 06-05-2019 05:26 PM

Good job Dad.

-- Bill - Mesquite, TX --- "Everything with a power cord eventually winds up in the trash.” John Sarge , timber framer and blacksmith instructor at Tillers International school

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doubleDD

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#10 posted 06-05-2019 09:33 PM

Amazing job you daughter does on these. You must be a great teacher and a proud father. Well done.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#11 posted 06-05-2019 11:59 PM

Good Job Team !

-- Regards Rob

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