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Forum topic by Arlin Eastman posted 08-09-2020 04:26 AM 1095 views 1 time favorited 21 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Arlin Eastman

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08-09-2020 04:26 AM

Topic tags/keywords: lathe turning

I am completely out and looking for some handouts if anyone has some they are wanting to get rid of. Will be doing some training in the next month and out of funds also.

Thanks a ton

O and PS – if they are a specialty pen kit let me know and where I can get the bushings and instructions on putting them together and drill bit size.

Please PM me if you do. We sure could use the help. Even the cheapest slime line kits from PennstateInd will work for us.

Another PS – If you have a small board of Purpleheart or Bloodwood or Red heart or Yellowheart or even Zebrawood that is 5” long I can cut that up into pen blanks.

-- It is always the right time, to do the right thing.


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#1 posted 08-09-2020 04:28 AM

I would like to add

Key Chain kits as well. They all love them as well.

Much thanks.

-- It is always the right time, to do the right thing.

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#2 posted 08-10-2020 05:23 PM

If anyone does not have any kits but would love to help us I will provide a link to Penn State Ind wish list I have.

If anyone buys from this list and we receive the order I will personally make you a Pen or Pencil from the order if it is $50 or more that you donate.

If you donate over $200 I will make a Pen & Pencil matching set with a case.

If you donate $500 in the wish list I will make a matching set of a 30-06 pen in camo green both in click and twist, .50 Cal pen in camo green and a Key chain in camo green in a nice presentation box.

If you donate $1000 in the wish list I will do the same as the above all in Antler and with a matching Pen & Pencil set to any woods or acrylics or antler you wish. I will even throw in an Ice Cream Scoop and a Pizza Cutter to boot. :) In a acrylic or wood.

https://www.pennstateind.com/mm5/merchant.mvc?Screen=DISPREG&regid=67250

OOps I see I have two lists

https://www.pennstateind.com/mm5/merchant.mvc?Screen=MYREG&Store_Code=PS&GoToReg=1

Thank you everyone

-- It is always the right time, to do the right thing.

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#3 posted 08-10-2020 08:33 PM

Hi Arlin. I have some kits coming at you!

Cheers, Jim

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

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#4 posted 08-10-2020 09:02 PM

I’m low on pen kits myself Arlin and I don’t have any of the woods you listed. I do have several Cocobolo pen blanks I can send your way if you want those though?

-- Kenny, SW VA, Go Hokies!!!

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#5 posted 08-10-2020 10:48 PM

Thank you guys I am very Grateful

Also thank the two other guys who sent pms for wood and pen kits.

Ken

They have never turned Cocobolo before and sure they would love it.

-- It is always the right time, to do the right thing.

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#6 posted 08-10-2020 10:49 PM

Great! I’ll send those your way this week. I’ll see if I have any other exotic blanks I can throw in.

-- Kenny, SW VA, Go Hokies!!!

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#7 posted 08-10-2020 11:46 PM

I sent you a message last night. Please reply with your address and I’ll send you some kits that I have and a box of blanks. Are you interested in any other type of project kits, mostly lathe type.

-- NorthWoodsMan

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#8 posted 08-10-2020 11:48 PM

I’ll try to get your box out this week.

-- NorthWoodsMan

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#9 posted 08-11-2020 03:19 AM

Here is another wish list but this one has colored pen kits which are great as well.

I hope me posting this might help others that might like them as well.

https://www.woodturningz.com/WishList.aspx?view=14671

-- It is always the right time, to do the right thing.

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#10 posted 08-11-2020 03:32 AM

Hmm..that last link is aking me for login info…

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#11 posted 08-11-2020 10:49 AM

Arlin,
You might get more donations if you explain in your first post, who you are and what cause someone is donating to, rather than assuming everyone knows.
I certainly don’t know.
I gather that you are engaging in charity work and teaching people to turn, which seems a worthy cause,
but other than that…. no idea without doing a bit more digging.
I would suppose you’d get more donations if that was made clear.

-- Jim, Georgia, USA

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#12 posted 08-11-2020 02:14 PM



Arlin,
You might get more donations if you explain in your first post, who you are and what cause someone is donating to, rather than assuming everyone knows.
I certainly don t know.
I gather that you are engaging in charity work and teaching people to turn, which seems a worthy cause,
but other than that…. no idea without doing a bit more digging.
I would suppose you d get more donations if that was made clear.

- Underdog


Arlin,
You might get more donations if you explain in your first post, who you are and what cause someone is donating to, rather than assuming everyone knows.
I certainly don t know.
I gather that you are engaging in charity work and teaching people to turn, which seems a worthy cause,
but other than that…. no idea without doing a bit more digging.
I would suppose you d get more donations if that was made clear.

- Underdog


+1

-- 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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#13 posted 08-11-2020 03:52 PM

Thanks for the insight buddies!!!! Having brain damage does not help.
.
To let people who do not know me.

I am a 100% disabled vet from a bombing in the middle east. For the last 6 years I have been teaching other disabled vets and family members and well anyone else how to turn and some teaching in using hand planes which I still am not good at.

I start them off with turning pine or ceder and they end up turning their own pen to take home with them. Thru donations and me buying what is needed they have gone home with over 5000 pens and pencils and if I had them key chains or bottle stoppers.

I guess I do not know what else to say?

Since the one link does not work and asks for a log in of mine I will provide the links to a few pages of what we like——-

Colored pens and any of the Gold, Silver, Black Enamel, Copper, Brass, or Gun Metal

https://www.woodturningz.com/results.aspx?k=slimline

Duraclick Pens = same as above Bushings would be nice to have to since I do not have them

https://www.woodturningz.com/DuraClick_EDC

American Patriot – For thise the Barrel trimmer and Bushings would be nice to have to since I do not have them

https://www.woodturningz.com/American_Patriot.html

Bullet Pens

https://www.woodturningz.com/Bullet_Pen_Kits.html

.30 cal pens

https://www.woodturningz.com/30_Cal_Express

Key Chains

https://www.woodturningz.com/Key_Chains_Kits.html

Thank you

PS – If there is a pen that you would like made with the order you help us with make sure you pm me the details and when I get the package I will set it aside from the other stuff and make it for you. They also carry acrylic and nice woods as well.

-- It is always the right time, to do the right thing.

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#14 posted 08-12-2020 09:08 PM

Thanks for the explanation Arlin.

Thank you for your service and for helping all those vets.

-- Jim, Georgia, USA

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#15 posted 08-13-2020 05:16 PM

It’s good work you’re doing Arlin. Thank you for your efforts. And thank you for your service!!!

I just addressed a box for you with some Purpleheart, Cocobolo, Katalox, Rosewood and Bloodwood (or maybe Redheart not sure which it is) that should make some nice looking pens! I’ll try to get it dropped by the Post Office tomorrow. Monday at the latest.

-- Kenny, SW VA, Go Hokies!!!

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