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Old 01-12-2017, 07:34 PM
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My uncle was visiting over the Christmas holiday.
He is a real estate guy, but he has taken a break following the recent loss of his wife.
His break involves his woodworking skills and crafting of designer pens and jewelry.

He gave me this pen on Christmas knowing my experience in the military.

His page may show it better than my lame picture.
http://www.sophisticatedwood.com/pro...6-52008e7a6680
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Wow... that IS nice...
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Really nice! Sorry for his and your family's loss. And thank you for your service.
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Originally Posted by 76 Mako 23 View Post
Really nice! Sorry for his and your family's loss. And thank you for your service.
When my uncle opened his display case and told my brother and me to chose a pen, it was a special moment.

The nieces were already sporting some of the earrings that he created. His olive wood creations are from olive tree wood from Bethlehem, Israel. That had its own Christmas meaning.

http://www.sophisticatedwood.com/about-the-wood

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BEAUTIFUL work with a world of meaning!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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That's awesomene
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My MIL passed away last Fall. I made pens and gave them away at the funeral for all her friends.
I told the friends to think of her when they used it.
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I am a woodturner. I make one similar to that out of a .308 shell and deer antler. I started doing that a few years ago after a co-worker brought me some antlers to work with. Made him a pen using antler from a deer he shot, and the cartridge from the round he killed the deer with.
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Originally Posted by DFreedom View Post
I am a woodturner. I make one similar to that out of a .308 shell and deer antler. I started doing that a few years ago after a co-worker brought me some antlers to work with. Made him a pen using antler from a deer he shot, and the cartridge from the round he killed the deer with.
That is a very cool way to personalize the pen. I would like to see a picture of that.
I think my uncle is going to load up the tools of the craft in his RV and tour the craft shows in the south for a while.

I will treasure the pen he gave me, but his wood turnings are real works of art.
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My MIL passed away last Fall. I made pens and gave them away at the funeral for all her friends.
I told the friends to think of her when they used it.
I would love to have the tools to do something like that for friends and family.
I think my uncle is taking a break from his real estate business and is enjoying his time crafting wood products like pens, jewelry, and small cases.
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