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Sunday, August 19, 2012

Penturners - I.A.P. Indianapolis August 2012 Turning Pens for Troops

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Instead of a meeting this quarter, we gathered at the Casleton Rockler store for a "Turning Pens for Troops" even where members and parties willing to learn about pen turning participated in making pens that will be sent to our U.S. troops on active duty overseas. Over 80 pens collected from the event! Congrations and Thanks to all who helped!

For more information on the International Asscociation of Penturners, check out www.penturners.org


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Instead of a meeting this quarter, we gathered at the Casleton Rockler store for a "Turning Pens for Troops" even where members and parties willing to learn about pen turning participated in making pens that will be sent to our U.S. troops on active duty overseas. Over 80 pens collected from the event! Congrations and Thanks to all who helped!

For more information on the International Asscociation of Penturners, check out www.penturners.org

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Just want to take a moment and wish everyone a Happy Independence Day tomorrow, July 4th. To commemorate, here's a photo of the largest collection of patriotic pens I've had on hand at one time to date. Several have gone on to new homes and some are still available in the Etsy store:

Hope your day is a great one!
Dave

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Yesterday at my day job as a Helpdesk Support Analyst for Delta Faucet Company, I had the pleasure of meeting several bloggers that cover varying aspects of DIY.

I and several coworkers who are makers of various items from upcycled old furniture, to musical instruments, to pens and jewelry had the opportunity to visit with them in a round table discussion and talk about the things we make and our inspirations for them. At the same time we learned several thing from them about blogging and the beneficial connections you can make through connecting with others and writing about things you have knowledge and insights about.

Some of those I had the pleasure to meet and their own blogs can be seen at the links below.

Danni Hong - www.ohhellofriendblog.com

Larry Bilotti - editor for http://www.bobvila.com/blogs/author/bilo360/

Doug Latham - http://hoosierhomemade.com

Lisa Vail - writes for http://www.jetsongreen.com

    and has her own blog at: http://www.lisavail.com

Brittni Mehlhoff - www.papernstitchblog.com

Sarah Dorsey - http://sarahmdorseydesigns.blogspot.com

Virginia Saint - http://virginiaandcharlie.blogspot.com

Amy Nowak - http://whisperwoodcottage.com

I also had the pleasure of making one of the gifts Delta presented to them during their stay. Below is the completed lineup before wrapping them up for delivery. I was also an appropriate color for the upcoming 4th of July holiday!

Delta had many other great treats and experiences for them during their stay that I wasn't a part of, but I was honored for the small part I did get to play in the event.

Monday, June 25, 2012

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A Comparison

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Various Pen styles and their comparitive sizes