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    Calling all pen turners

    FREEDOM PENS NEEDS YOU.

    Normally I would not post here but I know that some of you don't check the Freedom Pens Forum.

    We have had a request for 6,000 pens from the Aircraft Carrier Abraham Lincoln. At this point in time, I have no pens left to send as I have just shipped out the last 500 pens I had.

    If you have some time on your hands please make some pens for the cause.
    Our service men and women need to know how much support they have here at home.

    Let's see if we can provide them with that support.

    In the last four years we have shipped almost 86,000 pens. Your help will be appreciated more than you know.

    Thanks in advance for your help.

    Jackie Outten

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    Jackie I am going to see if I can help you with this---I just happen to know several pen turners.
    Last edited by Gary Max; 07-20-2008 at 10:00 PM.
    ---I may be broke---but we have plenty of wood---

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    Gary,

    Thank you for your efforts and those of your fellow pen turners. We appreciate all the assistance we can get.

    Jackie

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    We now have requests from Afganistan and Iraq coming in and we are out of pens. Anyone who has pens to ship please send them to us as fast as you can so we can respond to the requests we are receiving via email.

    Anyone who has been thinking about making pens for our Troops and hasn't had the time please join the Freedom Pens Project and help us out, it is very rare for us to be out of pens but with the schools being out for the summer we lose a steady source of pens.

    How about ten pens? If everyone will make ten Freedom Pens we will have hundreds of pens to ship in no time at all.

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    Here's the address you need to ship the pens to

    Freedom Pens Project
    c/o Northwind Associates
    8770 Little England Road
    Hayes, VA 23072

    I hope to get at least 20 pens in the mail this week.
    ---I may be broke---but we have plenty of wood---

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    Who is giving the discounts for the pen kits? So far PSI has the funlines for $1.35 ea if I buy 100 or more. Can anyone else beat that price? I am going to need at least 100 and maybe more kits for a group of old farts that are going to turn some pens for the troops?

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    If you are doing a group buy for kits I would like to buy 50 of them to make into pens for the troops. Please let me know so I can make sure to have the money ready when the time comes.

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    if some one has an extra pen turning spindle. as soon as i get my lathe runnin i could make a bunch. or at least get the turning part done. i dont have any pen kits . but i do have a bunch of silver tiger maple that is perfect for pens.
    14x48 custom 2hp 9gear lathe
    9 inch pre 1940 craftsman lathe
    36 inch 1914 Sydney bandsaw (BEAST)
    Wood in every shelf and nook and cranny,,, seriously too much wood!

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    Bobby,

    Contact Jackie Outten via PM for information concerning our bulk purchasing of pen kits. You can order pen kits at a discount from Freedom Pens. Jackie normally orders between 500 to 1000 pen kits at a time.

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    Talking

    OK,

    There is a baker's dozen going in the mail box today headded a little hamlet in Virgina.

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    Bob,

    Thanks for your support.

    Jackie

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    Jackie a little update so you know we are still working on this.
    I am gathering pens from the Membership of IAP (International Association of Penturners). Pens have started arriving and I am getting lots of positive responces.
    When I ship these pens to you they will be from IAP not anyone person.
    The adim. has added a stickey to the tread which will help get this moving.
    Hopefully I will have a box ready by the end of the week.
    ---I may be broke---but we have plenty of wood---

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    Hey Jackie------the first box of Pens from the membership of IAP is on the way to you----heck I am already getting a second box going.
    ---I may be broke---but we have plenty of wood---

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    Thanks Gary. I look forward to receiving the pens.

    Jackie

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    Pen count jumped to a 112 today---I should have the 2nd box of pens from the IAP membership ready to ship soon.
    ---I may be broke---but we have plenty of wood---

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