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  1. #1
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    Howdy from Red Deer, Alberta

    Just thought I'd introduce myself.
    My name is Les Elm and I was refereed here by Mack Cameron.

    I took early retirement from the Alberta Oil Patch in 2001.
    I live in Red Deer, Alberta, Canada and started turning Pens
    along with some Scrollsawing, Intarsia and some bowl and box
    turning in 2001.

    My specialty is making Rifle Cartridge Pens using actual bullets for the nibs.

    Looking forward to participating and contributing whatever I can.

    Les
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    Howdy!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Les Elm View Post
    Just thought I'd introduce myself.
    My name is Les Elm and I was refereed here by Mack Cameron.

    I took early retirement from the Alberta Oil Patch in 2001.
    I live in Red Deer, Alberta, Canada and started turning Pens
    along with some Scrollsawing, Intarsia and some bowl and box
    turning in 2001.

    My specialty is making Rifle Cartridge Pens using actual bullets for the nibs.
    Don't believe a word Les says. His speciality is anything he touches. He just happens to be working on Rifle Cartridge Pens at the present time.

    Looking forward to participating and contributing whatever I can.
    Hi Les; Glad you got here.

    Don't be so bashful! Amaze these people with some pics of your latest handiwork.
    Last edited by Stuart Ablett; 04-22-2009 at 04:51 PM. Reason: Fixed a "QUOTE" tag :)
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    Welcome to the Family Les. We do like pictures, so like Mac said, show us some of your work when you get a chance.
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    Welcome to the family Les! Yes!! show us the bullet pens
    Aloha,

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    Welcome to the family eh!

    Alright, another Canuck, and a turner to boot!
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    Welcome to the family Les!
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    Welcome aboard.
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    Welcome Les. Do you get a chance to turn the local Aspen?



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    Welcome Les, it's a great forum here. Always room for more.
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