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    Present fit for a King

    Well ya all know of the "Wake up and get back at it" swap we been having on our forum lately.

    Well Friday i finished my swap project and took a drive to Mack Camerons place to deliver it. Turned out Darren was looking out for me when he answered my call to have another Canadian as a swap buddy. Nothing against you guys in the USA just wanted to visit someone local.

    Anyhow Mack and i got through chewing the fat and chatting and i got to see his gorgous pens again. There i was drooling over the whole bunch slobering like a dog (yeah nice dog ya got there Mack lots of character).

    He was surprized to find out I was his swap buddy but i knew the old saying "the shoemaker never has shoes" which was the origin of my decision for the swap item i made.

    Well time came to leave and i wish all a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year, shook old Macks hand and got into the car. Then i am just about to close the door and old Mack says to me Eh got something for ya.

    What does he pop in my hand .....well one of his fine writing instruments. Now this aint the first one of Macks Pens i come to have. No he gave me one after i sent him a piece of Osage Orange to turn. He made two and gave one to me.

    But when he put one of these in my hands, well i would be lying if i did not admit to having a lump in my throat and a tear in my eyes.

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    I think many of you know how much i love my newly adopted homeland and the flag says it all. I dont think there is a gift i will recieve this Christmas to top this one. I had wanted one of these Pens. Have been thinking of when the budget would allow the purchase of one. But when Mack gave me one well i was over the moon.

    Mack I cant express how delighted i am. The pen means a great deal to me as does our friendship. Thanks a ton. Sorry it took me a few days to get this up here.

    Just for clarrification for those not familiar with this pen kit, the maple leaf in this kit is laser cut out of the round and in the raw its not dyed red. I dont know what magic Mack applies but boy if you see the kit and then hold the finished item there is real skill involved here.

    Mack i hope and wish you sell many many more.
    cheers

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    Great Gloat Rob and Mack what a generous thing to do.
    "There’s a lot of work being done today that doesn’t have any soul in it. The technique may be the utmost perfection, yet it is lifeless. It doesn’t have a soul. I hope my furniture has a soul to it." - Sam Maloof
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    I could say that I was green with envy but looking at that pen I'd have to say that I'm red. That truly is gloat worthy, I always look forward to Mack's posts because he does such fine work!

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    BEEE+A+Utiful!

    Nice pen, and a nice store! What a guy!
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    Beautiful Job, Rob. I admire those able to to inlaid pens.

    Bruce
    Bruce Shiverdecker - Retired Starving Artist ( No longer a Part timer at Woodcraft, Peoria, Il.)

    "The great thing about turning is that all you have to do is remove what's not needed and you have something beautiful. Nature does the hard part!"

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    Beautiful pen Rob. Wow that is pretty.
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    Beautiful Job, Rob. I admire those able to to inlaid pens.

    Bruce
    Bruce Shiverdecker - Retired Starving Artist ( No longer a Part timer at Woodcraft, Peoria, Il.)

    "The great thing about turning is that all you have to do is remove what's not needed and you have something beautiful. Nature does the hard part!"

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    Thanks for sharing that Rob, and way to go Mack!
    The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails.
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    Hey Mack...I think he likes it.

    Well done to both of you.
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    Mack, looking forward to seeing your gift filled and emptied a few times as well as the pens made from the inventory stored! Rob, you have a gem of a pen from a master pen turner! On the cloudiest of days, I would need sunglasses on to hide the tears in my eyes. Good job the two of you!!!!! Evidently this family knows the meaning of the season upon us!
    Jon

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