Bragging on Alex!

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scsmith42

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Scott Smith
Many of you will recall a recent post by George L, about his 11 year old son Alex who became interested in pen making around a year ago.

George posted a link to a video that Alex created for school, and the video features Alex making a pen - taking it from start to finish, including milling.

My wife and I both enjoyed watching Alex's video and admiring his handiwork, so I decided to surprise her with a custom pen made by Alex. Alex's enterprise is called "Pens for College", and all of the proceeds go into his education fund. I looked around my inventory and found a really nice board with feathered oak (from the crotch portion of the tree, which I provided to Alex. This particular wood was milled and kiln dried by me, and it came from a tree harvested from our farm.

At the same time, I decided to have Alex make a pen for me, as well as one for each of my two brothers.

Tonight I picked up the pens, and the result of Alex's craftsmanship is absolutely superb. I'll let y'all admire it for yourselves; here is a photo of the pen that I intend to give my wife for Christmas:


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The photo really does not do it justice!

Alex and George - thank you very much for the outstanding work!

Scott
 

JohnW

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John
Agreed Scott,

Great wood, great pen, great gift. I remember watching that video and Alex is not only a very good pen turner, he's a good communicator.
 

Rob

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Rob
That young man does some awesome work and has really inspired me in my pen turning. Way to go Alex.
 

ScottM

Scott
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Young Alex is a pen making master. Beautiful pen. I am sure your family will be very happy with those as gifts.
 

PChristy

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Phillip
Fantastic job Alex:icon_thum Scott great pick on the wood - I love the way the grain looks:icon_thum Would love to see the other pens as well -
 

Partman

Danny
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Alex has the gift. :icon_thum I sat and watched the demo he put on at the Klingsport show. :elvis:

Danny
 
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jeff...

great wood makes for a great pen in the hands of a master - great pen Alex :thumbs_up
 
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