Freedom pens and other names associated with this idea usually have all the supplies you need if not free at a very discounted price. So how are you getting these pens to the troops?
My advice is if your not in one of the groups I mentioned such as "Freedom Pens" and your not sponsored through a group such as woodworking or turning club. Then you should be looking into that.
Freedom Pens charges $1.25 per pen kit and sometimes have turn-a-thons with all the free pens you can turn to help them reach there goals. The thing is If I buy or get pens from them they expect them turned into them for distribution to the troops.
Don't hold be to that price that may be what they did sell for or what they pay for them etc. I might be way off also.
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May 19, 2011 ... The project, entitled “The Freedom Pens Project,” was made with the help of Penn State Industries of Philadelphia, Penn, which furnished the ...
I am involved with a group that turns pens for our troops, however there are several chapters of penturners on IAP that also turn pens for the troops and one group has issued a challange to the other chapters to see who can turn the most pens for our troops by Oct.1. So I am trying to get a head start. Our chapter is planning on having a turning day in Sept, so I am going ahead and trying to get kits, blanks, and start on some myself. All pens made will be turned in to a gentleman in FLORIDA, who distributes them. I have some blanks and a few kits donated. Our chapter has set a goal to turn 100 pens on the desinated day. I will try to have the blanks cut and drilled, and tubes glued in for the day of turning.
So any help will be appreciated. I personally turn 20 per month and hand in at our monthly meeting.
There is a group of men that are called the woodchippers, we meet one day a month, and turn pens for the troops. We turn on average from 100 to 200 pens on that day.
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