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My Father’s Pen  
Fine Hand Crafted Writing Instruments From Domestic, Rare and Exotic Woods



Retired communications engineer, musician (plays trumpet in a concert band), operates a small cattle ranch, webmaster, portrait in wood scroll artist.    Jerry began working with the scroll saw in the early 1990's and has been developing his own unique style in preserving memories in wood.  His talent in the creation of custom designs of patterns for the scroll saw has also drawn the interest of other scroll artists.  
After his father's death in 2002 and while reading his father's "Book of Remembrance," Jerry found the fountain pen that was a gift to his father upon his graduation from high school in 1920.  This pen had been saved for over 80 years and was treasured.  This find sparked Jerry's interest in creating fine writing instruments on the wood lathe and a new activity was soon underway in the studio.
"A man who works with his hands is a laborer.
 A man who works with his hands and mind is a craftsman.
 A man who works with his hands, mind and heart is an artist."
                    Thomas Aquinas (1225-1274)


I am privileged to be asked to turn 18 music conductor batons to be given as gifts during the University of Missouri Band Concert Tour of China. This photo is of the 18 "Tiger" batons that are ready for the UMC band's concert tour in April, 2010. The handles of these batons were hand crafted from black and gold acrylic.... My Father's Pen is perhaps now international since I do have work in Italy and South Africa, and now soon in China.

從 美國到中國,在密蘇里大學管樂團巡演,我很榮幸能有手工製作的音樂指揮家警棍禮物

Translation (hopefully): "From the United States to China, at the University of Missouri Symphonic Band tour, I am honored to have hand-crafted gift of music conductor batons."







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