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I am continuing to work on building my stock of Mammoth tooth pens for Christmas. This particular tooth was found in northern Siberia along the banks of a river. Check my webpage for pricing: jonespens.com ... See MoreSee Less

I am continuing to work on building my stock of Mammoth tooth pens for Christmas. This particular tooth was found in northern Siberia along the banks of a river. Check my webpage for pricing: jones...

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I have an order for a Walnut peppermill & needed to find a piece of Walnut to fill the order. I was looking in one of my Facebook groups & contacted some suppliers. I found Kenny Joe Smith from Kentucky. He is just getting started in the business. I visited with him on the phone & discussed the Walnut but also told him I was looking for some spunky wood to fuse with resin. Here is what I got. Check him out at
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I have an order for a Walnut peppermill & needed to find a piece of Walnut to fill the order. I was looking in one of my Facebook groups & contacted some suppliers. I found Kenny Joe Smith from Kent...

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I am sharing this post on my personal page because it seems like there are still a lot of people who do not see things I post on my Antler memories page. If you haven't been seeing pen posts, and if you want to see them, please go to the page and EVEN IF YOU HAVE PREVIOUSLY LIKED THE PAGE, unlike it and then re-like it. If you have already done that you are good to go. Thanks! ... See MoreSee Less

It is no secret, I love Honduran Rosewood Burl!!! Over the years I have cut up numerous pen blanks and I have a lot of scraps in my drawer. So, I decided to cut up some of the scraps and experiment ...

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It is no secret, I love Honduran Rosewood Burl!!! Over the years I have cut up numerous pen blanks and I have a lot of scraps in my drawer. So, I decided to cut up some of the scraps and experiment with resin and Rosewood. Things were going swimmingly. I finished the cap to the pen and started turning the body of the pen. Rosewood burl often has spunky places in it that are prone to tearing out. Additionally, the resin is much softer than the wood and if your tool catches on the corner of the wood it will rip out.

So, I had a vision of what I wanted the pen to be but, sure enough, I encountered trouble. As I worked on the pen, following the disasterous blowouts, I thought about grace. I believe that many Christians see grace primarily as God's activity in bringing salvation into their lives. While this is correct it falls short of the extent of God's work of grace in our lives. Grace is God's activit in us to bring about Christlikeness.

Many of us have experienced 'blowouts' in our lives. Events that marred us, hurt us, damaged us and in the eyes of the world, made us a waste product. Here's where God's grace comes into play. He looks at our brokenness and brings his love and power into our lives to bring healing and wholeness into our being.

I was tempted to throw the pen blank away and just start from scratch but then I thought about grace. The pen isn't what I initially envisioned. Perhaps, it is more beautiful because of the healing work I performed on it. There are still some flaws in the pen but, just as with our lives, God's work is never finished. So, I decided to leave the small. flaws.

If you have managed to wade through all of the above, that is why I decided to make this Grace Pen the giveaway pen for September - October. All you need to do to have your name in the basket is SHARE this post. The drawing will be held on October 15th (Saturday) and the winner will be announced that day.

If you haven't looked in a while, check out Jonespens.com.

Grace & Peace!
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It is no secret, I love Honduran Rosewood Burl!!! Over the years I have cut up numerous pen blanks and I have a lot of scraps in my drawer. So, I decided to cut up some of the scraps and experiment ...

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Here's a Steam Punk pen made with Mammoth tooth. The color and texture of the tooth are awesome!

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621 S. Stoneridge
Valley Center, KS 67147
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402-326-3302
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antlermemories@gmail.com