Turn for the Troops 2007

Woodcraft in Toledo had their first "Turn for the Troops" event today. I got a chance to volunteer my time to help people who had little or no experience on the lathe. I do quite a bit of shopping there for pen parts, and I often take in my work to show off to the staff. One of them asked me if I wouldn't mind volunteering to help people new to the lathe. I was flattered as I have really only been turning pens since June and I really don't consider myself an expert. I was thrilled to be able to help as it's a really good cause. The least I can do is donate a Saturday. Jen also baked some yummy cookies for me to take in (I think she was the most popular person there). I was able to help around ten people turn out some pretty nice pens which will be sent to the troops overseas for the holidays. I even had time and enough energy to turn one myself as well as taking in four pens from my inventory to donate.