Turn for the Troops
1428 Pens were turned Saturday November 9, 2019
The most number of pens turned by this club!!!
The Southwest Idaho Wood Turners Association, the Magic Valley Wood Turners Association and the Idaho Woodworkers have worked together and have made over 16,000 slim line writing pens to our troops overseas and stateside over the last 18 years.
Each November both clubs have turned teamed up with the Boise Woodcraft Supply in Boise to turn and construct these pens. Woodcraft supplies all the pen components and the members collect the wood, turn, finish and assemble the pens in one day.
There is a lot of preparatory planning and organization that goes into this effort on the part of the organizers, Aaron Cornell and Steve Young. Steve Young, a longtime member of the club started the event.
In 2018 we were able to make 1075 pens to send along to our troops.