Most of you remember me chasing down the wood from the tree in Memorial Stadium that was removed last September. I took a lot of that saga offline while we were working to get permission and licensing from the University for dad to turn that wood into pens and other nifty woodwork stuff he does. We got that permission, and he's been turning pens for the past 2 months or so after making a handful for various people in the AD (DRad, Tim Match, Mike Echols who helped us get the wood, Dabo, President Clements, and a few others). Anyway, wanted to throw it out to the board here in case anybody was interested. History: Spoiler Tree #260021 on the Clemson University campus is a 56" diameter White Oak that stood on the SE corner of Memorial Stadium, next to the Hill. From what I've gathered, the tree had been diseased for several years, and finally had to be removed in September 2015. There is a project underway to plant a new, smaller tree. Everybody that's regularly attended Clemson games or went to school there knows this tree. We're still trying to ascertain the exact age of the tree, but it's close to 100 years old, if not more. This pic is from 1955, I believe; little small, but you can see #260021 on the far right of the cluster of trees (some of them appear to be planted ON the Hill, which is weird by today's standards): Getting the wood (uh huh huh): Spoiler Mike Echols was a hero in making sure this stuff didn't go into the woodchipper, and was super-accommodating in letting us come up and load up the truck. And the guy actually making the pens, I call him "dad": Some of the finished products: Spoiler Very first pen, destined for DRad, on the lathe: Turned out to be spectacular wood--lots of color and grain variance depending on the particular blank; this is an old version of the Tiger Paw that is more transparent, we're using a more solid-orange one now, and the Clemson University logo now has a paw for the "O": A few others: Dabo's pen: And President Clement's pen that dad just finished and dropped in the mail today (dad picked out a pretty spectacular blank for the Prez): Certificate of Authenticity: Spoiler Big thanks to @White Tajh Boyd for the design work on this. Anyway...there you have it. It's been a fun project, and if anybody is interested in getting one of these here pens, shoot me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org and I'll forward you the order form which has pictures, prices (there's now a cheaper pen model called a cigar pen), and some other stuff he makes, like letter openers, bottle openers and wine stoppers, pill caddies, and other stuff. Lemme know what questions you have. And many thanks to @Tigers and @Raggy for letting me use DVU to spread the gospel.