Finished up my first pen last night. I wanted to get more practice on some blanks, but I decided to do this as a gift for an Uncle that's turning 80 next week, so time was running out. He was a high school shop teacher, Navy diver, and spends a lot of time now volunteering at their church. I decided that the American Patriot pen with Bethlehem olive wood would be very fitting. I'd appreciate any constructive criticism and advice on how to make it better. Given that he's turning 80, I'm betting that he won't see the little things that I do...LOL!!