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70-year-old is making his mark: Retiree handcrafts pens for overseas U.S. troops

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MODESTO, Calif. — For more than a decade, Ceres, Calif., resident Jim Gollnick has been sending a handcrafted piece of home to troops serving overseas.

Gollnick, 70, creates elegant pens made of pink ivory wood, tulipwood, walnut, cherry and other woods. He’s even made pens out of old .50-caliber machine gun casings.

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