Fighting Illini Pen Rest
One of my nephews gave this to me for Christmas and it has been sitting on my desk ever since. It is a 'pen rest', but that's not the cool part. First, he made it! Yeah...like he made it in shop class in school. I'm thinking it was some sort of computer-driven machining tool? He programmed in my name and (most importantly) the Illini shield - which I'm over the moon for - and then stained it all by himself.
Kinda awesome, right? Especially because he's just a 12 year old.