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Thread: Wedding Pen - WITH ENGRAVING - see my last entry

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    Feb 2008
    S E Washington State

    Wedding Pen - WITH ENGRAVING - see my last entry

    This is not complete, I have to send it off to Pete for some engraving, but I wanted to show it, just in case it gets lost in the mailing. I have the hinges ordered, hope they are useable. I ordered some small barrel hinges. I have never tried them before. I also added little magnets to the order to used to keep the lid closed. They may not be needed if the barrel hinges hold the lid closed.

    This is the Triton pen hardware in a roller ball with Holly wood blanks.

    I didn't do any fancy joints on the box because I wanted to keep it simple. Took me several attempts to get a decent although not perfect finish on the box. I ended up with five coats of Deft Clear Wood finish, wet sanded to 12000 grit, them polished with a plastic polish. Thank you to those on the forum that helped me with the finish. I didn't get the best job with the felt, but it will have to do.

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    Last edited by Paul Douglass; 05-28-2014 at 09:06 PM.
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    Independence, Kentucky
    Looks great Paul, I like the combination you put together, Well done.
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    Amherst, New Hampshire
    The finish on the box came out great Paul

    Beautiful job on the pen too
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    Yorktown, Virginia
    Great job on both counts, Paul

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    Reno, Nv
    That came out great Paul!
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    Kansas City, Missouri
    Nice job on both of those.

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    Sep 2007
    Plainwell, Michigan
    nice pen and box set they are great wedding presents and yours will be treasured for sure

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    I'll just echo the other guys...nicely done, Paul.
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    Bedford, NH
    Well done indeed!
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    bethel springs TN, but was born and raised in north east PA

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