CLSA Pen Desk Set

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Project by Tim_CPWD posted 01-06-2015 07:42 AM 882 views 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Just before Christmas I was commissioned to make pen desk sets and pens as gifts for board members of the California Land Surveyors Association. The brass disc installed in each desk set was the actual surveyors marker of the individual listed on the plaque. I used my CNC machine to cut the logo, the pen groove and the circle for the disc. The wood is Cherry, stained Red Mahogany and finished with clear lacquer.

The pen chosen for this desk set is a Nouveau Sceptre from PSI and the blank used is a French Provincial Amalgum-Mutt blank from Bear Tooth Woods.

-- Tim Haenisch, San Diego Ca.

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#1 posted 01-06-2015 12:10 PM

Very nice work. Wish I had a CNC also.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#2 posted 01-06-2015 12:21 PM

These make fine personnel gifts. nice work.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#3 posted 01-06-2015 12:58 PM

Very elegant. Would look gr8 on any desk.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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#4 posted 01-06-2015 03:46 PM

Being able to duplicate intricate logos in wood opens up many opportunities for providing additional income, nice work, PS, the brass surveyors disc is called a L.S. tag and bears the surveyors license number

-- Greg, No. Cal. - "Gaudete in Domino Semper"

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#5 posted 01-06-2015 05:31 PM

Nice work on this CLSA pen set project Tim. Nice gift!

-- Tony C UAW, St Augustine FL, My high school shop teacher said "You can do it"... Now I can't stop!

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#6 posted 01-06-2015 08:48 PM

Greg, thanks for the info. I couldn’t remember what the disc was called. I did know it had their license number though as we had to make sure we matched the disc to the name on each plaque. The customer provided a list for reference.
As you mentioned, having the CNC machine has definitely opened up many new opportunities for my shop. There was a big learning curve from the software perspective but the tutorials provided by the developer (Vectric) were excellent. I still refer to them on a regular basis.

-- Tim Haenisch, San Diego Ca.

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#7 posted 01-06-2015 10:02 PM

Handsome desk set….Well done !

-- Measure "at least" twice and cut once

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#8 posted 01-06-2015 11:56 PM

Great job Tim.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#9 posted 01-07-2015 07:05 PM

That very cool. I may have to make some of those for my RPLS buddies

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