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Inlay Stars & Stripes Cigar Pen - This pen took a while!

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Project by PanamaJack posted 01-03-2012 05:26 PM 1417 views 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This Laser-Cut “Star Spangled Cigar Pen” to a while to put together. The stripes weren’t bad, maybe 10 minutes or less. But the Stars…? They took about 2-3 hours. (Half an hour to un-cross my eyes!) Each of the 50 stars are placed in the top blank – ONE at a time. The finish on the metal is not of Chrome , but of Rhodium. The finish on the wood is 12 layers of CA or Cyanoacrylate Glue (Super Glue). The sanded to 12,000 grit Micro-Mesh sandpaper, polished then with a fine plastic polish for a highly scratch resistant finish.

The 2nd person I showed it to…Bought it. (NO, I didn’t sell it any too cheaply either!)

-- Carpe Lignum; Tornare Lignum (Seize the wood, to Turn the wood)





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Lee A. Jesberger

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#1 posted 01-03-2012 06:19 PM

Wow, Panama,

Better you than me!

Great looking pen, that’s for sure.

I hope all is well with you and your family.

Lee

-- by Lee A. Jesberger http://www.prowoodworkingtips.com http://www.ezee-feed.com

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a1Jim

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#2 posted 01-03-2012 08:46 PM

I second that wow amazing patience and cool pen.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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Karson

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#3 posted 01-03-2012 11:30 PM

Thats an amazing pen. Is it plastic or wood. Nice job.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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PanamaJack

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#4 posted 01-03-2012 11:41 PM

Karson
It’s lazered out of Curly Maple, *If it came through maybe you can see the “cury” on the stripes at least(?).
Randy

-- Carpe Lignum; Tornare Lignum (Seize the wood, to Turn the wood)

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#5 posted 01-06-2012 02:31 AM

I would like to order one…It is beautiful. How much?

-- Nothing's impossible...it just gets expensive

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