|Project by PanamaJack||posted 01-03-2012 05:26 PM||1861 views||0 times favorited||5 comments|
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)