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Project by Thewoodman2000 posted 180 days ago 610 views 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I was asked to help a good friend make these 2 pens for a great family in the neighborhood. A couple of their boys play high school sports and these are for the baseball team dinner & auction. Its this Saturday in West Jordan UT 1/15/14.
Both pens are Chrome Zen pen kits with great rollerball refills. The white one is made using Avonite Solid Surface Material that was tossed at work. Recycle, Reuse, Repurpose, any time I can with scraps from work the better. Saves the landfill and saves me money in materials. The other was from a Oak board that had some nice grain and worked with the decal really well.
The players donate items for a silent auction. The money earned helps the family pay the fees needed to cover the season.
Both pens have water slide decals with 8-10 layers of CA glue & sanded to 12,000 grit.

This was a fun project for a great family at a great school!!!

Which one would you bid on? The White solid surface or Oak hardwood? I like the white one the most but the oak does help the school logo pop!

-- (the only thing in there she says is...... saw dust) - James





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b2rtch

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#1 posted 180 days ago

A very nice job for a great cause.
Well done and thank you.

-- Bert

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CGMillay

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#2 posted 180 days ago

I like them both! How did you get the decals made?

-- -Chris, Pennsylvania, www.facebook.com/millaywoodworks

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trees2pens

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#3 posted 180 days ago

Great job, I really like the oak pen.

-- When All Else Fails ... Hit Delete

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Thewoodman2000

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#4 posted 180 days ago

Thank you Bert, Chris, trees2pens.

Chris I print them out at home on my Inkjet printer. After printing (and time for the ink to set) you need to spray with some kind of sealer to protect the ink on the decal “paper”. I have found it best to just use what the paper manufacture suggests to seal with. I tried Deft but it cracked on me later and I lost several decals.
On the plastic you can just put the decal on but with the wood you have to add CA to start with for the decal to stick. Then finish both over the top with CA glue. That’s needed to protect the decal.
There are several “jocks” that have posted great info on how to do this. I don’t think I could blog it as great as several of them have.

Thanks again!

-- (the only thing in there she says is...... saw dust) - James

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Max

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#5 posted 180 days ago

James,

Nice looking pens and a very nice thing to do for the students. I think I would bid on the oak one. I like the warmth of the wood and I believe that wood has a much more tactile feel… It just wants to be touched.

-- Max "Desperado", Salt Lake City, UT

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CGMillay

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#6 posted 179 days ago

Thanks James! I’ll definitely have to check back into some of the blogs for the decal technique. Could come in handy for some future projects.

-- -Chris, Pennsylvania, www.facebook.com/millaywoodworks

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Thewoodman2000

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#7 posted 177 days ago

Just to let everyone know the pens went for a good total and the money will help out with the fees. The schools principle ended up with them. I plan on calling him to find out what he thought.

thanks again for looking

-- (the only thing in there she says is...... saw dust) - James

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