Custom Navy Pen…PAMO

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Project by AlBCuttnWud posted 66 days ago 626 views 2 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my first attempt at customizing my pens with water rub decals. The are the Navy Professional Aviation Maintenance Officer (PAMO) wings.

I figured I would go with maple to hide the decal edges and seemed to blend right in. I will admit it took me three tries: attempt 1 lesson learned was patience….let it dry completely before trying to apply CA attempt 2 lesson learned was more patience…..trying to get perfect I sanded too much off and cut into the decal attempt 3 worked out perfectly

-- -Al, Patuxent River, MD

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#1 posted 66 days ago

Very nice! What brand of decal paper did you use? I assume you printed your own.

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#2 posted 66 days ago

I ordered a pack of 10 sheets off Ebay and the package just say inkjet clear decal sheets. Yep, just printed out on the printer, clear coated with some spray lacquer and put in water for a minute or so….quick and easy.

-- -Al, Patuxent River, MD

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#3 posted 66 days ago

USMC emblem ===== much better…... ROFL

-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

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#4 posted 66 days ago

Nicely done! GO NAVY!!

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#5 posted 66 days ago

Mighty fine. write on.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe.

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#6 posted 66 days ago

Nice Pen. I like doing the decal work my self.
Tip (works for me) to speed up the process use a hair dryer while your lathe is spinning slow after first applying the decal.
Again nice job and keep showing them off to us!

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

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#7 posted 65 days ago

Very Nice Project Indeed Al! Thanks For Sharing.


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#8 posted 65 days ago

I will have to try that! I learned by accident one day that if you print on a laser transparency sheet with an inkjet printer, it will not dry. The ink just sits on the surface. I have used this technique as a “stamp” to transfer images into wood, although I’ve never tried something as small and detailed as the pin you did in this project. I’ll have to order some of that paper and try what you did!

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#9 posted 63 days ago

Wow! That is really neat. What a terrific idea, I will have to try this on some of my new projects.

-- MonkeyMonk

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#10 posted 60 days ago

Cool pen! Like the decal, looks perfect with maple and the kit. Great fit and finish as well.

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#11 posted 58 days ago

Very nice!

-- Terry Roswell, L.A. (Lower Alabama) "Life is what happens to you when you are making other plans."

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