|Project by TerryDowning||posted 04-01-2014 04:28 PM||526 views||0 times favorited||4 comments|
My son’s wedding was last weekend.
The Bride’s Parents really out did themselves as accommodating hosts. My wife wanted to get them a fruit basket or something to express our appreciation, but the offerings at the hotel were less than stellar, we had a long drive and they had a flight to make.
I took yesterday off I usually do after travelling. I was thinking about the gift and realized I still had some pen kits.
There is always material left over after trimming the blanks and I rarely throw this out as it can be used for embellishments in other projects.
I also made a Treasure box/time capsule as well out of Plum from a tree that I took down. This tree yielded numerous pen blanks as well.
So I decided to use up the leftovers from the wedding pens, and use a few blanks to make these.
Hardware is a “Fat Cigar” style in chrome.
The white is left over Lucite from the Bride’s pen.
The Dark Brown is left over Cocobolo from the Groom’s pen
The main body of the pens are Plum.
Finish is 50/50 BLO/Mineral Spirits and 5 coats of CA (I intended these pens to be regular users)
Sanded to 600 grit and then finished on the triple buff with Tripoli, White Diamond and Blue Plastic buffing compounds.
I thought these would make great gifts of appreciation and LOML agreed. These will be presented at the Seattle reception next weekend.
As always C&C are welcome.
-- - Terry