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Old 04-04-2018, 02:10 PM   #1 (permalink)
 
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I'm trying to make a set of pens for a friend who is a police officer (thin blue line) and for his wife who is a dispatcher (thin gold line). Thin blue and red line blanks are readily available, but I cannot find a gold one anywhere. I was wondering if anyone had seen anything along this line, or had suggestions on a way to create something. I had thought of buying sheet acrylic and try laminating the gold with black resin, but have only found yellow acrylic sheet. Any thoughts or suggestions would be appreciated.
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I'm trying to make a set of pens for a friend who is a police officer (thin blue line) and for his wife who is a dispatcher (thin gold line). Thin blue and red line blanks are readily available, but I cannot find a gold one anywhere. I was wondering if anyone had seen anything along this line, or had suggestions on a way to create something. I had thought of buying sheet acrylic and try laminating the gold with black resin, but have only found yellow acrylic sheet. Any thoughts or suggestions would be appreciated.
Just make an image of what you want then send it to Penkitmall.com. He will print the image and encase it in clear alumilite (I think it was alumilite) for $12 + shipping. I did that with the camo one in the pic, the customer wanted a specific type of camo so I just had her send me a pic of what she wanted.
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Would brass sheet work?

It may depend on the color of gold you are after.
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Would brass sheet work?

It may depend on the color of gold you are after.
I never thought of brass. Any idea how thick of a sheet would turn well. I'd like it to be just under 1/8 inch like the blue line blank I have.
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I'm trying to make a set of pens for a friend who is a police officer (thin blue line) and for his wife who is a dispatcher (thin gold line). Thin blue and red line blanks are readily available, but I cannot find a gold one anywhere. I was wondering if anyone had seen anything along this line, or had suggestions on a way to create something. I had thought of buying sheet acrylic and try laminating the gold with black resin, but have only found yellow acrylic sheet. Any thoughts or suggestions would be appreciated.
Just make an image of what you want then send it to Penkitmall.com. He will print the image and encase it in clear alumilite (I think it was alumilite) for $12 + shipping. I did that with the camo one in the pic, the customer wanted a specific type of camo so I just had her send me a pic of what she wanted.
I didn't realize they would do that. I may look into going that route, thanks.
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Turning brass that thick would be tuff, you'd feel it for sure.
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I do label cast blanks and could make you one.
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Turning brass that thick would be tuff, you'd feel it for sure.
That's what I figured. I've never turned anything with metal thicker than aluminium can. I like the idea and the way it could look though!
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I do label cast blanks and could make you one.
Thank you, I checked out some of your blanks in your Facebook page and they look great. This may be an option too.


Also, I saw you had a Vietnam ribbon blank. Would it be possible to do a Korean war army ribbon? I may think about that for my grandfather for Christmas.
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Thank you, I checked out some of your blanks in your Facebook page and they look great. This may be an option too.


Also, I saw you had a Vietnam ribbon blank. Would it be possible to do a Korean war army ribbon? I may think about that for my grandfather for Christmas.
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