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Old 02-28-2018, 11:58 AM   #1 (permalink)
 
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I have an opportunity to make a few pens for some horse moms. It is a 4H riding group, called Bits & Bridles. I need 6 to 8 blanks, for Sierra, Monarch, Manhattan, etc. I would buy them, of course. I would like the 4H logo, and possibly B&B. They could be wood, or acrylic, or some casting. Thanks, Kevin


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I could cast you something, pm me if your interested
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I found out itís not for the 4H group, just the moms of 1 particular barn. So, I donít think they even have a logo or label.


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You might check with Stan Miklavcic (smik). He did a couple of horse blanks for me last year.
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I taught a 4H horse group for ten years...taught English riding and jumping. It is so rewarding to see nine year olds who are maybe a bit timid, not much self confidence, absolutely blossom when they discover they can make a 1000 lb. horse obey them. That self confidence spreads into every aspect of their lives. I drove from Phoenix to Flagstaff every weekend to teach the group up there all summer long. I finally had to stop when I hit 73 and the altitude began to cause me problems.

Believe me, they will love the pens, no matter what they are made from. 4H Moms are the greatest!
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Thanks, Sharon. Good on ya, for investing in those girls.
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If you will send the finished pens to me, I will use my laser to put each Mom's name and "Bits & Bridles" on each pen. I'll foot the postage back to you. I can't burn plastic. Only wood, and light colored wood works best, although I can fill the engraving with silver or gold on dark wood.
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If you will send the finished pens to me, I will use my laser to put each Mom's name and "Bits & Bridles" on each pen. I'll foot the postage back to you. I can't burn plastic. Only wood, and light colored wood works best, although I can fill the engraving with silver or gold on dark wood.


How do you fill the engraving? Do you have a process?
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Thank you for the tremendous offer. The lady decided on camo acrylic blanks.


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If you will send the finished pens to me, I will use my laser to put each Mom's name and "Bits & Bridles" on each pen. I'll foot the postage back to you. I can't burn plastic. Only wood, and light colored wood works best, although I can fill the engraving with silver or gold on dark wood.


How do you fill the engraving? Do you have a process?
I put a good, hard finish on it before I burn it. Then I use a gold or silver Sharpie to fill the burn, and just wipe off the excess with a tissue before it dries. If you have an open grained wood, make sure you have filled the grain, or put on enough coats of finish that there is a SMOOTH finish or the silver will get into the grain and you can't get it out. I've also used Rub n Buff paste, but I like the sharpies better.
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