Gatsby Walnut

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This is a PSI Gatsby pen in chrome and gunmetal, that I purchased from Rockler. The wood is some walnut that was given to me by the son of a lady at work. He works in a cabinet shop. I made the pen for him and engraved it to thank him. The finish is Pens Plus.
 

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I engraved it with my NEJE laser engraver. I'm finally starting to get the hang of engraving wood.
 

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The three "chunks" are from a wine barrel. Matt said there are nails in them, so I'll use a handheld metal detector to find the nails.
 

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Great photos, and nice pen. I have been sort of thinking about getting a laser to engrave pens and other stuff, but I have no idea where to begin. How do you like your laser?
 

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Great photos, and nice pen. I have been sort of thinking about getting a laser to engrave pens and other stuff, but I have no idea where to begin. How do you like your laser?
I love it so far. It has a steep learning curve (for me, anyway), but it's a lot of fun. There are rotary jigs available for it, so you can engrave around a pen instead of just in a straight line. I'm seriously thinking about getting one. There is a Facebook group for NEJE lasers.

 

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I love it so far. It has a steep learning curve (for me, anyway), but it's a lot of fun. There are rotary jigs available for it, so you can engrave around a pen instead of just in a straight line. I'm seriously thinking about getting one. There is a Facebook group for NEJE lasers.

Thanks for the info. I will definitely look into it. Before I sent you the question about how you liked it, I searched NEJE Laser, and at first glance, the prices seem to be reasonable, but before I went further, I thought I would ask if you actually liked it, before I spent a lot of time looking into it. Appreciate the tip!

Kevin
 
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