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This is a wedding pen I made for a friend. She chose the kit and the blank. The pen is an Elegant Sierra in black titanium and platinum. The blank is a paua abalone. The kit and blank were from Exotic Blanks. Turned out really nice, but doesn't scream "wedding pen" to me.
 

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Since I couldn't engrave the pen, I decided to engrave the stand instead. The stand is turned from ipe. It didn't burn the wood enough the first time, so I increased the power and burned it two more times. That did it. I've never engraved anything this shape before, but I'm very happy with how it turned out.
 

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Boy, was that blank chippy! I used a carbide chisel, but it was before I discovered shearing cuts. I just BARELY pulled it out. I was relieved, this is a $35 blank!
 

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Beautiful, elegant, one of a kind pen that will likely be used and cherished for years... Kind of sounds like a good wedding gift to me :)
 

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This is a wedding pen I made for a friend. She chose the kit and the blank. The pen is an Elegant Sierra in black titanium and platinum. The blank is a paua abalone. The kit and blank were from Exotic Blanks. Turned out really nice, but doesn't scream "wedding pen" to me.
What did you do for sanding down and final polish?
 

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What did you do for sanding down and final polish?
My usual polishing regimen. Wet or dry to 400 wet; All six grades of 3M Tri-M-Ite polishing paper wet; Meguiar's 105; and Meguiar's 205.
 

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I don't usually comment about pens because so many appear here every day, but yours is very special. The colors and style of the abalone remind of stained glass in churches. Nicely done!
 
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