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Project by blmac4 posted 09-30-2018 06:45 PM 1523 views 1 time favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Another pen casting with Liquid Diamonds resin and watch parts. This is a very special pen, as the parts came from the watch that belonged to my Father who passed away on Sept 10 1972 at 4:20 pm. I incorporated these details in laying out the parts for casting. The time on the watch is set to 4:20 and the date is set on the 10th. The watch had stopped working years ago and I think this a fitting way to make use of the watch and to have something that can be used and passed from generation to generation.


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#1 posted 09-30-2018 10:04 PM

very nicely done.

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#2 posted 09-30-2018 10:35 PM

A very nice tribute to your father. excellent job.

-- Mike - Waukesha, WI

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#3 posted 09-30-2018 11:40 PM

That’s a well thought out family heirloom, beautiful work.

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#4 posted 10-01-2018 04:04 AM

I love not only the pen but why you made it like you did. Very special for sure

-- Larry in Hawaii,

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#5 posted 10-01-2018 05:13 AM

Lovely and so sentimental.

-- DJ Peck, Lincoln Nebraska. Lord, keep your arm around my shoulder and your hand over my mouth.

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#6 posted 10-01-2018 12:34 PM

Outstanding Bobby! A fitting tribute…

-- Mike, A Yooper with a drawl,

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#7 posted 10-01-2018 12:42 PM

A very cool looking pen and a fine tribute to your late father.

I’d love to see you detail the casting process. Maybe a blog?

-- Matt -- I yam what I yam and that's all what I yam

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#8 posted 10-01-2018 02:45 PM

a great tribute to a great man in your life,you honored him well.

-- working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

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#9 posted 10-01-2018 06:05 PM

What a wonderful tribute to your father.

-- Bill - Rochester MI

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#10 posted 10-01-2018 06:12 PM

Wow. I’ve never seen anything like this. Absolutely beautiful and a beautiful sentiment.

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#11 posted 10-01-2018 06:14 PM

Just an incredible tribute.

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#12 posted 10-01-2018 07:33 PM

wow – Just an incredible tribute. (X2)

I don’t think I have ever seen an item that has so many intricate parts to fully
take on such a personal tribute.




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#13 posted 10-02-2018 02:49 AM

Very Nice Piece Of Work & Well Done Bobby!

-- Richard (Ontario, CANADA)

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#14 posted 10-02-2018 08:51 AM

Very clever, great tribute and brilliant pen.

Well done

-- If your going to your mums.... can I go in the shed ?

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#15 posted 10-02-2018 04:05 PM

Thanks for all of the comments, they are appreciated. This is something I have been wanting to do for quite some time. I was only 17 when my Mother passed and 19 when my Father passed and as with most kids growing up, I did not take the time to “listen” to what our parents, grandparents, elders at that time were telling us, teaching us or showing us how to be better and responsible individuals. I would say to anyone whose parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles that are still living, take a moment to set down with them, talk to them, “listen” to them, learn from them before it is too late. You might be surprised at what you could learn from them. I would give anything to be able to do that now.


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