Custom Engraved Pencils

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I engraved some nice pencils (Palomino Blackwings) for my niece to go with the spiral design toy (more in keeping with the theme than for use with).

I did a few searches and, found lots of people talking about engraving pencils but, no settings for a starting point (not that they aren’t here – I just didn’t find any). So:

The Blackwings are about .281” thick. Engraved at 1000/30 at 270LPI, 1 pass.

I rubbed Rub & Buff into the engraves. Rubbing alcohol was great to remove stray surface residue.

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Nicely done gift.

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Oh yeah, like that Rub-n-Buff on the black pencils. Classy results! :grinning:

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Ooh, nice trick with the Rub 'n Buff!

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Third that I love the Rub 'n Buff. The one time I tried using it for something totally un-GF I did not like the results, but it really makes the pencils pop.

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Wow, they look great! I’ll have to try that on my next pencil gig.

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Really sharp! The gold is the finishing touch!

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Really turned out nice. Added Rub & Buff to the list to try.

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THANK YOU!!! This really saved my bacon, worked perfectly!

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Glad it was helpful!

Welcome to the form!

how did you get the engraving to be “gold”? i’m looking to do this for my daughter but i want the engrave part to be ‘white’. do you mind sharing?

I don’t think they make white Rub N Buff but, you could probably use white acrylic paint (like the thicker stuff from a tube). Rub it into the engrave. Then, use a cloth or shop towel and a light touch to wipe off the excess.

Others might have better/different suggestions.

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