Engrave a Silver Sky truss rod cover?

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  1. RallyFanatic

    RallyFanatic Perpetual musical mid-life crisis

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    Wondering if it’s possible or if anyone has done it?

    I lost my favorite dog ever a little over a year ago and was thinking of engraving her name (Lucy) on it as a little memento.

    Thanks!
     
  2. jxe

    jxe babe en der wood

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    key chain place?
     
  3. Black Plaid

    Black Plaid just another Alan

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    Sorry to hear about Lucy.

    Sometimes a local maker space, or perhaps a machine shop may have a small cnc mill that can do that.

    I did a search on custom engraving and a number of small local places showed up. Often times you can contact them for little things like this that they don't necessarily list.

    Or try Etsy, I expect there may be a small shop on there that could help you out!

    Good luck!
     
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  4. RockyMountainJayhawk

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    You might want to check out/contact Synergy Guitars. They seem to sell some custom truss rod covers for PRS guitars. Might be what you are after.

    (Didn't see the Silver Sky on their website but I didn't do a deep dive.)
     
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  5. Eddie kim

    Eddie kim New Member

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    What a fantastic idea.
     
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  6. elvis

    elvis Hamfisted String Banger

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    Great idea! Places like Tap Plastics and engraving kiosks at the mall could almost certainly do it. Note that engraving plastic is different from metal, so a metal engraver may not have the right equipment.
     
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  7. Fro

    Fro New Member

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    Jewelry store?
     
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  8. elvis

    elvis Hamfisted String Banger

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    I still have my first dog’s ID tag on my keychain.
     
  9. alantig

    alantig Zombie Four, DFZ

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    Find a local trophy shop.
     
  10. bodia

    bodia Authorities said.....best leave it.....unsolved

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    Sorry to hear about your loss. I feel for you.
     
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  11. Bill SAS 513

    Bill SAS 513 Just another old guy in a T-shirt

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    Wow, Great idea, and good way to remember another part of the family...Sorry for your loss.
    Good luck.
     
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  12. RallyFanatic

    RallyFanatic Perpetual musical mid-life crisis

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    Thanks everyone - some great ideas recommended that I hadn’t thought of. I think once the world hopefully normalizes a bit from coronavirus, I may see if I can order a 2nd truss rod cover and start exploring options.
     
  13. Ryan Murphy

    Ryan Murphy Stares at bright lights

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    Thanks you sir for asking the question cuz you have givin me ideas as well! :D
     
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  14. jxe

    jxe babe en der wood

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    a little dog silhouette in the style of the birds.
     
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  15. Silver Sky Surfer

    Silver Sky Surfer Have you seen my baseball?

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    The SS truss cover is metal, not plastic.
     
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  16. elvis

    elvis Hamfisted String Banger

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    Did not know that.
     
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  17. Lacire

    Lacire New Member

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    As alantig said “find a local trophy shop“. Over the years I’ve had at least 3 truss rod covers custom engraved at our local shop. And having a second cover is a good idea. They were a little skittish at first as they didn’t want to mess it up. I told them they could practice on the back to center the engraving and check for the depth of the cut. I was really happy with the ones they did for me.
     
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