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G R A P H I C S - P R O. C O M O C T O B E R 2 0 2 2 • G R A P H I C S P R O 4 7 employ wooden boards and/or boxes to either house the game and/or play it on the wooden item: chess, backgammon and go come to mind. GUN STOCK Decorating guns is an age-old craft and can refer to metal parts as well as wooden parts. Many rifles and shotguns have wooden stocks and can be enhanced and personalized for the owner. ere are craftsmen and companies who specialize in these products. CANES AND BATS is category is self-explanatory, and I do not have much to say about them. Walking canes have been decorated since their existence and bats of all sporting types have traditionally been enhanced with logos, names, and wording. OTHER COMMON PRODUCTS Now, there are some products you may already be familiar with in the glass, acrylic or stone categories, but just in case you have not considered them, these items can also be made from wood: Coasters, clocks, watches, key fobs and bag tags, desk accessories, name plates, plaques, ornaments, signs, bookends, picture frames and probably a few others that I have forgotten. Manufacturers of these products are easy to find and many of them may be local or at least within the U.S., thus avoiding the supply chain problems that many glass and metal items have. GP With over 40 years in the glass business, Ruth Dobbins offers experience in all glass-etching techniques as well as in fused and cast glass. Ruth holds a master's degree in art and has been a partner in an art glass wholesale supply and studio company in Europe, which also placed great emphasis on a training program, before joining forces with Norm. You can reach Ruth by email at ruth@, or by phone at 505-473-9203. A Word on Sustainable Wood Products for Engraving (Image courtesy Epilog) (Image courtesy Epilog) (Image courtesy Bob Hagel)

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