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#1 ptatohed

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Posted 02 February 2012 - 10:00 AM

Call me crazy but I just had to do it! Along with my cert are my three passing pencils (Survey Oct '10, 8-Hr Apr '11, Seismic Oct '11). Total cost in supplies = $28.XX after tax (thanks to a 40% off sale at Michael's) (not counting the $275 pencils of course). Time spent creatively figuring out how to fit 3D objects in a 2D frame = 4 hours. Gratification level = Significantly high. :D




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#2 Capt Worley PE

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Posted 02 February 2012 - 12:36 PM

I framed my calculator, too.

I do like the pencils labeled for each test! Looks really good.
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Posted 02 February 2012 - 01:38 PM

Looks great!

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Posted 02 February 2012 - 02:41 PM

Very cool, nice work.

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Posted 02 February 2012 - 11:51 PM

That is an excellent display! I will get my certificate this Sunday at a formal ceremony by the OK board. I am pround to have passed the FE and PE the same year but did not know exactly how I should display this. I plan to mount my 2011 FE and PE pencils the same way. Thanks for the idea!

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Posted 03 February 2012 - 01:15 AM

I like it!

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Posted 03 February 2012 - 04:35 PM

Looks great! I love the pencils from each exam you passed.

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Posted 04 February 2012 - 02:26 AM

Looks awesome ptatohed!

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Posted 06 February 2012 - 09:06 PM

Nice!

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Posted 06 February 2012 - 09:59 PM

Awesome!

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Posted 07 February 2012 - 01:12 AM

wow. It looks great however I am speechless. Congrats...

#12 addi

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Posted 07 February 2012 - 07:57 PM

Nice! And gratz!

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Posted 08 February 2012 - 06:05 PM

looks great.

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Posted 22 February 2012 - 12:30 AM

I framed my calculator, too.

I do like the pencils labeled for each test! Looks really good.


Thanks for the kind words everyone, I appreciate it. :)

Capt, I remember seeing yours. It's been a while but I remember it looking really nice. Can you post a pic again?

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Posted 22 February 2012 - 09:09 PM

I believe you are referring to the Worley Exhibit



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Posted 21 March 2012 - 01:27 PM

Looks great!

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Posted 21 March 2012 - 07:10 PM

At some point in time we will move both these pics to the hall of fame thread!

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Posted 22 March 2012 - 11:56 AM

I believe you are referring to the Worley Exhibit


Thanks for finding that. I'd lost the pic for one reason or another.

At some point in time we will move both these pics to the hall of fame thread!


Thanks!

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Posted 12 April 2012 - 11:18 AM

Someone should post that on pinterest!

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Posted 13 April 2012 - 01:45 AM

Ptatohed - love how you framed your certificate & momentos.

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Posted 16 April 2012 - 08:14 PM

I put my pencils and calculator in a Ziplock this weekend so that when I get my letter saying that I passed I will have them available for framing.

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Posted 17 April 2012 - 02:31 PM

at first i thought it was going to be lame.... but dang that looks cool. I didnt know you have different color pencils for each test. congrats

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Posted 19 April 2012 - 07:44 PM

at first i thought it was going to be lame.... but dang that looks cool. I didnt know you have different color pencils for each test. congrats



You wouldn't necessarily receive a different colored pencil for each exam within the same administration. But if you read my Post #1 and zoom in to the dates on the pencils, you'll see the pencils are from three different administrations.

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Posted 06 June 2012 - 05:35 PM

Call me crazy but I just had to do it! Along with my cert are my three passing pencils (Survey Oct '10, 8-Hr Apr '11, Seismic Oct '11). Total cost in supplies = $28.XX after tax (thanks to a 40% off sale at Michael's) (not counting the $275 pencils of course). Time spent creatively figuring out how to fit 3D objects in a 2D frame = 4 hours. Gratification level = Significantly high. :D




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Very nice Display!!! I might have to copy this, although my first and last pencils were my "passing" pencils. :)

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Posted 13 May 2013 - 11:38 PM

Cool thread. I look forward to the day I can do something like this....



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Posted 14 May 2013 - 12:14 PM

Congratulations, I will do the same!



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Posted 14 May 2013 - 02:06 PM

Wouldn't it make more sense to write what your PM breadth section was instead of 8 hour, next to NCEES?

 

But yeah this is enginerdness to the max - AWESOME and congrats!



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Posted 16 May 2013 - 06:46 PM

Nice job! How did you mount the pencils?



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Posted 21 October 2013 - 09:27 PM

Thats VERY cool! So can you share...how did you make it work? 3D pencils in 2D frame?

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Posted 31 October 2013 - 08:45 PM

I also took the pencil with me after taking the Exam.  I either have a very expensive mehcanical pencil now or I passed the exam.  Seemed a win-win!



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Posted 06 November 2013 - 09:29 AM

Here is what I did with one of mine!  This way I think of NCEES and the PE every morning!   :fart:

 

 

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Posted 06 November 2013 - 02:51 PM

Fudgey 2.0?



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Posted 07 November 2013 - 12:56 AM

How did you attach the pencils? Was it glue or tape? How has it held up. IF I get a certificate, I'm hoping to do something similar.



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Posted 11 December 2013 - 05:38 PM

ptatohed, I assume that you placed pencils outside, but did you use super glue on the glass? I want to do something like that... it looks great!



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Posted 12 December 2013 - 02:39 PM

Definitely planning to do this if/when I pass the SE.  Frame PE and SE certs with their pencils :)



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Posted 12 December 2013 - 02:56 PM

Anyone has October 2013 pencils ?

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Posted 12 December 2013 - 05:01 PM

Anyone has October 2013 pencils ?

 

It's red.

 

October 2012 - Green

April 2013 - Blue

October 2013 - Red



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Posted 12 December 2013 - 05:05 PM

^it varied by location actually.  people were listing different colors

 

at least they have dates on them now.  When I took it they didn't.  I still have mine from FE and PE they are my fav pencil m I just refill them.  


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Posted 12 December 2013 - 06:01 PM


Anyone has October 2013 pencils ?

 
It's red.
 
October 2012 - Green
April 2013 - Blue
October 2013 - Red

I am looking for pencil from October 2013 to frame with my PE license. Anyone want to sell or make a donation?

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Posted 12 December 2013 - 06:05 PM

They collected the pencils in RI after the Oct. 2013 FE exam.



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Posted 12 December 2013 - 07:23 PM

They collected the pencils in RI after the Oct. 2013 FE exam.

They tried that in WI as well.  It would have been a cold day in h#ll had they tried taking my pencil.  As soon as they collected the exam booklets, the pencil went right in my backpack.  Then I was out of there.


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Posted 12 December 2013 - 07:33 PM

Knight1fox3 very nice. I should have done that too
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Posted 06 March 2014 - 09:32 PM

Sorry for the delayed responses.

 

 

How did you attach the pencils? Was it glue or tape? How has it held up. IF I get a certificate, I'm hoping to do something similar.

 

I used clear silicone glue (from a caulking gun actually).  Two "dots" each pencil at the contact points (one at the bulgy part of the rubber grip and one at the top of the pencil near the top of the clip).  It's going on two years and it has held up just fine. 

 

 

 

ptatohed, I assume that you placed pencils outside, but did you use super glue on the glass? I want to do something like that... it looks great!

 

It's hard to see the glass in the pictures but I assure you the pencils are behind the glass (and not touching the glass - there is about 1mm of air space).  This is why I said "fitting 3D objects in a 2D frame".  ;)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Anyone has October 2013 pencils ?

 
It's red.
 
October 2012 - Green
April 2013 - Blue
October 2013 - Red

I am looking for pencil from October 2013 to frame with my PE license. Anyone want to sell or make a donation?

 

 

Any luck chiko?

 

 

 

 

Thats VERY cool! So can you share...how did you make it work? 3D pencils in 2D frame?

 

It's hard to put in words.  If you remind me, I'll try to take some pics of the back side.  Imagine a regular picture frame, back side.  You have a cardboard backing that sits inside, right?  Maybe half-way into the frame?  And you have little tabs that swivel to lock the backing in place and keep the picture up against the glass?  Well, I moved my backing to the very back of the frame.  I put skinny foam around the inside perimeter of the frame to push the glass forward and the backing back.  I then used screws with washers to lock the backing in place.  Sorry, hard to explain.

 

 

 

Nice job! How did you mount the pencils?

 

Clear silicone glue.  See above.  :)

 

 

 

 

Wouldn't it make more sense to write what your PM breadth section was instead of 8 hour, next to NCEES?

 

But yeah this is enginerdness to the max - AWESOME and congrats!

 

I'm not sure that it "would make more sense"!  That sounds like a preference to me.  So, while it might be your preference, it was not mine and, thus, I do not agree that it "would make more sense".  :P  The Civil NCEES 8-hour is the NCEES 8-hour, it doesn't matter which depth module you take.  I took three Civil PE exams (CA Seismic, CA Survey, and NCEES 8-hr) and thus labeled each pencil by the name of the exam.   

 

 

 

 

Thanks everyone for the kind comments.  :)


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Posted 09 March 2014 - 02:59 PM

Call me crazy but I just had to do it! Along with my cert are my three passing pencils (Survey Oct '10, 8-Hr Apr '11, Seismic Oct '11). Total cost in supplies = $28.XX after tax (thanks to a 40% off sale at Michael's) (not counting the $275 pencils of course). Time spent creatively figuring out how to fit 3D objects in a 2D frame = 4 hours. Gratification level = Significantly high. http://engineerboard...IR#/biggrin.png




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I took it 3 times in total, finally passing the third time. I saved the pencils from the first and final time, but threw away the second out of disgust. I also kept the ncees form from the day of the 3rd exam. I'm contemplating doing the same with the pencil and form from the successful time.

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Posted 15 May 2014 - 12:29 PM

I took my certificate and pencil over to the frame shop over the weekend. The guy made a comment that they have done lots of documents signed by governors, legislatures, etc. Where they want an expensive pen framed with the document, but he has never done a mechanical pencil. I will post pictures when it's complete.


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Posted 15 May 2014 - 12:44 PM

clearly the guy doesn't understand the amount of blood, sweat, tears, time, and coffee, that went into earning that certificate and pencil.



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Posted 15 May 2014 - 02:11 PM

nice! this looks better than i expected when i read the thread title.



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Posted 22 May 2014 - 08:49 PM

very nice. I'm reluctant to comment in this until I passed the exam. I will definately copied this.

 

funny thing, I still have bs degree still in the same envelope it came on the mail...



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Posted 22 May 2014 - 09:13 PM

I'm so doing this as well! :D



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Posted 24 May 2014 - 01:58 AM

Anyone else frame their license and pencil? Let's get some more pics up here. I can imagine calculator framing gets tricky.






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