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Old 12-25-2017, 05:02 AM   #1 (permalink)
 
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I used blue ebonite (with slight black grain lines) for the barrel and cap of this pen. The trim is done with black ebonite, and the white rings were credit cards in their last lives. (It was actually my secretary’s AARP card, though I am certain that she is far too young for membership.) The inlaid pearl end dots were ones I made years ago from shell I rendered down, no doubt taking years off my life in the process. This pen features a black Bock #5 nib and a black Bock section. I had been anxious to try one of the sections – it was a fun alternative to my usual ebonite section design. Comments and criticisms (except for my photography) are welcomed.
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Very classy, I really like this one
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Beautiful work.
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Very nice !
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The buyer has a collectable there.
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VERY nice! Love that smooth low sheen and black nib .
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Thanks for the nice words, guys. I have discovered that if I don't polish the ebonite (I wet sand with acrylic finishing pads, but no final polishing compound), it gives a smooth but low-luster finish...half way between satin (with texture) and gloss. It just feels good in the hand and rapidly becoming my finish of choice for pens I'll be using myself. Thanks again - this was a really fun one to make.
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Magnificent Pen Gregory,
Beautiful Blanks, Profile and Proportions
Excellent Machining, Fit and Finish.
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Magnificent Pen Gregory,
Beautiful Blanks, Profile and Proportions
Excellent Machining, Fit and Finish.
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Thanks, Brian. I had you in mind when I was working on this one. My last bespoke pen was red ebonite with black trimmings and you noted that some sort of separation in color would be an improvement as the red was so dark. Keeping your advice in mind, I added the accent white rings to this one just to "break things up a bit," and your keen eye was right again! Thanks for the nice critique and the earlier advice.
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Magnificent Pen Gregory,
Beautiful Blanks, Profile and Proportions
Excellent Machining, Fit and Finish.
Congratulations,
Brian.
Thanks, Brian. I had you in mind when I was working on this one. My last bespoke pen was red ebonite with black trimmings and you noted that some sort of separation in color would be an improvement as the red was so dark. Keeping your advice in mind, I added the accent white rings to this one just to "break things up a bit," and your keen eye was right again! Thanks for the nice critique and the earlier advice.
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Absolutely beautiful pen Greg! I love the shape and accents!

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