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Old 01-02-2017, 12:08 PM   #11 (permalink)
 
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Bob, you ARE a wonder. Nuff said.
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Bob, the larger pens really showcase the beauty of your work. Well done!!
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A Wonderful kaleidoscopic Presentation of Pure Art, Bob.
Your Knowledge,Skill, with Variety of Products, Materials and Concepts, never ceases to Amaze me.
As does the Variety of Mediums you Demonstrate, Utilize, and Conquer.
Coupled with the Immense Scope of Activities you Undertake, and Master, apart and Outside from your Professional Life.
I take my Hat Off to you Sir, you are One Very Special Person.
Thank you for Sharing some of your Skills and Talents over 2016.
I sit in Awe of Your 2017.
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Love the splashes of color and the larger canvas shows it off so well.
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Really great looking group of pens, Bob...
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Humble thanks Mal, Tony, Luke, Chad, Brian G, John, Brian H, Ken, and JP!

Tony - thanks again for steering me towards Virage fountain pens.

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Very nice set of pens. Thank you for the insight into how each was created.
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Thanks for showing these Bob, they are awesome. I'm still a bit new to understand the descriptions on some of these but it doesn't make any difference to the pens, they are great.
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Thanks Tim and Ian!

Ian - here's a little more (visual) explanation of the working method for (pastel) pen #5:
The acetone-cleaned brass tubes are coated with golden brand acrylic pastel ground, which has enough "tooth" to take pastels nicely - dried x 24+ hours.
Sennelier brand iridescent pastels are painted on as the tube rotates 20rpm on a Penn State Ind. Slow Speed Blank Drying System (or could use a corded or battery powered rotisserie motor).
Tubes are then spray fixed with Blair brand very low odor fixative, dried x 24+ hours.
Next the tubes are cast in a Fred Wissen tube-in silicone mold, using Douglass and Sturgess brand clear casting resin (pressure pot, 50psi).
The castings are unmolded, end milled, then turned on a Nova Comet II Midi Lathe (4,000rpm) with carbide cutters.
Dry sanded (500rpm) 400, then 600 grit.
Wet sanded (500rpm) 1500, 1800, then 2400 grit,
Polished (500rpm) with Novus 3, then Novus 2, then HUT Ultra Gloss Plastic Polish, then Novus 1 (one among many ways to finish pens)
Finally assembled with Virage fountain pen parts:

Hope this helps.

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Looks great on the front page, Bob

I think I speak for all of us when I say that we very much appreciate you sharing the details of your techniques with us. You produce some gorgeous work!
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