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Old 03-20-2017, 07:40 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Manu Propria Pens - Aka-Tame-Momiji

Over the weekend I finished a pair of "Miyabi Shibui" type pens with "Tame-Momiji-Nuri".
The parts turned from ebonite and coated with urushi lacquer.
Small maple leafs are painted with thick urushi lacquer and pressed on a red lacquer ground, them still wet, the "stamps" are sprinkled with gold powder. After hardening, 10 layers of transparent urushi is applied, then the surface is slightly ground and polished to bring out the maple leaf pattern. Again 10 layers of transparent urushi is applied and ground flat and polished
Capped: 150 mm, Barrel 115 x 14 mm, Cap 70 x 17 mm.

Have a great week,

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Stunning! Beautiful! PEN ART!
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I totally agree with Hank! Stunning!
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"Stunning" is Definitely the Word, Martin.
Your Technique's and Patience is Superb,
As is the Shape, Proportions, with the Craftsmanship you Apply, to Produce such Superb Work of Art, and Creating such a Glorious Deep Finish.
Turn that special piece of Timber you have been keeping.
Enjoy it for its true beauty.
Why leave it for others to enjoy without you?

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WOW. Incredible.
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Absolutely beautiful. I love seeing these Martin.

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