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Old 03-31-2018, 11:53 PM   #1 (permalink)
 
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Smile Revised: Mokume Gane and Copper Duo Kitless Fountain Pen

This was a rough first try at combining solid copper with triple twist Mokume Gane. Barrel and section were both from solid copper rod. Mokume and copper were finished together with patina. Copper in the mokume matched that of the copper bar fairly closely. Added a piece of mokume as an accent at the the bottom of barrel. A copper clip without patina was fastened with a 2.5 mm stainless screw tapped and threaded in the Mokume. Thanks for looking. Doc

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I absolutely love it! And as much as the Mokume Gane cost, not a bad way to use it more sparingly. Have you considered copper plating your screw head. You just need some copper sulfate solution and a battery.

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You looking for another prize, Doc ? ....... you got it !! . Lovely concept and work !!!

Can you cite a "grade spec" for the copper ... especially in the clip ? . I want to try a copper clip myself ... thanks for inspiration.

Also, what are the threads ... cap to body and body to section ... please. They kinda look like singles but what diam/TPI ?
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I absolutely love it! And as much as the Mokume Gane cost, not a bad way to use it more sparingly. Have you considered copper plating your screw head. You just need some copper sulfate solution and a battery.
Danny, do you have any thoughts on how durable such an electro-plated copper coating would be ?

Also, do you know if there is any homebrew method of chrome plating ?

Or any other metallic plating ?
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Gorgeous pen as usual Doc. Mal one could just use a brass screw and be a little closer without the plating. The rub would be finding a nice one.
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Closer in color ? . copper and brass are not that close ... oh yea, but closer than the steel that Doc used

But that is precisely why Danny suggested copper plating the steel screw ... to get close in color
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Old 04-01-2018, 04:18 AM   #7 (permalink)
 
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Stunning Pen Doc.
Brilliant Idea to use Copper Bar for the Body.
As Copper isn't the most easiest metal to machine, did you have any problems?
The Mokume Gane for the Cap, was Outstanding, as are the Finial Cap, and the Body Plug.
I love the Copper Mokume Gane, Spectacular.
Did you take the weight of the Completed Pen?
Superb Craftsmanship, my Friend.
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Really stunning! Let me ask - do you anticipate the clip "spinning" with only one screw?
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Very classy!
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Absolutely beautiful work!
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