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Old 06-17-2017, 10:43 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default WoodInkie #1; scored and inked wood veneer pencil

I had a minor light bulb moment as I watched the recent Warriors-Cavaliers NBA playoffs with my family - the focus was vibrant scoring runs - hmmmmm...

The question and idea: If I score some wood veneer, will the cuts stop the flow of alcohol ink and permit reasonably clear color demarcation?
(yes, pretty well)

Here's my first little try - WoodInkie #1; Sierra Click Pencil for a musician/composer friend who writes out and marks up music the old fashioned way (without a computer):

Cut out a piece of 1/32" wood veneer.
Score a series of parallel cuts with a fine blade, about 1/2 way through the veneer - these will permit rolling the veneer around a brass tube without cracking.
Then score some curved lines for visual interest (curvy Mondrian style composition)
Brush or mark on the colors with alcohol ink pens, and it's fun to watch the color stop in the trough of score lines. I had a little color bleeding across the shallower scores - but not fatal - minor fouls.
Run the colored veneer through a Xyron to apply permanent adhesive to the back side.
Clean the pen tube well with acetone.
Roll the veneer onto the pen tube and trim carefully.
Brush on a coat of Judikins Diamond Glaze Dimensional Adhesive to seal it - let dry for 3 days.
Hand rub with a few coats of thin CA - best done by protecting your finger with a poly pen parts bag.
I did not sand this one - but will probably do so on subsequent WoodInkies:

My ever-outspoken wife deemed it an "interesting scoring run".

Happy Saturday to all - Bob

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Old 06-17-2017, 10:56 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Very nice pen and techniques used. Thanks for sharing!
Seth, a 17-year-old learning from the experts.


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Old 06-17-2017, 12:08 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Bob, you don't just think outside the box, you don't think that there is supposed to be a box. Love it!

Non Impedite Raditioni Cogitationis.
(Unencumbered by the thought process.)
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Old 06-17-2017, 12:27 PM   #4 (permalink)
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You just made me rethink a few things, and do a google search for something. That is a good thing.

I appreciate your willingness to show and describe what you are doing on a project.
I shall pass through this world but once. Any good therefore that I can do or any kindness that I can show to any human being, let me do it now. Let me not defer or neglect it, for I shall not pass this way again.
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Old 06-17-2017, 12:46 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Beautiful work Bob! I enjoy your postings and showing/explaining the process for your masterpiece pens.
The stained glass illusion is great!

Have you thought of using a pyrography pen (skew) to mark your lines. The burnishing effect of the burnt lines should work very well in stopping bleeding of colors.
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Old 06-17-2017, 01:02 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Bob, you always amaze with your creativity !!!!

Actually, I have tried a similar idea using scored veneer and alcohol-based ink markers, but was unsure of how CA would affect it so did not complete the exercise. . I now realize it will probably be OK to go ahead and CA it, so I might post when I am done.

Thanks for your encouragement to discard the constraints of "the box" !!!!!

Kids rule the world !!! .... eventually if not already !

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Old 06-17-2017, 05:17 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Many thanks to Seth, Chris, Phil, Charlie W, and Mal for kind comments!

Charlie W - Great idea about inks and pyrography lines - I'll try it ASAP!

Still no box in sight.

Thanks again - Bob
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Great work. Thanks for sharing.
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Old 06-17-2017, 06:46 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Another Incredible Trip for a Drink from "Bob's Ingenuity Well".

Bob you have an Unique Mind.
And When a Free Mind Soars High Like an Eagle on the Wind, it is Not Inhibited nor Constrained by Fences or Boxes.

The Broad Reaching Effect of your Post is like Looking at an Apartment Block, just after Sunset. You can see the Lights inside the Apartments, One by One become Illuminated from the Triggering of your Post.

Thank you for the Fantastic Concept and Process for your "WoodInkie".
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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It's a good thing for us that the playoff game wasn't very interesting. Nicely done.
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