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Old 08-29-2017, 05:25 AM   #1 (permalink)
 
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So... I'm always looking for unusual patterns that can be integrated into a segmented or inlaid pen design. I found a new source for pictures and inspiration ... the New York Public Library. All of these blank were designed from the pages of a German book about ornaments that was published in 1842 and is part of the NYPL Digital collections. The title of the book is Arabische und Alt-Italienische Bau-Verzierungen and the author was Friedrich M Hessemer There are 122 pages of old designs in the book. I will be trying more of them, but the blank in the first photo was the easiest one to implement. The second photo uses the same design as the first except it has been rotated 90 degrees on the tube. The third is a radial symmetry pattern. All 3 blanks were designed to fit Sierra hardware and the woods are maple, walnut and cherry. They were all cut using an Epilog Helix Laser engraver with a custom made rotary device that I built for pen blank making.
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Very impressive.
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Stunning artistry Ken! I love each. I have been using the one I have for the past three weeks and have gotten lots of compliments.

Thank you for sharing - keep em coming, these are beautiful.

I prefer the first, as there is an appealing symmetry with the Maple ends - to me it looks cleaner - Just an opinion.
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Outstanding work!
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Fabulous work!
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Wow Ken. Mind blown!!!
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Beautiful designs and segmenting. How much time involved to make one blank ?
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Nice, I love the idea of "old is new again", and 1842 is pretty neat!
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Make more like that and you could pay for the engraver by selling the blanks....
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