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Old 11-05-2017, 11:12 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Leather-clad, Tooled/Pyrographed Virage FP

I got a nice 2-3oz. Italian veg-tanned leather hide from Tandy leather, and had a bit left over after completing another project - then came the micro-light bulb moment - why not?...:

Leather rectangles cut with tiny-toothed pinking shears.
Rectangles spray-moistened to enhance flexibility/surface work-ability.
Rectangles adhered to brass tubes with Barge cement - pinked edges carefully abutted - seam accentuated with pyrographed faux "stitches".
Leather-clad tubes tooled to add textural interest, then leather-dyed using a fine-tipped airbrush.
Pyrographed with a Razertip pen (skew tip).
Sealed with satin finish Eco-flo sealer.

I posted it here in the the Other Things forum because it's not a turned pen.
BUT I can see leather inlays on a turned pen - some nice possibilities ahead.

Happy Sunday to all - Bob

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Old 11-05-2017, 11:39 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Thanks for posting, Bob. I made custom leather pieces from 8th grade through 4 years in the Marine Corps and still have leather and my tools. Opens up some possibilities I was wondering about. Like the idea of the faux stitching to help with seam. Again, you continue to inspire us.

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Old 11-05-2017, 12:48 PM   #3 (permalink)
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As Mike said, your thread bursts with inspirational ideas, Bob. . Thank you for showing us !

I have often thought of putting leather on pens.

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Old 11-05-2017, 09:02 PM   #5 (permalink)
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You're an incredibly talented and creative artist masquerading as a penturner.
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Old 11-06-2017, 08:09 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Thanks, Jay!!

Warm regards, and keep up your fine work!

Gratefully, Bob
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