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Original Filesize 265.7 KB Original Dimensions 1600 x 1174
Date Posted 01-18-2015 06:46 PM Number Of Views 1207
Title IAP Collection Pen #23
Description Champlevé / Guilloché with Modern Materials by Ed McDonnell
Date Added to Collection January 17, 2015
Maker Ed McDonnell
Materials Brass C360 rod. Polyester resin with various dyes.
Components Glacia Gold
Tools / Machinery Used Powermatic 3520b wood lathe.
MicroLux 7 x 16 metal lathe
Taig CNC MicroMill
Custom vacuum chamber.
Various HSS gouges and cutters.
Various buffing wheels and compounds.
Custom jigs / fixtures.
Process Cut rod to length and drill.
Turn blank to finished dimensions.
Carve the cells (champlevé) and engrave the cell bottoms (guilloché).
Cold enamel the blank with colored resin.
Buff, Apply clear coat, Turn to final size
Maker's Comments This pen offers visual stimulation on multiple levels. The contrast of the ruby cold enamel with the golden brass carved barrel and gold plated components is pleasing in a not overly complicated design. Upon closer examination the Guilloché in the bottom of the cells becomes visible through the Ruby.

The brass used in this pen does have a small lead content. The brass is completely encapsulated in clear resin and will not be in direct contact with the skin. The resin clear coat should also allow the brass to keep its untarnished golden look that nicely complements the gold plated fittings for many years to come.

The pen has some heft to it, but the smaller size of the pen will make it well balanced for writing in most hands. The pen is 4.75” (12cm) long and weighs 1.7oz (48g)

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