Skeletonized Duofold Homage

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jalbert

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I’ve always liked the silhouette of the vintage Parker Duofold. It’s kinda quirky, yet distinctive, a true classic, and I enjoy using it as a basis for some fun modern interpretations. This is a homage I did with double skeletonized overlays made from silver, over a transparent blue acrylic barrel and cap. I made the finials and section from black acrylic. The cap has double start 1/2” threads . OAL is about 5.25”. It uses a jowo 6 nib.
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magpens

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Superb design and workmanship, John !!!

How did you do the "micro-ribbing" on the two finials ?
 

jalbert

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Beautiful pen John. Did you use a milling machine to cut the slots or is it skilful use of drill and files?

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A little bit of both. I initially cast them from wax, and then got lazy and stuck the castings on the mill to clean up. I still had to do a considerable amount of filing and sanding between the cutouts
 
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