Transparent acrylic form study

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jalbert

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I like to make pared down pens every now and then just to focus on form and design aspects. Here is one I made from transparent acrylic, with silver trim. It’s based on a 13mm diameter cap thread, and is about 5.25” long. It uses a jowo 6 nib. C6A676C8-69B9-4F2E-BE55-E24276B3A7DB.jpeg7B9DA885-B57C-4817-BABB-0EFF37BCC81D.jpeg
 
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mark james

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True artists study and refine their skills with time spent like this. Notwithstanding, A beautiful product! Well done and time well spent.
 

TDahl

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Very nice John. Any tips on you achieved such a clear polish on the interior of the barrel and cap?
 

Psychmike22

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Fantastic. The interior sanding looks flawless. I like demonstrators but i have never been able to get the drilling and interior sanding right. Would you care to describe your process?
 

jalbert

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Fantastic. The interior sanding looks flawless. I like demonstrators but i have never been able to get the drilling and interior sanding right. Would you care to describe your process?
Drill SLOWLY with plenty of lubricant and sharp bits.
sand the interior from 320 to 1000, then through all the Zona papers
Polish using the magic juice compounds.
Then possibly repeat a couple more times, because you’ll undoubtedly find some scratches you missed.
 
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