Vintage cracked ice

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jalbert

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I got a couple pieces of some lovely cracked ice cellulose acetate in a recent sale on here, so I decided to use a bit of it. This is a rather simple fountain pen, with cracked Ice material on the barrel, and the remainder of the pen made from black acrylic. I made the clip from Damascus steel, because I thought the pattern mimicked the cracked ice nicely. It's about 5.25" long, capped, with 13mm cap threads. The nib is a jowo 6.
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Very lovely, John !!! . . Thanks for showing !!

If you don't mind, please tell me the actual diameter ( max. ) of the cellulose acetate barrel .... before and after turning to final size.

I just want to determine if I can do something similar with a piece that I have, utilizing the tap and die that I have.
 

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Very lovely, John !!! . . Thanks for showing !!

If you don't mind, please tell me the actual diameter of the cellulose acetate barrel .... before and after turning to final size.

I just want to determine if I can do something similar with a piece that I have, utilizing the tap and die that I have.
I dunno, something like 14.2mm before, 14mm in the middle after turning
 

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...Yea, that was what I was thinking when I saw the pictures.......... Just a simple fountain pen o_O !

While I do realize your intent - in consideration of your typical journeys, this is still beautiful artistry. I really appreciate the Damascus Clip; nice touch. (I like segmenting, but at times just a beautiful piece of wood can be stunning).

Thanks for sharing.
 

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...Yea, that was what I was thinking when I saw the pictures.......... Just a simple fountain pen o_O !

While I do realize your intent - in consideration of your typical journeys, this is still beautiful artistry. I really appreciate the Damascus Clip; nice touch. (I like segmenting, but at times just a beautiful piece of wood can be stunning).

Thanks for sharing.
Thanks for the kind words, Mark.
 

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Another nice pen John. I don't recall seeing that material before. Your vision was spot on with the Damascus clip, and finial.
Thanks Chuck. It's definitely some of the rarer stuff I've got in my collection. I had a small piece, but was super lucky that Keith offered some up for sale recently.
 

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One of my favorites that you have made recently, maybe because it's a bit different.
How did you flatten the piece on the finial? Heat?
 
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