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#1 drgoretex

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Posted 12 February 2012 - 01:54

Hello all.

Here for your viewing pleasure is a work which I have little doubt will profoundly affect all those who gaze upon it. :sick:

This lovely piece was inspired by, and made in the tradition of some of the great masters in the world of art - such as Pablo Picasso, Salvador Dali, and Wilbur Bugwinkel. It is designed to inspire awe and fascination as all who look upon it lapse into stunned silence. It may also trigger violent headaches, hysteria, and barely controlled nausea.

Like the beautiful birds of paradise, this colourful piece commands attention. Impossible to ignore, it demands to be seen. Unfortunately, now that you have seen it, you suddenly realize that you can never 'unsee' what you have so foolishly just seen. No, not even if you try to claw out your own eyes in desperation.

All great works deserve a title. In that tradition, I have named this one 'Emesis', in honour of its effect on those so unfortunate as to gaze upon it.

And now, without further ado (hide the children!):


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:ltcapd: :ltcapd: :ltcapd:
:roflmho: :roflmho: :roflmho:

OK, I was bored and had a bunch of cutoff ends sitting on my workbench. :rolleyes:

Thanks for looking, and my apologies for any lingering symptoms....

Ken

#2 Indy_Pen_Dance

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Posted 12 February 2012 - 01:56

ROFLMBO. I love your write up. It reminds me a bit of the "Island of the Misfit Toys!"

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Posted 12 February 2012 - 02:15

Love the writeup and strangely I find the pen kind of interesting/cool.
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Posted 12 February 2012 - 02:28

I think it's cool looking colorful pen. Why throw the scraps away when can make something from them. :thumbup:

Edited by boxerman, 12 February 2012 - 02:29.

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Posted 12 February 2012 - 03:20

I always step in turn with that "other drummer:... Bruford. I like it!

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Posted 12 February 2012 - 04:07

Uh, well.....
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Need any material up there, Ken? Can I send you something?
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Posted 12 February 2012 - 05:14

Now that pen would cheer anyone up. I think it would be great for those late night letter writing sessions. It could also be a great pen to give to a teenager...all their friends would want one!

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Posted 12 February 2012 - 05:40

AWESOME!!

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Posted 12 February 2012 - 06:44

Done in the great tradition of end-of-the-day pens of yore but with a modern twist. It's a beauty! :bunny01:
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Posted 12 February 2012 - 07:42

Very nice!
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Posted 12 February 2012 - 11:04

It's a nice material sampler ;-)

As a side note: would you mind sharing where you bought that 'pen pillow'?

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Posted 12 February 2012 - 13:40

the pen pillow - pen rest? - looks like a chopstick rest from a Chinese restaurant.

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Posted 12 February 2012 - 19:08

I love it!
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Posted 12 February 2012 - 19:14

My four year old daughter thinks it's awesome! :)

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Posted 12 February 2012 - 20:11

think this is developing a following..
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Posted 12 February 2012 - 21:33

Yes, yes, Strang. That's right! "End of the day" pen. Glass blowers do that too. My son has some end of the day marbles.
I kind of dig the pen. Very green, amoung other things.

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Posted 12 February 2012 - 23:23

Yes, yes, Strang. That's right! "End of the day" pen. Glass blowers do that too. My son has some end of the day marbles.
I kind of dig the pen. Very green, amoung other things.



NOD. End of the day is pretty much on target. Candle makers have done this. I have seen many pen blank makers do this as well - pour left over material into a "container" whether it be a pen blank container, block for wine bottle stopper or larger form doesn't matter and then when it is full make something - and I have seen some rather pretty objects formed from these "end of day" materials. Like the pen above, most of them are unique and you won't ever see another exactly like any particular one of them.

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Posted 13 February 2012 - 00:08

Heh....'End of the Day' pen sounds a whole lot more appealing than 'Emesis' :rolleyes:

I did up this pen as a bit of a gag, obviously, but if I decide to part ways with it, I suspect a name change and a more positive spin on it are in order :D

Thanks for the comments, much appreciated.

Ken

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Posted 13 February 2012 - 01:53

Heh....'End of the Day' pen sounds a whole lot more appealing than 'Emesis' :rolleyes:

I did up this pen as a bit of a gag, obviously, but if I decide to part ways with it, I suspect a name change and a more positive spin on it are in order :D

Thanks for the comments, much appreciated.

Ken


If you decide to part ways with it, let me know. I don't know how many times today I've opened this thread for another look. I REALLY like it!
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Posted 13 February 2012 - 06:00

I am going to sue you for infliction of irreparable harm. My lawyer will be in touch. He who laughs last, etc.
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Posted 14 February 2012 - 03:10

For interest's sake, I made up a new front section for this monstrosity, in yet another material, and fitted it with its own nib unit and clip (had borrowed them from another of my pens for the first photo shoot.

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Now, isn't that just SO much more tasteful? :roflmho:

Cheers,

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Posted 14 February 2012 - 03:16

Good grief.

As they say: "What has been seen cannot be unseen."

(No matter how much we'd like...)

Besides all the "eye bleach" jokes and whatnot, I applaud your embrace of bold, nay, WILD color, and use of normally cast-off materials. Life is short, have fun.

The only thing more shocking to me in this thread besides the initial sight of the pen was seeing pen2paper - with the Victorian AV, no less - referencing Bill Bruford!

I always step in turn with that "other drummer:... Bruford. I like it!


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Posted 14 February 2012 - 03:17

Put it in the classifieds. I dare you.

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Posted 14 February 2012 - 03:24

This is the PERFECT pen for those that love to experiment with colors but feel they need to match the ink to the pen.
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Posted 14 February 2012 - 05:05

LOVE that section. It fits the rest of it perfectly :bunny01:

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Posted 14 February 2012 - 06:20

I like it!

Neat stuff always seems to float up out of the scrap bins...

Put it in the classifieds, I like the silver clip too btw...

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Posted 14 February 2012 - 06:23

Heh heh...It'll be in the classifieds tomorrow. But we'll see if anyone has the guts to take this baby on.... :yikes:

Having fun with this!

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Posted 14 February 2012 - 14:03

I believe Omas had an anniversary pen with this concept. The pen name was FUSION and yours looks better than theirs!
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Posted 14 February 2012 - 15:34

Good grief.

As they say: "What has been seen cannot be unseen."

(No matter how much we'd like...)

Besides all the "eye bleach" jokes and whatnot, I applaud your embrace of bold, nay, WILD color, and use of normally cast-off materials. Life is short, have fun.

The only thing more shocking to me in this thread besides the initial sight of the pen was seeing pen2paper - with the Victorian AV, no less - referencing Bill Bruford!


I always step in turn with that "other drummer:... Bruford. I like it!

"never judge a book, yadda yadda"...
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a zillion years ago, I was a candlemaker, and friends worked hot glass. I appreciate fun, experimental - new ideas spring out of such seeds : )




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#30 richardandtracy

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Posted 14 February 2012 - 15:59

I've occasionally thought about doing this myself with my offcuts, but I'm very reluctant to trust so many bonded joints without a stiffening tube in the middle.

Ken, what adhesive did you use? I wouldn't trust CA in the long term & Epoxy would be marginal on bending strength should someone inadvertantly lean on the middle of the pen.

That said, it looks much nicer with the silver furniture & blue section.

Regards,

Richard.