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#1 watch_art

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Posted 03 December 2012 - 05:37

Here's another micarta. This is the first medium size micarta pen I've made. This stuff is so puuuurdy. :)

http://newtonpens.wo...arta-my-hearta/

My wife just looked at this one and said 'boy Newton, you've come a long way since your first few.' :D


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Posted 03 December 2012 - 06:23

Normally I am not a Micarta fan...but this is really, really nice! You could change my mind :) Great work Shawn!
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Posted 03 December 2012 - 08:19

very stylish! not always have to be a glossy finish. The matte finish is very stylish too.
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Posted 03 December 2012 - 12:19

Thanks!
THis one will be getting an urushi finish... or at least my version of an urushi finish. :)

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Posted 03 December 2012 - 12:24

Thanks!
THis one will be getting an urushi finish... or at least my version of an urushi finish. :)


That will be awesome!

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Posted 03 December 2012 - 16:09

Shawn,

Beautiful pen. What are the capped/uncapped dimensions, please?

thx,
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Posted 03 December 2012 - 16:28

This batch of Micarta looks alot like wood.

For your Micarta pens, have you considered placing the visible cap threads on the section instead of the barrel? Threads cut into the acrylic, ebonite, etc. section would have a smoother appearance than threads cut into the Micarta barrel.


Thanks!
THis one will be getting an urushi finish... or at least my version of an urushi finish. :)


That will be awesome!


Agreed. :thumbup:

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Posted 03 December 2012 - 16:51

Hello watch_art,

This is new to me, I know that Micarta is applied on hunting knives. How about making one of white Micarta.
Thanks.

With love,

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Edited by goldenkrishna, 03 December 2012 - 16:52.

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Posted 03 December 2012 - 18:02

Shawn,

Beautiful pen. What are the capped/uncapped dimensions, please?

thx,


It's in pieces right now awaiting urushi - so I'll put up dimensions when I'm done - but I think the pen is about 5" open and 5 1/2 - 5 3/4" capped.

This batch of Micarta looks alot like wood.

For your Micarta pens, have you considered placing the visible cap threads on the section instead of the barrel? Threads cut into the acrylic, ebonite, etc. section would have a smoother appearance than threads cut into the Micarta barrel.


that is a REALLY good idea - I think I'll do that from now on. And DANG it would make things look SO much nicer.

Hello watch_art,

This is new to me, I know that Micarta is applied on hunting knives. How about making one of white Micarta.
Thanks.


I could do that - and i think it would look REALLY awesome. Are you wanting a white micarta pen? :D

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Posted 03 December 2012 - 20:07


Shawn,

Beautiful pen. What are the capped/uncapped dimensions, please?

thx,


It's in pieces right now awaiting urushi - so I'll put up dimensions when I'm done - but I think the pen is about 5" open and 5 1/2 - 5 3/4" capped.

This batch of Micarta looks alot like wood.

For your Micarta pens, have you considered placing the visible cap threads on the section instead of the barrel? Threads cut into the acrylic, ebonite, etc. section would have a smoother appearance than threads cut into the Micarta barrel.


that is a REALLY good idea - I think I'll do that from now on. And DANG it would make things look SO much nicer.

Hello watch_art,

This is new to me, I know that Micarta is applied on hunting knives. How about making one of white Micarta.
Thanks.


I could do that - and i think it would look REALLY awesome. Are you wanting a white micarta pen? :D

Hello watch_art,

What will it cost? I have to take a new look into your post to find out about the filling system, the nib a.s.o.

With love,

goldenkrishna
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Posted 03 December 2012 - 21:28

I have an order form at my website that you can look at and get a general idea of price.
All the options and prices are listed in each of the drop down menus.

http://newtonpens.wo...ring-pens/pens/

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Posted 03 December 2012 - 21:39

I have an order form at my website that you can look at and get a general idea of price.
All the options and prices are listed in each of the drop down menus.

http://newtonpens.wo...ring-pens/pens/

Thanks watch_art, I'll look on your website and I'll get back on it.

With love,

goldenkrishna
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Posted 03 December 2012 - 23:45

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Posted 04 December 2012 - 12:38

That's a cool pen. Can't wait to see what it looks like with urushi!

What is the Micarta like to work with?

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Posted 04 December 2012 - 12:45

That's a cool pen. Can't wait to see what it looks like with urushi!

What is the Micarta like to work with?


A pain.
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Posted 04 December 2012 - 17:45

Gorgeous material and pen. If you put the threads on the section, wouldn't there be a chance that you unscrew the section when you are trying to uncap the pen?

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Posted 04 December 2012 - 17:49

yes - and that's my only reservation. maybe a tiny o-ring on the section threads would help keep things snug - like on ancora perlas.

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Posted 04 December 2012 - 19:27

know these take more time, but my don't they look handsome.
if I could, and drat I can't, it would be Carhartt's brown, (actually a tan color), with the Carhartt stud mounted in the top.

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Posted 04 December 2012 - 23:11

know these take more time, but my don't they look handsome.
if I could, and drat I can't, it would be Carhartt's brown, (actually a tan color), with the Carhartt stud mounted in the top.


That would be AWESOME.

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Posted 06 December 2012 - 01:07


know these take more time, but my don't they look handsome.
if I could, and drat I can't, it would be Carhartt's brown, (actually a tan color), with the Carhartt stud mounted in the top.


That would be AWESOME.


Could you do that? Can you get a stud that would fit in the top?
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Posted 06 December 2012 - 01:25



know these take more time, but my don't they look handsome.
if I could, and drat I can't, it would be Carhartt's brown, (actually a tan color), with the Carhartt stud mounted in the top.


That would be AWESOME.


Could you do that? Can you get a stud that would fit in the top?




I don't see why not. If the customer has something or I could easily find something - then I could just make a recess in the finial and epoxy it on, or thread it on, or whatever it would take. Should look pretty cool, too.

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Posted 06 December 2012 - 15:47

Glad you like the idea : ) hope someone will move forward with it - would love to see a photo of the outcome -- hint.
I was thinking using an actual stud from the Carhartts.



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Posted 06 December 2012 - 17:05

Dang, these must be a lot of work! Totally worth it though. Very cool.


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Posted 06 December 2012 - 20:02

Dang, these must be a lot of work! Totally worth it though. Very cool.


For sure. I know when buying knives micarta is fairly expensive handle material, not because the material itself is expensive (it isn't) but because of the long and tedious labour in finishing it. I'm looking forward to the photos once Shawn has finished the micarta with Urushi - I expect the glossier finish of the Urushi will highlight the texture micarta.

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Posted 07 December 2012 - 02:01




know these take more time, but my don't they look handsome.
if I could, and drat I can't, it would be Carhartt's brown, (actually a tan color), with the Carhartt stud mounted in the top.


That would be AWESOME.


Could you do that? Can you get a stud that would fit in the top?




I don't see why not. If the customer has something or I could easily find something - then I could just make a recess in the finial and epoxy it on, or thread it on, or whatever it would take. Should look pretty cool, too.


That would be fantastic!.... :wub:
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Posted 15 December 2012 - 11:39

Hi Shawn,
Nice work, congratulations !
The matte black Micarta material looks very classy, did you cast it yourself?
One aspect worries me a little though:
Making the push button not removable from the rear while using a screw-in section is rather risky in my opinion/ experience.
The risk of deforming/ torsion the ink sac with the pressure bar when screwing the section on are rather high doing so.
Francis

Edited by fountainbel, 15 December 2012 - 11:40.


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Posted 20 December 2012 - 00:16

Here it is with a couple coats of urushi. It gives a LITTLE depth, but not a huge difference.

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Posted 20 December 2012 - 00:20

keep it like that :D I love the matte texture. A simple and excellent looking pen :D Minimal is what I like

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Posted 28 December 2012 - 13:49

very sober and neat :thumbup: I like
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