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Classic Black Ebonite Cigar


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#1 drgoretex

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Posted 13 March 2012 - 01:08

Here's today's finished commission, a long cigar done up in classic black ebonite.

I am quite happy with how this cam out, though photographing it was a challenge, as the glossy black surface just seemed to suck dust straight out of the air.

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Thanks for looking - comments and critique welcome.

Cheers,

Ken

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#2 Indy_Pen_Dance

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Posted 13 March 2012 - 01:10

Excellent look, classy and sleek. I really like the lines and the balance between the cap and pen is spot on!

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Posted 13 March 2012 - 02:36

Beautiful!

That finish is quite appealing.
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Posted 13 March 2012 - 02:42

I do love the shape.
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Posted 13 March 2012 - 06:11

Ken, this makes me droooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooool..... :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup:

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Posted 13 March 2012 - 09:33

I'm in awe.

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Posted 13 March 2012 - 13:30

Aye, I'm trying hard not to be, and failing miserably.

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Posted 13 March 2012 - 13:33

Elegant. Classy. Timeless. Reminds me of a well-tailored classic tuxedo.

Nicely done, sir.
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Posted 13 March 2012 - 16:50

Simple, clean, elegant. Excellent!
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Posted 13 March 2012 - 17:10

"Cigar." Hmm. As I say when I follow my tradition of handing a new parent at the office a box of appropriately-colored bubble-gum cigars to pass out, "Don't attempt to smoke it."

Seriously, though, a lovely pen. I'd have endeavored to make the filling system operable without disassembling the pen, but that's just me.

Simple, elegant, and it makes no attempt to hide the fact that it's a fountain pen, or to look like a piece of modern art.
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Posted 13 March 2012 - 17:21

That's a wonderful pen. How did you get that glossy finish?

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Posted 13 March 2012 - 17:24

Beautiful...so crisp.

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Posted 13 March 2012 - 20:38

nice and sober :thumbup:
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Posted 14 March 2012 - 10:28

Thanks very much for the compliments!

That's a wonderful pen. How did you get that glossy finish?


I worked through a series of ten grits, from 600 up to 12,000. Final polish with Hut plastic polish.

Cheers,

Ken

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Posted 15 March 2012 - 23:01

Very classy lines, excellent finish. Well done Ken.

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Posted 15 March 2012 - 23:53

Ken, this one is really, really, nice. As noted by others, I too like the shape , and finish.

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Posted 19 March 2012 - 19:47

That is gorgeous!

I find lightly wiping the pen with a (slightly used) dryer sheet just before photographing can help with keeping the dust away for a bit :)

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Posted 27 March 2012 - 08:42

lovely. could easily be mistaken for Nakaya Cigar fp.
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Posted 27 March 2012 - 16:03

Very nice! How do you get that high gloss on ebonite?

#20 drgoretex

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Posted 27 March 2012 - 17:26

Very nice! How do you get that high gloss on ebonite?


Just really nice material to work with. Sanded up to 12,000 micromesh, then Hut polish. I enjoy working with this ebonite. I'm going to make one for me too, I think. ;)

Cheers,

Ken






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