Jump to content

The Fountain Pen Network uses (functional) cookies. Read the FPN Privacy Policy for more info.  To remove this message, please click here to accept the use of cookies


Registration on the Fountain Pen Network

Dearest Visitor of the little Fountain Pen Nut house on the digital prairie,

Due to the enormous influx of spammers, it is no longer possible to handle valditions in the traditional way. For registrations we therefore kindly and respectfully request you to send an email with your request to our especially created email address. This email address is register at fountainpennetwork dot com. Please include your desired user name, and after validation we will send you a return email containing the validation key, normally wiithin a week.

Thank you very much in advance!
The FPN Admin Team






Photo

Samurai - Edison, Hakumin Urushi Kobo, Furlano


  • Please log in to reply
91 replies to this topic

#1 dfurlano

dfurlano

    Rare

  • Member - Gold

  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 183 posts
  • Location:Avondale PA
  • Flag:

Posted 01 October 2012 - 02:03

I was asked to custom make a Samurai pen specifically with a helmet on the cap and sword clip.

The pen will be a modified Edison Mina bub filler. Here is an example of the pen:

http://edisonpenco.smugmug.com/Pens/Mina/14911508_KrdMmS#!i=1174539324&k=9bKRZpw&lb=1&s=A
http://edisonpenco.smugmug.com/Pens/Mina/14911508_KrdMmS#!i=1174537908&k=jN6Lbqc&lb=1&s=A

Then Hakumin Urushi Kobo will do finish the pen in shiro tamenuri urushi which this is an example:

http://www.fountainp...in-edison-mina/
http://www.hakuminur...ventory/st1018/

And I will work on the cap and clip. So this thread is about getting this pen together which between the design and urushi will take some time to do so updates will be intermittent.

I have never done a pen like this so I started out looking over a lot of different samurai helmets and swords. I narrowed it down to something less ornate that I thought would be practical to make and use.

Parts are to be made from wax and then cast in sterling silver.

Here is my first attempt at a helmet:

Posted Image

I got a Mina from Brian at Edison to use as a test:

Posted Image

I may or may not add more detail to the helmet... need o see how thing go, but here it eh helmet fit on the cap:

Posted Image
Posted Image

I am thing I may have Ernest from Hakumin Urushi Kobo do a little calligraphy o the cap or I may add a mask... not sure:

Posted Image

I looked at a couple of swords but I think I have settled on his one although I am not sure about the mounting yet:

Posted Image
Posted Image
Posted Image

That's all for now...

Edited by dfurlano, 01 October 2012 - 02:09.


Sponsored Content

#2 ajzeller

ajzeller

    The Zeller Writing Company

  • Member - Gold

  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 174 posts
  • Location:Omaha, NE
  • Flag:

Posted 01 October 2012 - 02:14

That'll look pretty cool! I can't wait to see it when it's cast!

#3 Tokugawa

Tokugawa

    Nakayazoid

  • Member - Gold

  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 162 posts
  • Location:Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
  • Flag:

Posted 01 October 2012 - 03:29

Interesting! Looking forward to the final result of the Samurai. :thumbup:
"Have fountain pen, will travel."

#4 jjlax10

jjlax10

    Nib Maven

  • Member - Gold

  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 806 posts
  • Location:Brooklyn, NY
  • Flag:

Posted 01 October 2012 - 15:28

What do you use to make the prototype helmets and swords?
President, Big Apple Pen Club
Follow us on Instagram @big_apple_pen_club

"Let other pens dwell on guilt and misery."

J.J. Lax Pen Co.
www.jjlaxpenco.com

#5 drgoretex

drgoretex

    zookeeper of teenagers

  • Member - Gold

  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,398 posts
  • Location:Winnipeg, Manitoba
  • Flag:

Posted 01 October 2012 - 18:21

Cool! Can't wait to see the final product!

Ken

#6 da vinci

da vinci

    Donor Pen

  • Member - Gold

  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 3,905 posts

Posted 01 October 2012 - 21:43

An interesting project I will also be looking forward to seeing the end product :thumbup:

#7 ethernautrix

ethernautrix

    Be the Pen Posse you want to see in the world.

  • Member - Gold

  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 11,824 posts
  • Location:Land of Po

Posted 01 October 2012 - 21:52

Whoa... am very much looking forward to seeing the completed pen. Already, wow.

_________________

etherX in To Miasto

Fleekair <--French accent.


#8 RogerBean

RogerBean

    NOS (New Old Stock)

  • Member - Silver

  • PipPip
  • 18 posts
  • Flag:

Posted 01 October 2012 - 22:02

Beautiful work.
Roger

#9 dfurlano

dfurlano

    Rare

  • Member - Gold

  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 183 posts
  • Location:Avondale PA
  • Flag:

Posted 03 October 2012 - 18:20

Final part, the mask. All parts are in a draft prototype stage. I need to go back and tweak them into their final form.

Posted Image

Posted Image


All the parts to date.

Posted Image

Edited by dfurlano, 03 October 2012 - 18:21.


#10 Robert111

Robert111

    Collectors Item

  • Member - Gold

  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,015 posts
  • Location:Northern New York
  • Flag:

Posted 03 October 2012 - 18:35

Amazing! I love looking at your work. Thanks for posting!

#11 ethernautrix

ethernautrix

    Be the Pen Posse you want to see in the world.

  • Member - Gold

  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 11,824 posts
  • Location:Land of Po

Posted 03 October 2012 - 19:10

Jeez. I hope I don't like it TOO much. You know, the WANTING it liking it.

I kindv already want it.

Sigh.

_________________

etherX in To Miasto

Fleekair <--French accent.


#12 richardandtracy

richardandtracy

    Ancient Artifact

  • FPN Super Moderators

  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 10,687 posts
  • Location:Kent, UK
  • Flag:

Posted 08 October 2012 - 09:59

Silly question.
How is the sword going to act as a clip with two support prongs?
Or is one going to be removed after casting? I'd have expected the sword's hand guard to be extended to form the invisible clip attachment.

Amazing seeing the project go forward though.

Regards,

Richard.

#13 dfurlano

dfurlano

    Rare

  • Member - Gold

  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 183 posts
  • Location:Avondale PA
  • Flag:

Posted 09 October 2012 - 03:22

Customer does not want a functional clip. I actually modified the sword to sit closer to the pen cap.

You can see the cut out I added in the guard.

Posted Image

Wax model.

Posted Image

#14 richardandtracy

richardandtracy

    Ancient Artifact

  • FPN Super Moderators

  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 10,687 posts
  • Location:Kent, UK
  • Flag:

Posted 09 October 2012 - 08:07

!!!!!!
Absolutely spectacular.

Regards,

Richard.

#15 dfurlano

dfurlano

    Rare

  • Member - Gold

  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 183 posts
  • Location:Avondale PA
  • Flag:

Posted 09 October 2012 - 14:43

For the insanely bored. Streaming the cutting of a sword from a block of wax (no sound). I do this so I can monitor remotely from my tablet.

There are four cuts, two per side. Rough then finish the top then flip the part and rough/finish the bottom.

I built the mill, it has a NSK spindle and the software being shown is Mach3. The roughing is done with a 0.0325" ball nose end mill at 8000 rpm, the finish is a 0.005" 10 degree tapered ball nose end mill at 12000 rpm.

http://www.customwri....com/webstream/

#16 richardandtracy

richardandtracy

    Ancient Artifact

  • FPN Super Moderators

  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 10,687 posts
  • Location:Kent, UK
  • Flag:

Posted 09 October 2012 - 15:37

I think one day I must make myself a CNC mill. There is no way it's possible to make something so intricate in an acceptable time without CNC. Beautiful job.

No question about it, our machinist at work would be as green with envy as I am.

Regards,

Richard.

#17 Mainecoon

Mainecoon

    Extremely Rare

  • Member - Gold

  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 244 posts
  • Location:Rotterdam region
  • Flag:

Posted 09 October 2012 - 17:59

Oh boy, that definitely will be an awesome pen when finished. A piece of fine art. :puddle: Looking forward to the completion ... and thanks for sharing the proces of designing and making of it.
Happy Writing!, Mainecoon

Dreams are presentiments of what you are able to accomplish (Johann Wolfgang von Goethe)

#18 dfurlano

dfurlano

    Rare

  • Member - Gold

  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 183 posts
  • Location:Avondale PA
  • Flag:

Posted 09 October 2012 - 20:13

Well I think I have to model complete. Or as much of as I need complete. It is impossible to mach the detail in the model between the wax and the casting some get lost. But in general it should look like this. Also, there are no undercuts like in the model. As an example under the helmet it will be solid to the inner diameter.

Posted Image

Posted Image

Posted Image

Edited by dfurlano, 09 October 2012 - 20:16.


#19 trhall

trhall

    賀立德

  • Member - Gold

  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 303 posts
  • Location:Indianapolis, IN

Posted 10 October 2012 - 03:19

Very nice design, Dan! I really like it.

Customer does not want a functional clip. I actually modified the sword to sit closer to the pen cap.


So, it's an "elongated roll stop"? :ltcapd:

#20 pokermon

pokermon

    Vintage

  • Member - Gold

  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 567 posts
  • Location:Los Angeles, California, USA
  • Flag:

Posted 11 October 2012 - 00:23

Wow that looks amazing! I was into Katanas a while back and I definitely think that would make a badass clip! Very nice pen!
Pen blog of current inventory

Enjoy life, and keep on writing!
-Tommy






Sponsored Content




|