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#21 watch_art

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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

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#27 watch_art

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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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#29 georges zaslavsky

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Posted 28 December 2012 - 13:49

very sober and neat :thumbup: I like
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