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#1 Danko

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Posted 01 February 2016 - 01:49

Thought I'd share the result of stripping down a matte black Pilot Vanishing Point and setting to work on creating an aged, vintage brass look.

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#2 Graphemer

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Posted 01 February 2016 - 02:23

That is absolutely amazing! I love it. Congratulations on a superb result. Did you do the engraving work too?

#3 Bobby Check

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Posted 01 February 2016 - 02:24

This is amazing!
Well done.
 
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#4 Danko

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Posted 01 February 2016 - 02:48

That is absolutely amazing! I love it. Congratulations on a superb result. Did you do the engraving work too?


Yes, I acid etched the pattern into the brass

#5 vnnil

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Posted 01 February 2016 - 04:50

Lovely result. Did you add something, such as clear coat today protect it?

#6 rohit1974

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Posted 01 February 2016 - 14:36

Wow that's beautiful !



#7 rutherfordr

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Posted 01 February 2016 - 19:00

Wow, that's fantastic!

 

How did you strip off the matte black finish?


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#8 Danko

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Posted 01 February 2016 - 19:27

Wow, that's fantastic!
 
How did you strip off the matte black finish?


Good old fashioned sand paper (and micro mesh).

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Posted 01 February 2016 - 20:37

This looks nicer than the original vanishing point that I never liked.

 

Congrats Danko, :thumbup:



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Posted 01 February 2016 - 20:49

You do realize that people are going to pressure you into starting a cottage industry to do this on their pens, don't you? 


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Posted 01 February 2016 - 21:38

You do realize that people are going to pressure you into starting a cottage industry to do this on their pens, don't you? 

+ 1 - a dangerous precedent.  :)

 

Looks great.


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#12 Drawing61

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Posted 02 February 2016 - 00:08

A brand new antique VP! Very nice.


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#13 Danko

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Posted 02 February 2016 - 03:07

You do realize that people are going to pressure you into starting a cottage industry to do this on their pens, don't you? 


I've already been pinged :). I'm thinking about doing a run of a few pens and offering them up for sale. I'll let the group know when that happens.

#14 Danko

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Posted 02 February 2016 - 03:09

Lovely result. Did you add something, such as clear coat today protect it?


No. I'm considering it, but I also like the idea of leaving it raw so the natural patina continues to grow. Raw copper and brass has that warm, organic quality I love

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#15 trulylefty

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Posted 02 February 2016 - 08:31

Beautiful.



#16 Dr.Grace

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Posted 02 February 2016 - 20:12

Wow, just wow.


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#17 Ron Z

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Posted 02 February 2016 - 21:34

I've already been pinged :). I'm thinking about doing a run of a few pens and offering them up for sale. I'll let the group know when that happens.

 

Just be careful to account for all of the time you invest in the process so that you give yourself  a reasonable return for your work. 


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#18 ncpenfan

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Posted 18 June 2017 - 11:30

Any tips on how you strip the finish off of some of the nooks and crannies? Superb work!

#19 Brian1

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Posted 02 July 2017 - 04:36

WOW!



#20 Mech-for-i

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Posted 02 July 2017 - 10:12

nice craftsmanship ... what kind of acid bath do you use in the etching







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