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#1 Joseph B

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Posted 24 April 2017 - 19:14

Two of my favorite pens are the Waterman 94 Ripple and TWSBI Micarta. Unfortunately, both are out of production. So, for fun, I decided to make some micarta pens that "cross" these pen's properties. Shown are my first attempts at Blue Green, Orange, Rose and Olive Micarta TWSBI sized pens. Shown with them are the inspiration pens. 

 

 

 

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Posted 24 April 2017 - 19:18

EXCELLENT WORK!!!

 

 

I like the Green one the best!!!... But the Blue and and the Red Brown are my second choice....  :wub:  :wub:  :wub:  :wub:

 

 

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Posted 24 April 2017 - 19:34

I agree with Cyber6. The pattern on that green one is so cool! The color contrast shows up the best in that one. I also like the Red Brown.



#4 watch_art

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Posted 24 April 2017 - 19:36

Those look really good. Paper or fabric?


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Posted 24 April 2017 - 20:01

Green one looks great.



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Posted 24 April 2017 - 20:09

Nice work.  I love the look of these. The red-brown is my fave.

Well done!

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Posted 24 April 2017 - 20:37

Beautiful pens, Joseph!

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Posted 25 April 2017 - 00:04

EXCELLENT WORK!!!

 

 

I like the Green one the best!!!... But the Blue and and the Red Brown are my second choice....  :wub:  :wub:  :wub:  :wub:

 

 

C.

 

 

I agree with Cyber6. The pattern on that green one is so cool! The color contrast shows up the best in that one. I also like the Red Brown.

 

 

Those look really good. Paper or fabric?

 

 

Green one looks great.

 

 

Nice work.  I love the look of these. The red-brown is my fave.

Well done!

D.

 

 

Beautiful pens, Joseph!

Thanks so much for you comments! The brown/orange and green were the last ones I did. I am learning how to select colors and how to cut the micarta to maximize the contrast. The material is predominately cotton canvas but linen and some cotton twill are also included.

 

Thanks again,

Joseph B.



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Posted 25 April 2017 - 01:31

Green for sure!

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Posted 25 April 2017 - 02:26

What glue/epoxy are you using?


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Posted 25 April 2017 - 07:33

Beautiful!!!!

 

I love the blue one.

 

Congratulations.


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Posted 25 April 2017 - 23:10

Beautiful!!!!

 

I love the blue one.

 

Congratulations.

 

Thank you!

 

What glue/epoxy are you using?

 

I used "Bondo Fiberglass Resin" by 3M.



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Posted 02 May 2017 - 05:44

Beautiful pens, I did notice a difference in colour at the threads. Is this because threading them on this material shows a slightly white colour? Or is it because the threads haven't been polished?



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Beautiful pens, I did notice a difference in colour at the threads. Is this because threading them on this material shows a slightly white colour? Or is it because the threads haven't been polished?

Thanks. When the material is machined it raises a fuzz from the cloth component. Depending on the tool process used, the whole pen exhibits this until polished. Because the threads can't be actively polished , this fuzz is apparent there. In my experience, use of the threads polishes them and the fuzz becomes less apparent over time.



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Posted 28 May 2017 - 14:09

Those are lovely pens. The red and green on the right are positively popping with colour.


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Posted 29 May 2017 - 00:23

Those are lovely pens. The red and green on the right are positively popping with colour.

 

Thank you so much. I am working on other colors, so please stay tuned.

 

Joe B



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Posted 29 May 2017 - 05:58

It is going to be hard to calmly wait, now that I know there are more to come. You teaser ;)


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Posted 30 May 2017 - 20:19

It is going to be hard to calmly wait, now that I know there are more to come. You teaser ;)

 

The pattern can be more linear and mixed (like the blue and pink) or higher contrast rippled like the green and orange.

 

What do you think would be good color combinations? Cotton canvas fabric shops offer quite a selection of colors.



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Posted 31 May 2017 - 01:09

Wow, you have been very busy. Thank you for sharing.


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Posted 31 May 2017 - 07:10

 

The pattern can be more linear and mixed (like the blue and pink) or higher contrast rippled like the green and orange.

 

What do you think would be good color combinations? Cotton canvas fabric shops offer quite a selection of colors.

 

I actually like both combinations -vlinear and mixed, and higher contrast rippled (though I think that probably this one may enhance the colours best). You did well in using both in your first batch.

 

Colour wise, maybe you could try some yellow, dark orange, light blue...


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