WOW! Thank you so much for making this beautiful tutorial!
Thank you !
I'm wondering if urushi is the way to bring back to life all those rather dull, rubbed, oxidised black hard rubber pens I've picked up over the years. What do you reckon?
And by the way - what's the absolute minimum you can start with? I've built my urushi wishlist at Dictum, but it addes up to pretty nearly EUR 400....
Dull old pens - absolutely YES. If it not to be rescued any other way - urushi can not just save it but also transform into something new, and beautiful. Or at least interesting )) It applies not just to ebonite, but also "tired", heavily scratched resin pens, like Montblancs etc. One thing is important - removable clip, otherwise you will not be able to lacquer the cap. Other trim is to be masked, but clip that is non removable, sucks in this area.
As for budget - ine EU (Dictum) this is the budget unfortunately. It does not even include abrasives (other than tonoko and migaki) or brushes. But as I wrote in article - start with Ki Urushi and do some fuki. it's how I started, and learned a lot.
But this is a rabbit hole. Right now I have over 10 different lacquers, several hake, different golds etc.