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Is it wrong to root for an ebonite delay so the acrylics get farther ahead? ;)

 

Maybe, but remember, the best things come to those who wait. ;) - right back atcha...

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I really like the look of that acrylic before polishing. I wonder what techniques (if any) could be applied to unpolished acrylic in order to make it an as enduring as possible matte finish.

 

(Sad that on the first day of production on my set of group buy pens, I am already plotting a custom job.)

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I really like the look of that acrylic before polishing. I wonder what techniques (if any) could be applied to unpolished acrylic in order to make it an as enduring as possible matte finish.

 

(Sad that on the first day of production on my set of group buy pens, I am already plotting a custom job.)

How about a block of melamine? Aka Magic eraser, run that just lightly, and the matte surface will be restored. I think there is a medium that pens will eventually patinate/wear to, not quite shiny, but not quite matte either, but either I suppose would be easy to restore, since that the color of the pen body goes all the way through.

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Dang, this is making me wish that I had opted for a Cobalt :-(

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Glenn (love those pen posses)

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Filing...

http://edisonpenco.smugmug.com/photos/i-SqFRGJN/0/M/i-SqFRGJN-M.jpg

 

Sanding....

http://edisonpenco.smugmug.com/photos/i-dL4v9zd/0/M/i-dL4v9zd-M.jpg

 

Sanded pens waiting to be buffed...

http://edisonpenco.smugmug.com/photos/i-p8fLqCk/0/M/i-p8fLqCk-M.jpg

 

Buffing...

http://edisonpenco.smugmug.com/photos/i-zQSwswb/0/M/i-zQSwswb-M.jpg

 

Some that are nearly completed...

http://edisonpenco.smugmug.com/photos/i-vdJ255F/0/M/i-vdJ255F-M.jpg

 

Tomorrow I'll add some photos of 10-15 completed pens.

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maaaaaaaaan... that blue is so sexy... :puddle: Gr I still wish I could've afford both the LEE and LEA :(

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Bravo, Brian.

 

I am experiencing a great deal of buyer's remorse for not getting both, but I'll take solace in the fact that I am not the only one, and that the cobalt acrylic will still be available for custom pens other than the Pearl.

Looking for an Omas Arco Verde...the one that got away.

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Filing the recess for the clip....

http://edisonpenco.smugmug.com/photos/i-Wth2q5n/0/M/i-Wth2q5n-M.jpg

 

http://edisonpenco.smugmug.com/photos/i-zcbFZNM/0/M/i-zcbFZNM-M.jpg

 

http://edisonpenco.smugmug.com/photos/i-LtgZchc/0/M/i-LtgZchc-M.jpg

 

20 (nearly) completed Cobalt Flake Pens....

http://edisonpenco.smugmug.com/photos/i-HD6Xvfz/0/M/i-HD6Xvfz-M.jpg

 

http://edisonpenco.smugmug.com/photos/i-88JX7Vq/0/L/i-88JX7Vq-L.jpg

 

And then guess what arrived just today!!!!

http://edisonpenco.smugmug.com/photos/i-Qq7Mmvj/0/L/i-Qq7Mmvj-L.jpg

 

http://edisonpenco.smugmug.com/photos/i-zdwLt48/0/L/i-zdwLt48-L.jpg

 

We'll be starting on ebonite pens tomorrow!

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Lets see these things on the lathe. Or is that to far behind the curtain.

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Ebonite!roflmho.gif

In use today: MB LeGrand Pettit Prince and Aviator, Pelikan M100N, Conid First Production Run demonstrator.

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20 (nearly) completed Cobalt Flake Pens....

http://edisonpenco.smugmug.com/photos/i-HD6Xvfz/0/M/i-HD6Xvfz-M.jpg

 

http://edisonpenco.smugmug.com/photos/i-88JX7Vq/0/L/i-88JX7Vq-L.jpg

 

And then guess what arrived just today!!!!

http://edisonpenco.smugmug.com/photos/i-Qq7Mmvj/0/L/i-Qq7Mmvj-L.jpg

 

http://edisonpenco.smugmug.com/photos/i-zdwLt48/0/L/i-zdwLt48-L.jpg

 

We'll be starting on ebonite pens tomorrow!

 

WOO HOO!!!!

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Wow, those Cobalt pens are looking really good. Also, the ebonite looks great! I cannot wait to see those start production.

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I am (maybe begrudgingly) happy that your ebonite came in, LEE buyers. It looks really nice in rod form, actually. I'm sort of having second thoughts and slightly kicking myself for not getting that one (and then I look at the finished LEA pens and get way over it -- they're gorgeous!).

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Brian,

I almost cant believe that this project has come so far. With such an ambiguous start.

The pictures are amazing and strike quite a chord. Thank you for all you have done to bring this LE about, and thanks for the speed with which you are executing it!

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Whoever ordered the Cobalt are lucky, it's the most beautiful blue marvel that's ever made in this world. In fact, it looks to be the same material that's used on the Delta Darwin Evolution limited edition pens, whom beauty I could not resist. I paid an arm and a leg for my Delta just to have the blue acrylic. Personally, the ebonite looks a bit dull for my taste, but hey, each to his own

 

http://www.yafa.com/images/delta/charlesDarwin.jpg

 

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