Turning Archive 2006

Subject:
Caramel Swirl, PIC

Jim Shaver - Oakville, Ontario
>Hello,

This is a new design for me, itís my first closed end pen. This is a Lucite from Italy called Caramel Swirl.

The pen kit is a platinum Gentlemenís fountain pen. I used a pin chuck to turn the body of the pen without the typical end hardware.

I tried for a form that had a smooth flow, I tried for a long taper and ended up with this shape. The Lucite is translucent so I used a chemical to blacken the brass tube. The effect of the blackening and the CA glue gave a textured look with some depth to the pen .

I like the potential for new shapes, this will not be my last.

Thanks for viewing,

Take care,
Jim

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