E-Custom (B&C for platinum gathered "chaos urushi") B&C Artwork name: Le Sol en Gouffre B&C Artwork name: Le Belle Arti del Monello
E-Custom (B&C for platinum gathered "chaos urushi") B&C Artwork name: 白馬高地爭奪戰 B&C Artwork name: La Rosa
Brass name plate for the urushi pen rest (under development) as the chaos urushi technique has been completed, all eureka fountainpens will have discrete naming individually from now on. therefore, a method was needed to help buyers remember the pen's special name. a brass plate with engraving on it was the perfect solution, all the while achieving a antique look. wooden pen rest will be coated with thicker type of urushi (below is just a thin type urushi..
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eureka's ultimate urushi techinique ("chaos") developed eureka's ultimate urushi techinique ("chaos") has just been developed. while realizing chaos technique, a near perfect finishing is achieved as well. infinite pattern and color scheme will unfold, from now on.
new types of urushi technique under development aside from traditional solid color tamenuri methods, new technique are under development the new techniques shows the limitless possibilities of the urushi laquer. the true beauty of urushi laquer is about to unfold.
[CLOSED] B&C for century, gathered, centennial (duofold ) 1: centennial 2: centennial 4: centennial 7: centennial 3: gathred 5: gathred 11: gathred 6: century mini 9: century mini 8: century 10: century dried for 2 months (after the final urushi layer) high quality japanese ebonite, urushi used nib will not dry out, when closed for a long time, thanks to perfectly sealed barrel & cap $99 each. please check all photos for pattern, finishing, etc. you ca..
Omas custom fountainpen (#5 nib, for urushi) this omas custom uses #5 nib, which is quite small. 3mm shorter feed is used for this particular size. pen finish is rough, because it is for urushi coat. also installed recently developed teflon grip protector inside the cap
teflon grip protector, research finished when opening and closing the pen, the grip frontal area and inner cap area inevitably cause friction. this is especially noticeable for vintage grip style designs. below is 1st gen eureka grip design, which is loved by many. however, as users continue to use it frequently, severe scratching is inevitable. this is aurora 88. grip design : vintage style much scratching and dulling is observed, @ f..
parker duofold international retipping (part 2) this post is part 2 of "parker duofold international retipping" after welding, i proceeded with the slitting. this is even more difficult than welding. from the previous post, one can see the extra gold weld material @ the right tine has been equally removed. this was quite difficult process. also, from the below photo, it can be seen that the frontal part of the nib has been repolished, while n..
parker duofold international retipping (part 1) this is part 1 of the parker duofold international retipping. a new phenomenon was observed, which wasn't previously noticed! this is right before welding the nib, after a bit of grinding work to remove the iridium. left tine was thicker than the right, probably due to welding/slitting error from manufacturer. from this photo, the right tight has a bit more gold material, as a result of grinding..
8 urushi colors developed orange yellow mint green mandarin white (bright beige) magenta red light green
urushi polishing technique, much improved compared to previous technique... below figure is an estimation based on feel and observation. unfortunately, i don't have the scientific/precision equipments to do that. 1) surface smoothness improved by 2~3x (observation under microscope) -micro bumps are no longer present 2) final polishing improved by 3~4x (observation under microscope) -even the most difficult area to polish, are now equall..
eureka cartridge v2.2 eureka cartridge v2.2 - sealant type changed to clear (acrylic friendly) - cleaner thread cut - thread cutting fluid type changed (acrylic friendly)
nib overall shape improved through personal research #1 --> not enough bending amount, thought to be an effect of "spring-back" phenomenon. #2 --> V-bending phenomenon @ skyblue dot, thought to be inevitable. so far, #1, 2 was wrongly thought to be a consequential result of bending a springy sheet material. increasing press pressure by 10x improved overall shape. especially, improving #1 was vital, because when the nib is slitted, a deformation oc..
eureka cartridge v2.1 due to a mistake in designing, the recently posted cartridge was only compatible with older version models. i was notified of this problem from a user, and the cartridge was redesigned immediately. the machined part has been extended by 6mm. now it fits all models. ink flow is about 30~40% higher than using converter, when ink is full. as the ink amount decreases, the ink flow will become simila..
glossy finish done for both urushi & nib (from previous post) not being satisfied with the finish, i applied the final polishing for urushi. (same pen from previous post) also the high glossy finish of urushi caused mismatch between urushi and nib. therefore, i also gloss polished the nib. now, it's complete.... harmony
raden tamenuri challenge started! this is my first time dealing with raden tamenuri urushi technique. this is deemed to be one of the most challenging urushi works. for the shells, I decided to use smaller particles, instead of larger ones. i believe this has many advantages over larger particles. even the tiniest shell particles will be used, to provide "mechanical interlocking properties" for urushi. like concrete, cement alon..
raden urushi (na-jeon) technique research raden urushi will be done within this week, research is current ongoing, to achieve a mass produceable, consistent & durable, raden urushi technique. test will be done within this week, and if things go well, its process will be applied to all currently made pieces. that includes custom b&c, as well as fountain pens. various colors of sea shells will be applied something like this, below is just..