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J Solinger
November 15th, 2014, 03:02 AM
I have always enjoyed the Spencerian style of drawing images. I am not able to draw like this, yet. Maybe some day. So, I used my experience with machine tools to program and draw this. It was made on my milling machine with a Lamy Safari with a medium nib mounted in it. I used my favorite ink, Noodler's Bay State Blue. You will recognize this image from a Spencerian drawing and learning book from the late 1800's. Once I get a good handle on the Spencerian style I have group of images that I want to do and frame.


November 15th, 2014, 04:06 AM
Beautiful, well done with the programming.

November 15th, 2014, 11:16 AM
I've never seen drawing like that before or heard of Spencerian drawing. Thanks for sharing - that looks fantastic. How long does it take to program such a thing?

J Solinger
November 15th, 2014, 07:20 PM
I didnt keep track but I think it was about 20 hours to draw it up on the computer then a hour or so to program and debug.

November 16th, 2014, 11:30 AM

November 16th, 2014, 02:12 PM
Wow! that is a lovely image. I'd never thought of a Lamy Safari as a machine tool before!

Tracy Lee
November 16th, 2014, 07:33 PM

November 23rd, 2014, 04:29 AM
It's really amazing and attractive.

November 24th, 2014, 03:10 PM
Amazing! Thanks

November 25th, 2014, 06:12 PM
wow, impressive. I never thought of using a machine to draw. I got to go bug the mechies to teach me how to use the milling machine now.