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    Default Urushi on fountain pens

    I am not a pen maker per se, but I lacquer pens with urushi so I hope close enough
    If you are interested in starting with urushi - please visit my YT channel - I publish both tutorials and tools&metrial descriptions etc. My recent video on abrasives, and previous one on gold leaf and silver powder use, and about my urushi-furo (cabinet to cure urushi).








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    Default Re: Urushi on fountain pens

    This is the best visual process of urushi I've seen. It certainly explains why the work is so treasured.

    Fantastic.

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    Default Re: Urushi on fountain pens

    OMG, thank you. I'll try not to disappoint with following videos.

    Quote Originally Posted by sgphoto View Post
    This is the best visual process of urushi I've seen. It certainly explains why the work is so treasured.

    Fantastic.
    Michal
    Urushi studio, bespoke urushi fountain pens
    Tamenuri Studio https://tamenuri.com
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    I can't pretend I am not excited - my first COLLAB in Tamenuri Studio - Nabi from Wet And Wise makes pens, I lacquer them Nabi makes some more for mee too - check out the video.

    Michal
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    Default Re: Urushi on fountain pens

    Very nice videos.

    Thank you.

    I like some of the pens. I hope you continue doing others, and showwing it to us

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    New videos are published Most recnt one - on gold, silver powders and leaves, pigments, raden and other additives to urushi.
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    Default Re: Urushi on fountain pens

    Urushi can be both: very harmful or completely safe. Cured urushi, on fountain pens, kitchen utensils, lacquerware, jewellery - is safe. On the other hand raw, fresh urushi, or not cured fully can be very dangerous to some people, and for most of them harmful. The main ingredient of urushi lacquer - urushiol, responsible for its important properties (polymerisation) is a strong allergen.
    About urushi rash in my newest video:
    Michal
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    Tamenuri Studio - what does it mean.
    If you are a geek or fountain pen lover - you know. But you can also know nothing.

    Tamenuri - is a technique of lacquering with urushi, often used on fountain pens.
    Studio - it is obvious.

    Temneuri, or tame-nuri - “tame” means pool. “nuri” means painting/lacquering.
    In this technique you lacquer the pen with solid colour, and cover it with thin layers of transparent urushi. Either clear (amber, in reality) or black transparent. Each of those layers is sanded and at least 4 of them are applied. In effect, you get a smooth surface which is thinner at every edge, corner or sharp curve (sanding!). In those thiner areas you can see underlying colour layer better. On fountain pen it is usually edge of cap and barrel, threads, and on some pens - other edges - best example is Nakaya Decapod with 10 facets and 10 edges. Tamenuri can use different underlying colours and two tamenuri layers, so you have aka-tamenuri - transparent over red (aka=red), but also kuro-tamenuri - black over red (kuro - black) and many more (heki, midori, toki etc).
    Very important aspect of tamenuri is a finish - perfect gloss and shine, like a surface of still lake at a windless night. It is achieved in the process of uwazuri. And my last video is on UWAZURI. Please watch it, like it, and subscribe to support my work in promoting urushi.

    Michal
    Urushi studio, bespoke urushi fountain pens
    Tamenuri Studio https://tamenuri.com
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    Mixing pigments with urushi:
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    Default Re: Urushi on fountain pens

    In case you missed:
    1) Nanako-nuri - one of thugaru nuri techniques int he making
    2) Mixing urushi with pigments


    Michal
    Urushi studio, bespoke urushi fountain pens
    Tamenuri Studio https://tamenuri.com
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    I'm cooling down after excitement of being featured by Stephen Brown in his channel so I got back to work

    Montblanc Meisterstuck 149 (including Calligraphy Special Edition) in my new video.

    I am lacquering three 149s with urushi right now so I decided to show the pen closer. Including a special edition with a flexible nib - Calligraphy. I compare it with 146, 144, 142 (celluloid from the 50s) and of course with the Pelikan M1000. I show how these pens write, how to take it apart, how to prepare it for lacquering with urushi, too.

    In writing sequences I have a "hand doubble" ;-)

    Michal
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    Default Re: Urushi on fountain pens

    This time just a simple procedure - sealing gold powder on Namisu Horizon Ebonite

    Michal
    Urushi studio, bespoke urushi fountain pens
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    Default Re: Urushi on fountain pens

    To refresh you interest Sailor 1911 Large in old gold urushi

    Michal
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