Ludum Artifex

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Shelfie

Shelfie

Wizard Lawyer illustration for Wizard Battle by Good Dream Games.
Traditional media, mixed technique, digital levels.

Wizard Lawyer illustration for Wizard Battle by Good Dream Games.

Traditional media, mixed technique, digital levels.

RE: EDC pics and keys

I’ve been seeing pictures and videos where people show their keys.

Here’s a little heads up:

your keys can be replicated by looking at a picture of them.

Recently there was even an article of a very skilled burglar who would only need a quick look to know how to replicate a key. There are types of keys and sets of ridge combinations that mean if a person is familiar with the manufacture process he can create an identical key from visual information(e.g. key type A, ridge combination D, C, B, A — presto chango, opens the door).

It is also possible, by extrapolating the image, to reconstruct the key to size.

They don’t have to be able to imprint the key to cast a copy- that’s a primitive method by comparison.

Not that, you know, there’s hordes of house burglars scouring for pictures of keys or that there are that many people who possess the skill to do this but it’s better to be on the safe side so:

Don’t post pictures of your keys!

One sketchbook, one photo.

2013-2014

I’ve uploaded a series of posts where I post one photo from each sketchbook that I have. I thought it’d be a cool idea as I was moving them from one place to another.

OK, that’s the last one. Please excuse the clutter.

One sketchbook, one photo.

2009-2012

I’m uploading a series of posts where I post one photo from each sketchbook that I have. I thought it’d be a cool idea as I was moving them from one place to another.

One sketchbook, one photo.

2003-2009

I’m uploading a series of posts where I post one photo from each sketchbook that I have. I thought it’d be a cool idea as I was moving them from one place to another.

One sketchbook, one photo.

1993-2003

I’m uploading a series of posts where I post one photo from each sketchbook that I have. I thought it’d be a cool idea as I was moving them from one place to another.

Rotring 600 “repair” update.

Got this Rotring 600 fountain pen a while ago. It didn’t flow well and I sort of destroyed the feed as I tried to repair it. Previously I tried modifying an ebonite feed from a Noodler’s Ahab but in the end it didn’t work- it didn’t fit properly and was either super too wet or didn’t flow at all. 

Yesterday I had an idea- I took a 80’s-90’s generic Chinese Motorola company/promotional pen that I bought before. I sanded and filed the entire feed section- the fore of the pen and fitted it into the empty barrell of the Rotring 600. 

It magically worked.

We’ll see how it goes for now but the results are very promising! I know it might offend purists or what not but this way the pen works and I can use it. Very happy.

I threw in some comparison pictures and a group photo. You can also see a side by side of the knurling on the different samples I have from the Rotring 600 family.