Thursday, August 18, 2016

Orange Pen With A Slip On Cap

Having some time I made this up to go with my set of orange pens.
Trying out a new nib unit on this guy.







A  F nib that is really nice and wet.

Monday, August 1, 2016

My Grandfathers Pen

My dad gave me this pen years ago telling me that it had come from my grandfather.
I don't think he ever did drafting but here we are.
It is ebonite and I really like the style of this pen.
I did use it with the needle point in it but very hard for normal writing so when I had some shop time I sat down and did some measuring.
I use an Esterbrook nib in it and I really like how the nib screws into the section a bit.
Even so it was an 3mm to long to fit into the cap so I had to take take the cap apart and drill out the jewel to take the tip of the nib.
Now I can use my grandfathers pen as a daily writer.  Nice having a bit of connection to the past.



Saturday, July 30, 2016

Pen Built Around a Nib

 I had got some Parker Sonnet nibs that I got a long time ago and had installed one in a pen I sold a bit ago.  At the Toronto pen meeting someone tried it out and really liked it a lot so they contacted me about buying one and to make a pen around the nib.
Always up for a challenge we set about designing a pen around the nib.
We decided on Delron with a matte finish to match the shape and style of the body.
With some rough measurements as a guide off I went.









Final Result


Orange Click Pen

Wanted to make a click pen to go along with my Doufold clone so with some free time and some spare parts I made up this little guy.


Together

The click pen has a clip off a new Duofold and the fountain pen has one off a vintage Duofold so I think a good match.


Wednesday, July 20, 2016

From that to this

I was at Staples the other day and I picked these new pens from Paper Mate.
They have a really great refill in them but the body, not so hot.


So with some time and some ebonite I decided to make myself a better holder.










Sunday, July 10, 2016

My New Duofold Style Pen

I have wanted a Duofold style every day carry pen because I am afraid to carry my vintage one with me, so this is what I came up with.

I used a vintage Parker clip and installed a modern Schmidt nib in it. 13mm triple start cap threads.  It is 15mm in the middle with a taper to the 13mm at the blind cap and the threads. Cap is just shy of 15mm.













So I was very pleased at how well it all turned out.  I just wish the original Duofold had a screw in section so I could have just used and swapped it over it but it is what it is.

Sunday, April 10, 2016

Convert a Bulb Filler to a Ballpoint Pen

A customer had this pen the other day and thought that it would look good as a ballpoint pen that would take Parker refills.
He asked me if it could be done and I said if you are up to it why not.
I was worried that the nose cone would be too large of a diameter for the end as the threads are right at the end but it was like it was made to be, it fit perfect.
I then had to drill out the inside diameter on the bulb end to let the  refill slide down into the nose cone where there is a spring.  Next I had to epoxy a spacer into the blind cap to keep pressure on the refill.
I think it turned out pretty good.

Before        Rockford Pen


After