Friday, September 23, 2016

Leather Journal Cover

I love the disc bound journals but not really happy with the selection of covers so I decided to make my own.
Gator on the outside

Ostrich on inside

I can flip the covers over if I want a different color.

Saturday, September 17, 2016

Pen's with Slip On Caps

After making a couple of pens with slip in caps for a customer I decided it was time to make one for myself. 

His post about the pens with great pictures

What a treat yesterday morning when the mail person came to my door with these. 

I asked Chris if he could make two pens for me using these clips from my parts bucket. I asked for them to be with #6 size nibs. After a little design discussion this is what Chris came up with. I could not be happier

The pens are so comfortable to hold,light weight,the Schmidt nibs and feed so wet and wonderful,the material smooth and silky and Great Quality Workmanship.

The pen caps tightly and easily and posts very securely with little pressure. The nib stays airtight when capped...but it is also made to use Hero 616 caps for a different look. These caps work just as well as the matching caps. I can't decide what way I like them the best

The orange one reminds me of early red hard rubber pens from a 100 years ago and the black Delron is similar to black hard rubber except no rubbery smell and very tough material! 

Now I must go and play some more.!!!

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The chrome caps makes one think of those 1950's style of pen...I mean I just could not be happier. I now have 5 pens made by Chris with another matching roller ball on order.

 I had this hooded nib unit in stock so I though why not.

Sunday, September 4, 2016

Eversharp With A Slip On Cap

I got this vintage nib a bit ago and today was the day to make a pen.  I used Delron on this one.
I had a customer who challenged me to make a pen with a matching friction fit cap.  After I made his I had to have one of my own.
I made two of them for him but they are in the mail so I will wait until he gets them before I post them. 

Eversharp 14K Flexible
Roughed out section

Roughed out body

Finished cap

All Finished

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Vintage Nib Into TWSBI Vac

I had installed a new section and vintage nib into a TWSBI a while ago so this makes number two
The nib the customer wanted installed

Vintage Nib Unit

New Section and vintage nib unit

Vintage nib unit installed into section



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