Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Homemade Tools

This was a tool that my wife wanted me to make up for her to hold her heat gun and small hot iron for her wax work.
I am now going to build one to hold my Dremel on my work bench.

We looked at buying one of these for her but looking at them they seemed to be really flimsy for what you were getting.  So a few dollars at the hardware store a bit of welding and here is what I ended up with.

PS I build better pens than I do welding.

A good solid tool

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Orange Black Hard Rubber Comission

This was a custom commission modeled after my 51 style pens.
It had to take a long Waterman cartridge and have a F nib.
The ebonite was some stock I got a while ago from a vendor in Germany and it is a really nice color.

It is now on it's way to it new owner and I was a little sad to see this one go,

Monday, November 11, 2013

Squeeze Filler

This was a filling system that I have been thinking about trying for a while now.
With some encouragement or I should say some pushing from a friend at our pen breakfast.
So this is what I ended up making.  I had some black/red ebonite in my stash so there was enough to make a matching section.
The hardest part was installing a breather tube on the small nib unit that I was using.  Then making up the section was a bit of fun as well.  It had to have threads for the body, a area for the metal squeeze unit to mount on and then the sac had to be able to be mounted as well.
Any way I was quite pleased at how well it turned out.

So all in all a great day in the shop and I have a nice pen to use.  
Now I am told all I have to do is figure out how to make the cap with a clutch in it.
So off to the drawing board.