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.


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.