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Old 02-27-2019, 10:21 PM   #1 (permalink)
 
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Default Closed end curly Koa fountain

I used one of the Jr Gent fountain kits to pair with this curly Koa blank I received in a blank swap.

I left the chrome and black rings off the cap centerband to give it a sleeker look.

It has a glossy CA finish, not evident under my LED lights.








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Leaving the 2 rings off the cap centerband made the cap about 3mm shorter. This caused me some problems, because the nib was contacting the finial cap before it was screwed all the way on.

To overcome this, I cut a couple of mm off the end of the feed housing, and also modified the feed so it would push in further.
This helped to make the pen look a bit simpler too.

You can see the difference in these 2 pics.



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I like it. I like it a lot.


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very nicely done -and good work on the section mods!!!
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Awesome job on this pen!!! I like that you omitted the black bands.
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Well done!
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Great work! I really like the profile on the body, very classy looking.
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Oh wow, I really like this! That's some very beautiful Koa as well.
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Koa is by far my most favorite wood... Love it! I worry about modifying the feed when I think replacement potential but the unique design is great.
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Beautiful work on this. I especially like the profile for the lower half; makes for a very nice visual effect and I suspect very comfortable in the hand.

Thank you for sharing.
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