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Old 02-22-2016, 07:58 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default First Kitless

Well, it's my first if I don't count a few aborts trying to figure out the process..

Body is a alumilite water clear with Mica powder swirled in and cast in a PVC tube. Section is Delrin. I filled the divots from turning between centers on each end with red epoxy. Nib is a #5 Jowo from Meisternib. Finish was just running through micromesh pads, then Novus #2 and #1. I don't carry in a shirt pocket, so left out the clip.

It's been my daily carry for a couple of weeks now, and I really like it.
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Old 02-22-2016, 09:19 PM   #2 (permalink)
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You have done well. Very nice work. It does not look like a "first attempt", just a really fine kitless.
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Old 02-22-2016, 11:45 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Congratulations !!!! . Going kitless is a thrill !!!!

Kids rule the world !!! .... eventually if not already !

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Old 02-22-2016, 11:56 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Great job. That is one beautiful pen. Some day I hope to create a kitless as well.
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Old 02-23-2016, 03:29 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Welcome to the game friend. Looks good!
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Old 02-23-2016, 09:15 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Thanks all for the kind words.
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