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Old 03-23-2019, 07:42 PM   #1 (permalink)
 
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I like long, single-barrel pens in order to show off beautiful blanks.

Recently, I made a batch of 10 ballpoint pens using the PSI Slimline Pro kit.
I made them, as I have shown before, omitting the centerband and brass tubes.

With this minor modification they become single barrel (about 4.2" long) pens.

I already gave one away to a granddaughter so that leaves 9 to show.

The three in the middle are wood (Olivewood in the middle surrounded by two Rosewood burls).
On each side is a triplet of "acrylics", five of which were cast by another IAP member many years ago. . I would like to acknowledge him, but I can't remember his name. . They polished up so beautifully ... I think they're PR . . The one on the far right is a commercial blank named "Carnival".


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Old 03-23-2019, 08:37 PM   #2 (permalink)
 
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Those look great Mal. I like making this same kit with no center band, but I haven’t had the courage to leave out the tubes. I bought 8mm 10 inch tubes so I can use a single piece.
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Awesome batch of pens! I like the one piece design.
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Beautiful pens, Mal!
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Very nice, omitting the center band makes them look very custom and showcases the blanks.


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Very nice Mal!
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Those look great Mal. I like making this same kit with no center band, but I haven’t had the courage to leave out the tubes. I bought 8mm 10 inch tubes so I can use a single piece.
I was a little nervous leaving out the brass tubes at first but I have made enough of them now that I have gotten over the nervousness. . I drill the blank at 15/64" ... just big enough for the refill to slide smoothly ... and then I make the pen just a bit on the fat side ... about 0.540" in the middle. . So far, so good ! . For the wood ones I make sure that I use very sound wood ... no burls for sure.
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Neat pens Mal at the end of the day they are colourful,clean cut and as you chose display the colour and the grain in the Olive Wood so well.They will make great presents or sales mate.

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I like what you have done here Mal. Its an improvement over the original constrains of the kit IMHO.
I haven't seen Slimline clicks before, I will have to look out for them, a lot of people seem to prefer a click over a twist.
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Nice group of pens Mal.
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