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Old 12-22-2017, 10:57 AM   #1 (permalink)
 
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The fountain pen making journey continues. I like that there seems to be endless ideas for making pens. That's why I like this hobby, I can start slow and easy and feel like I accomplished something.
Here is my first piston filler, first ink window, first homemade clip, first time turning madreperlato, first Schmidt nib.
This pen was a challenge it seemed like I had to fix mistakes on every part, but I think it turned out OK.
The blank is Coffee with Cream that I think I bought from an IAP member. If so, thanks it is a great looking blank.
I bought the piston filler and the nib from Richard Greenwald.The piston is well made with a brass screw. It comes with instructions for drilling the holes and assembling.
The clip is just some K&S brass bent around pins. I just wanted to see if I could bend the material to shape. In the future I have to give clips some shape. I'm hooked on making clips now too.
Thanks for looking. C & C appreciated.
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There is another first you forgot to mention. First rate.
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Yes, First Rate !! . That is an outstandingly beautiful pen !! . Congratulations !!!
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Great job! That looks really nice. I like the clip.
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I'm getting ready to make my first piston filler and ink window as well. Very nice job!
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Your pen looks great as does the clip. I never could understand a clip-less fountain pen.
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I love it! Very sharp pen!


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Greetings
Thanks for all nice comments. Happy Holidays.


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I enjoy reading about those "first pens" beyond the initial stages of pen turning. This is where I learn - from those who have the beginning experience under their belts and then step out of the box. I have not yet done a kitless pen, but will soon. Reading the mistakes and recovery gives great insight.

Thanks. Great looking pen and clip!
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Glorious Firsts in a Stunning Pen Mike.
Beautiful Choice of Materials, Profile and Proportions,
Superb Fitting and Finishes.
Your Subtle Clip is Magnificent.
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