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Old 06-21-2009, 07:09 PM   #1 (permalink)
 
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I made this for my 12-yr old daughter after she showed interest in some fountain pens I made for her aunt. My daughter is a lefty, and writes with the pen near vertical, so I don't know how well she'll adapt to a fountain pen, so I made this as a convertible rollerball -- the spring is glued in the finial with a silicone glue. She picked the blank for this one.



The photo is out of focus at the nib end, but the colors look pretty close on my monitor. One day I'll set up something better, and maybe actually read my camera manual.....

As always, comments / critiques are welcome.
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that is a classy looking pen ... where is the blank from?
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Great looking !Just gotta love them at that age wanting a F/P. She's gonna make all her classmates jealous. Pivate reserve makes a Quick dry ink thats great for us lefties.
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Very nice pen! I'll bet she is proud.
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That is a great looking pen and I am sure she will be well pleased with it. You brought out a great pattern for the pen.
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Beautiful FP! I'm sure she is really going to enjoy every minute of it! There are a lot of great calligraphers who are "lefties."
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Very very nice!
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Great pen, bet she loves it.
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Thanks for the great comments. She's been after me for a long time to make her a pen. Now that she has one, I expect shel'll be just like my wife, and start collecting them when I'm not looking.

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that is a classy looking pen ... where is the blank from?
I'm pretty sure this blank came from Woodcraft, or maybe Klingspors - likely woodcraft. I'm lucky with a Woodcraft, Klingspors, Harbor Freight, Northern Tool, and Wholesale Tool within about 20 miles of where I work.


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Great looking !Just gotta love them at that age wanting a F/P. She's gonna make all her classmates jealous. Pivate reserve makes a Quick dry ink thats great for us lefties.
She's already complained about the ink we bought her -- it was a Private Reserve cartridge - some purple color - but not a fast enough drying ink. We bought cartridges because she was going to be flying with it, and I didn't want to test the theory on leaking fountain pens during flight. I'm a lefty too, and I find that PR ebony green is fast enough for my writing style. What colors have you found to be the fastest drying inks from PR?
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