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Old 03-11-2019, 09:56 AM   #1 (permalink)
 
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Default Tried out a Varita Kit

Tried out the Varita closed end kit, and I really like it. The wife ended up claiming this one as she likes the smaller more compact pens. Though you can make this as long as you like.

The blank is "Four Color Nebula" from Exotic.
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Beaut pen, Kyle !!!
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Nice! I understand that there are no instructions for this kit. What are the dimensions of the pen?
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Nice! I understand that there are no instructions for this kit. What are the dimensions of the pen?
Yeah there are no instructions for it, but it's not bad. You have the cap, nib section, ink, spring, and a butt cap?. The butt cap will press into the tube to create a "stop" for the ink to sit against. Then you just drill out the blank to the length of the tube. Glue in the tube and turn on a closed end mandrel as normal. I think I ended up at just about 12mm thick and I didn't measure the length. I did make it kinda short as the wife claimed it and she likes the smaller lighter pens. I can measure it tonight when I get home.
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Pen looks good. Who sells these kits?
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Pen looks good. Who sells these kits?
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Great blank choice for this kit.
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Great blank choice for this kit.
Thanks, I've used the "Four Color Nebula" now on a couple different pens and its and amazing blank. I'll post the Majestic I did it on later.
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Great blank choice for this kit.
Four Color Nebula on a Majestic

Here is the Majestic I was talking about.
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Nice Pen Kyle,
Excellent Blank, Beautifully Turned Fitted and Finished.
Quite a Unique set of Hardware.
Thank you for Posting it.
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