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Old 06-11-2018, 10:45 PM   #1 (permalink)
 
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Default Favorite Rollerball kit

Got a friend who's done a lot of graphic design work for me, and I want to make him a pen out of some special wood he has. He wants a rollerball that meets the following criteria:

- non-postable
- simple design. He doesn't care for all the filigree and fussiness of fancy pens

I'm leaning toward an Atrax but would love to hear what you've turned that you really like.

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The Atrax platform is what I was going to suggest--I've made many and really like the kit. For the money, it is well made and looks great in an understated conservative way and I like that it has no plastic components showing. I usually go for the chrome but sometimes the gold for woods like BOW. I don't think you can go wrong with it.
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Atrax would be my choice as well.
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Another idea is to make any of the higher-end Jr's with a closed end.
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Agree with the Atrax.
Have also made closed end Zen roller balls which become non postable and will have little bling. Just watch your drilling depths. I did a smaller diameter for the spring same as the cap.
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I would say the George II in rhodium/gold is probably my favorite RB/FP kit. It’s double the cost of the Atrax but it makes a beautiful, clean looking pen without any bling.
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Old 06-12-2018, 10:55 PM   #7 (permalink)
 
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CSU still has non postable jr gents at 25* off
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Thanks for the input, everyone. Looks like my first choice will probably be the best.

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CSU still has non postable jr gents at 25* off
I'm sorry, I'm not familiar with CSU.
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Here it is. They also have it in Titanium Gold.
https://www.woodturnerscatalog.com/p...erball-Pen-Kit
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How about a Shakespeare? Beautifully simple, and shows a lot of wood.
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