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Old 01-17-2010, 06:56 PM   #1 (permalink)
 
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Question Slimline with Parker refill

The Slimline kits seem to be the most flexible to make a variety of customized pens. They use a cross refill, I like the Parker pens because I can use gel refills. The pen feels better with a gel refill. Is there an equivalent to the Slimline with a Parker mechanism?

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thats a good question, one I've wondered about more than a few times myself
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closest i've found is the slimline pro. it has the Parker gel refills, but is a slightly larger version of the slimline. PSI has them.
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Using the slimline pro would limit the possibilities for modifying since the parker refill pens have a less tolerance on the length of the lower barrel. An alternate choice may be to use a gel refill for the parker...I think there is one available...or at least a better ink choice than ball point ink.
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closest i've found is the slimline pro. it has the Parker gel refills, but is a slightly larger version of the slimline. PSI has them.
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The big advantages I see to the Slimline are that the center band can be eliminated if desired, the top can be greatly modified since it is not part of the mechanism, it only needs to turn. I hoped there might be a twist transmission for the Parker, other than the standard one in most kits.
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Really hard to fit a parker style refill into a 7 mm tube ---

8mm tubes allow better choices and larger like cigars use the 10 mm tubes -

8 mm euros with our without centerbands are the parker upgrade from the slimmy ---

Some of the better refills make the slimmy function better too ---
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This one is available from Woodwrite,Ltd. They call it an Executive Slimline and it takes a Parker refill on 7mm tubes. A little larger than a standard size slimline but yet smaller than a Euro. Only available in titanium gold; your choice of black or gold Euro style caps. I've made a few of them and I like them. Makes a different yet nice looking pen.

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Thanks Al,
They look great, that's what I was looking for. Will I have the flexibility to increase the CB diameter if I make my own?

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George - I haven't tried to modify them. The transmission drops down from the top. If you ditch the centerband to increase the diameter, tube length may be an issue. Sorry I can't answer your question.

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This one is available from Woodwrite,Ltd. They call it an Executive Slimline and it takes a Parker refill on 7mm tubes. A little larger than a standard size slimline but yet smaller than a Euro. Only available in titanium gold; your choice of black or gold Euro style caps. I've made a few of them and I like them. Makes a different yet nice looking pen.

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Al, have you made any of the executive slimline pencils? If so, what do you think of them? I've got a possible order for some pencils, and I'd like to find a good quality pencil mechanism.

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