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Old 11-10-2017, 09:06 AM   #11 (permalink)
 
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I know what you mean about the Bock #5 -- I just got through making one and it's right on the cusp of having to start over because the housing only just locks in place.

They are such close tolerances, I sometimes amaze myself that I'm able to make them with a wood lathe

That said -- I still wouldn't buy a ready made section and claim to have built a kitless pen.
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Not a big fan of metal grip sections myself. Also look to be a little on the long side which limits your design options. I guess, all things considered, I'd just as soon make my own.

Maybe if you switched to Jowo life would be better. I've done so, but can't say for sure since it's been a while since I've done a #5.

They are nicely done though.

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I was thinking the same thing about not being kitless. Always nice to have options though!
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Lewis,

You've Hijacked your own thread!!:big grin:

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Maybe if you switched to Jowo life would be better. I've done so, but can't say for sure since it's been a while since I've done a #5.
For the most part, I have switched to JoWo, but the client requested a gold nib. MeisterNibs doesn't have gold JoWo #5 nibs listed, so I went to Beaufort for a Bock #5 14K.

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To be fair, we've been helping ...
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you can make your own section from black ebonite, or acrylic, have even used juma or derlin before , itís probally easier then trying to fit a proprietary section and a lot cheaper as your going to burn through a few tryís before get the fit right , can but taps for jowo 5ís or 6ís from http://edisonpen.com/fountain-nibs-2 for material lots of places to get rod, have even bough from pool cue making suppliers https://www.cuestik.com/store/?DEPARTMENT_ID=231


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you can make your own section ... itís probally easier then trying to fit a proprietary section
Of course -- but if somebody asks me to make a barrel and cap to fit the section they own, I'll try to do it for them.

Wouldn't you?
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I currently make sections out of all types of material and have taps for #5 and #6 bock and jowo as well as the full compliment of triple start taps and dies.

I've never used a Parker Duofold, but it seems that many people feel the nib is very special. A lot of people won't use bock and jowo nibs at all. The following for "fantasy" duofolds is quite impressive. They want the writing experience but prefer a particular material or design it seems.

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you can make your own section from black ebonite, or acrylic, have even used juma or derlin before , itís probally easier then trying to fit a proprietary section and a lot cheaper as your going to burn through a few tryís before get the fit right , can but taps for jowo 5ís or 6ís from Edison Pen Co – Fountain Nibs for material lots of places to get rod, have even bough from pool cue making suppliers https://www.cuestik.com/store/?DEPARTMENT_ID=231


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I currently make sections out of all types of material and have taps for #5 and #6 bock and jowo as well as the full compliment of triple start taps and dies.

I've never used a Parker Duofold, but it seems that many people feel the nib is very special. A lot of people won't use bock and jowo nibs at all. The following for "fantasy" duofolds is quite impressive. They want the writing experience but prefer a particular material or design it seems.

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you can make your own section from black ebonite, or acrylic, have even used juma or derlin before , itís probally easier then trying to fit a proprietary section and a lot cheaper as your going to burn through a few tryís before get the fit right , can but taps for jowo 5ís or 6ís from Edison Pen Co Ė Fountain Nibs for material lots of places to get rod, have even bough from pool cue making suppliers https://www.cuestik.com/store/?DEPARTMENT_ID=231


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True that. Once you move into that echelon of pen turning, you get some crazy requests. I could make an album with all the "fantasy" and tribute pens I've done.
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