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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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