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Old 11-26-2018, 03:37 PM   #1 (permalink)
 
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Is there a way to create and design our own pen kit? If yes, is there company that makes them? Not sure if my question is clear, my english is not so good... ;)
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Yes there’s a way. Silver Pen Parts You can select various parts and make up your own or you can work with Mike on the design and he will cast the parts so it is totally unique to you. It will cost more than mass production kits but that’s the trade off for something special.
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Yes thereís a way. Silver Pen Parts You can select various parts and make up your own or you can work with Mike on the design and he will cast the parts so it is totally unique to you. It will cost more than mass production kits but thatís the trade off for something special.
That's the only company that does that?
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To the best of my knowledge, yes.

Now you could go to Daycom or their Chinese equivalents and work with them to bring out a new kit but my gut tells ma that will cost a frelling fortune. Farscape anyone? ;)

Or you can design your own and find a CNC machining business locally that wants to do it here but again it will be very costly.

Your only other option is to go the kilts/custom pen route and make your own pens pretty much from scratch, just buying the nib and feeds, refill and spring along with clickers or twist mechanisms. The last is much more labour intensive making it hard to compete with the kits. If you are really good you can develop your clientele over time and enjoy some success that way.
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We tried that at our local chapter with a local machinist but nothing ever came of it.
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Is there a way to create and design our own pen kit? If yes, is there company that makes them? Not sure if my question is clear, my english is not so good... ;)
Not enough kits on the market for you hea?? Man with the ton of kits out there surely there is something you like. Pete gave you the options available and the last one being go kitless and have at it there are a ton of threads here in this forum discussing kitless pens. You can even take it beyond and show us something new. Be creative and that is why you posted in the ADVANCED pen making forum.
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I have combined pieces from different kits to get different looks, too.


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Is there a way to create and design our own pen kit? If yes, is there company that makes them? Not sure if my question is clear, my english is not so good... ;)
Not enough kits on the market for you hea?? Man with the ton of kits out there surely there is something you like. Pete gave you the options available and the last one being go kitless and have at it there are a ton of threads here in this forum discussing kitless pens. You can even take it beyond and show us something new. Be creative and that is why you posted in the ADVANCED pen making forum.
Honestly, I don't know if your message is full of sarcasm because you consider that not making kitless pen means that you're not an advanced pen maker. I was just asking a question trying to get informations and new possibilities. Not to be "ridiculed".

Anyway, I know there's a lot of pen kits on the market and I like (and made) a lot of them. The objective of my question was more to find a way of create a unique "Signature pen" for my company that I'll be the only one to have...

Thanks to people that gave me options rather to laugh at me.
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Something like this? I made the parts from brass, and had them Rhodium plated. I'm not a company, and not sure I want to ever make another one. I don't know of a company that can produce what you are looking for. But this pen and others came to mind as I read your post. Good luck!
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Something like this? I made the parts from brass, and had them Rhodium plated. I'm not a company, and not sure I want to ever make another one. I don't know of a company that can produce what you are looking for. But this pen and others came to mind as I read your post. Good luck!
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