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Old 08-10-2015, 03:31 AM   #1 (permalink)
 
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Default CLICK pen using Rollerball refill

I am looking for a CLICK pen KIT, using a Rollerball refill.

If a kit does not exists, then does any one have plans or specifications for a Click pen and its components that I could see if i can modify.

Commercially Pilot G2 provides this, but I have not found any in the handmade pen market.

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Generally rollerball refills need to be capped.

For your pride to you'd need to either find a special roller ink or use the g2.

There us mi stick kit. You'd have to modify something.
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Hi Peter, hewunch shared a great tutorial on this very topic. You can adapt it to any refill you want to use, just adjust the length and hole diameter to fit your needs:

http://content.penturners.org/librar...ssclickpen.pdf
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I have made them using an 8mm tube and the Schmidt CLick mechanism. A larger tube like the 3/8 would be easier. There was only one draw back to using the Schmidt mechanism and that was the travel of the refill. It works ok but it doesnt retract very far into the pen. Meaning that pocket lint or shirt material etc coming in contact with the refill tip led to a very big mess quickly. perhaps some of the other mechanisms from a kit may work better.
Because part of the roller ball experience is the spring in the back which gives the refill a cushion when writing I ended up using a reg roller ball spring in the back and a regular ball point spring in the front.
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