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  1. Gregory Hardy

    Fitting Rings

    Hi, folks. I am looking for some entry-level guidance. I want to learn more about fitting rings on bodies and caps of kitless pens. I have ideas of how one "might" do it. I'm just not willing to entirely reinvent the wheel today. Any help/advice/suggestions would be greatly appreciated...
  2. Racer3770

    My First Kitless

    First things first: A huge shout out to MRedburn! I messaged him with several questions and he was incredibly helpful. Thanks again! This is my first attempt at a kitless pen. I made the blank using alumilite and pearl ex powders. The nib is a #6 Jowo stub from Meisternibs. I used a 9MM X...
  3. S

    Getting into kitless fountain pens

    I would like to get into kitless Fountain pens, could anyone help me with what exactly I need for the whole process? What materials would you recommend? Tips on making the pen would be helpful too. Thank you in advance - Sebastian
  4. C

    First Bulb Filler Kitless Fountain pen

    Hello everyone, I got quite comfortable making kit less and decided i wanted to make something other than a cartridge converter pen. I had this Butterscotch acrylic laying around and ended up making this pen. Pen works well and fills smoothly. Holds right at 3ml of ink so it has a very large...
  5. C

    Another Kitless, Alumilite Lava Explosion #03

    Just finished this one up last night. Was going to keep it but going to part with it! #6 Jowo 1.1 stub nib writes great!
  6. budnder

    First Kitless

    Well, it's my first if I don't count a few aborts trying to figure out the process.. :smile: Body is a alumilite water clear with Mica powder swirled in and cast in a PVC tube. Section is Delrin. I filled the divots from turning between centers on each end with red epoxy. Nib is a #5 Jowo...
  7. C

    Collet chuck versus jawed chuck

    Hello everyone, I am interested in getting some opinions on advanced pen making specific to if purchasing a good collet chuck, similar to a Beall or a PSI, versus a jawed chuck like a Nova G3. This will be a dedicated set up on a smaller lathe for making fountain pens without the use of...
  8. JPMcConnel

    Custom Kitless Pens in Purple and Gold Flexigran

    It had been a while since I posted pictures of fountain pens I have completed. This pair is done in purple and gold Flexigran, but different in style. Neither pen has a clip because clips were not desired. On the smaller pen with the rounded finials, I worked with Bob Dupras to come up with a...
  9. JPMcConnel

    Kitless Fountain Pen in in Red Cumberland Ebonite w/ Black Finials

    Ebonite is a classic material for fountain pens. I decided to make a rather conservative style pen, using red cumberland with black ebonite finials, to see how well it turned out from a color perspective. I liked it so much I have since acquired Japanese cumberland in reddish pink, straw color...
  10. JPMcConnel

    Kitless Fountain Pen in Autumn Flexigran and Italian Urushi Resin

    I designed this fountain pen in Autumn Flexigran and Italian Urushi red resin (both from Richard Greenwald) as more of a desk pen. It is 6.5" long and does not post, nor does it have a clip. I find the pens I gravitate to are a little longer and have a tapered body so they fit nicely in the area...
  11. JPMcConnel

    Kitless Fountain Pen in Cerulean Italian Resin for a Lady

    I had some real nice Cerulean Italian resin I picked up from Richard Greenwald and decided to make a smaller fountain pen for a lady. Because it was for a lady (and I don't much care for clips on fountain pens) it is designed to go into a leather scabbard for safekeeping in a purse. I like the...
  12. drgoretex

    Flamed Cane: applying fly rod building techniques to pen making

    Hello folks. Been a while since I posted, so I thought I would put a few pics of things I've been up to lately. Flamed cane fountain pen with garnet thread wrap Before falling headlong into pen making, I used to (and still do occasionally) build fly fishing rods - both graphite and bamboo...
  13. S

    Turning Kitless

    I'm at the stage that I'm considering an attempt at kitless. I have done some research and have a question (I hope this is not one of those stupid questions.) Is it reasonable to attempt kitless pens on a wood lathe? In my research I continually encounter phrases that lead me to think most...
  14. Lenny

    My 1st kitless pen

    I started out just wanting to experiment with the M12 x .8 triple start tap and die I purchased in the recent group buy. I grabbed a couple short lengths of left over PR I had cast ....I chose it because I wasn't crazy about it, so no great loss if it got ruined. :biggrin: Making the cap to...
  15. azamiryou

    Sterling and Malachite (kitless)

    7mm twist pen in walnut with solid sterling nose, centerband, and clip/finial with real malachite cabs in the clip. The nose is by Michael Redurn, the centerband and clip are by me. This is my first "success" at silversmithing parts for a pen, so it's far from perfect. Nevertheless, I'm kind...
  16. W

    Kitless Pen Thread Pitch

    I'm going to start my first kitless or semi-kitless pen this weekend, and was wondering what thread pitch a few items were. I saw on another thread that the El Grande nib is 10x1. If anyone can confirm this, that would be great. The other thing I'd like some confirmation on is the fountain...
  17. ldb2000

    Just another cigar pen

    This is my entry for the penmakers challenge that Dennis (Soligen) is running in the advanced penmakers forum . If you haven't checked it out , you should . Make a pen and join in the fun . It is a kitless cigar pen . It's made with some Mesquite and a cigar tube and transmission . I got the...
  18. KDM

    Almost kit-free (pen 5)

    This is another step closer to a kit-free pen. Mahogany again (whatever, I like it and I have loads of it). It's another twister, based on a slimline transmission. The top twists to reveal the dangerous end. The interesting bit about this pen is that rather than having a decorative band...
  19. ldb2000

    My first Piston filler FP w/ink window

    This is my first piston filler Fountain pen . It is made with a Schmidt piston filler front section and some Black crushed velvet . I cheated on this one a little , the filler body has threads for both the body and grip for the front section but they are odd sizes (there's a surprise...
  20. ldb2000

    Paua Abalone Telesto

    This is one of my Telesto kitless pens made with Paua Abalone shell cast in PR . The pictures don't do this one justice . I wish I could figure out how to photo bright shiny shell pens . I used "AAA" grade Paua Abalone shell for this one , it cost more but worth every bit . I used the wire clip...
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