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Kcimdrib

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My fist attempt at a Fountain Pen. The wood is Olive the kit a Kappa. Probably not the best kit to start with. The instructions coverd 3 pen types and not the easiest to follow to many bits and pieces for me. Also struggled with grain match. But its a fountain pen and my first.
I would much appreciate you comments please.
 

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GuyOwen

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you did a really good job the wood looks amazing. all kits are easy once you figure out which part goes where and dont be stressed about the grain matching its hard to match when the pen has 2 threads you need to match is to and it still looks good. you could be a bit close to the bushings.
 

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you did a really good job the wood looks amazing. all kits are easy once you figure out which part goes where and dont be stressed about the grain matching its hard to match when the pen has 2 threads you need to match is to and it still looks good. you could be a bit close to the bushings.
Thank you Guy I will attempt another but I did find it difficult I probably made it so but you've got to try.
 

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ill buy the same kit as you and make a post on how it turned out for me (no pun intended just how i talk) send me a PM or something like that or even a reply with the name of the kit.
 

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ill buy the same kit as you and make a post on how it turned out for me (no pun intended just how i talk) send me a PM or something like that or even a reply with the name of the kit.
It's a T M Kappa kit Taylor Mirfield sure its available in the US. Look forward to seeing your efforts.
 

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T M Kappa kit Taylor Mirfield
can you let me know a website to buy it i checked PSI, WC, EB, WT, DI. haven found it (Penn state Industries, Wood Craft, Exotic Blanks, Woodturningz, Dayacom.) if you are looking for some of my work im on instagram under @owen_guy_of_pen_making.
 

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I have a little trick I use to align the grain. When you are assembling it, screw the nib into its cap housing then push together by hand. After that you can press it home in whatever method you chose.
 

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Its a UK site Taylor Mirfield going to be a bit expensive to ship to the US it cost me £20. But you can convert into a Rollerball pen all in the kit.
Hope this helps.
 

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I have a little trick I use to align the grain. When you are assembling it, screw the nib into its cap housing then push together by hand. After that you can press it home in whatever method you chose.
Good tip now why didn't I think of that.
 

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@GuyOwen

Here is a link to that pen kit on the Taylors Mirfield website in UK ....

 

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can you let me know a website to buy it i checked PSI, WC, EB, WT, DI. haven found it (Penn state Industries, Wood Craft, Exotic Blanks, Woodturningz, Dayacom.) if you are looking for some of my work im on instagram under @owen_guy_of_pen_making.
Sorry Guy I'm an old fashioned fellow don't do social media know nothing about Instagram. I am probably missing out on things but I've reached 76 without it.
Both my kids and grand children think I'm a Dinosaur but I am not extinct yet.
 
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