Dodecahedral tortoise fountain pen

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jalbert

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Here is a pen I finished this weekend, which was an order from a friend. They basically gave me the nib, told me a material they wanted (tortoiseshell acetate) and said to have fun and surprise them. In continuing with my exploration of facets, I decided to make a pen with a 12 sided cross section in the center of the barrel and cap, tapering to a hexagon at each end of the barrel and cap. I made the clip from argentium silver. The nib is a Pelikan m800 nib. To get around the issue of standard converters being incompatible with Pelikan nibs, I opted to make my own integrated syringe style converter. Over all length is around 5.25”. Cap threads are 12.5x 2mm double start. Section threads are 10x.5mm.
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John, great looking pen, awesome design and blank. Does the piston filler rod stay extended when it’s screwed back into the body? How easy is it to make? I assume you dip the entire nib to fill?

Great pen!



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Stunning pen, John !!! . The 12-sided faceting is absolutely spectacular. . I have never before seen anything like this.
I greatly admire your work, which always sets such a very high bar.

In particular, I note that you have complied with the suggestions you made (Post #2) when commenting on another person's thread here :

 
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jalbert

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John, great looking pen, awesome design and blank. Does the piston filler rod stay extended when it’s screwed back into the body? How easy is it to make? I assume you dip the entire nib to fill?

Great pen!



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1.yes, otherwise all the ink would be forced out as you screw the section in
2. Depends how adept you are at threading little things
3. Yes
 

jalbert

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Stunning pen, John !!! . The 12-sided faceting is absolutely spectacular. . I have never before seen anything like this.
I greatly admire your work, which always sets such a very high bar.

In particular, I note that you have complied with the suggestions you made (Post #2) when commenting on another person's thread here :

I try to adhere to my basic design principles
 
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