Teal acrylic kitless pen

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jalbert

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I recently bought a house, and spent the last couple weeks moving, which unfortunately cut my shop time down, so I've been working on this pen for a while, off and on. I made it from transparent teal acrylic, with Argentium silver trim. One of my friends dubbed it the "mermaid pen," due to the scale motif and ocean-ey color. It's about 5.25" long, capped, and uses a jowo 6 nib.
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magpens

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I love everything about that pen ! ! ! ! ! . :D

Too bad there are not more "superlatives" in the English language . . . I've already used so many, over and over again ! ! !

BTW . . . .

"Nothing Found"

at the "romulus" URL.
 
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Curly

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I always enjoy looking at your pens John.

May I ask about the flat bottomed holes? Most people have the 118º point from the drill bit at the bottom of their holes. You have a nice flat bottom (not you, your pen) in the cap and barrel. Are you using a boring bar with a radiused tip or some other tooling?
Thanks
Pete
 

jalbert

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I always enjoy looking at your pens John.

May I ask about the flat bottomed holes? Most people have the 118º point from the drill bit at the bottom of their holes. You have a nice flat bottom (not you, your pen) in the cap and barrel. Are you using a boring bar with a radiused tip or some other tooling?
Thanks
Pete
Good eye! I use a reamer in the barrel to flatten out the hole, and I use a boring bar inside the cap finial to make that hole flat bottomed.
 

jalbert

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I love everything about that pen ! ! ! ! ! . :D

Too bad there are not more "superlatives" in the English language . . . I've already used so many, over and over again ! ! !

BTW . . . .

"Nothing Found"

at the "romulus" URL.
Oh yea, I shut that down a few years back after I realized how much of a pain in the butt it was to actually try to formalize this into a business of sorts. I guess I should remove that link from my signature
 
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