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jalbert

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I finished this up today. It is a fountain pen made from vintage cellulose acetate and argentium silver. I fabricated all trim from wire and sheet stock. The pen is about 5” long capped, so it’s nice and compact for carrying around. I began this pen months back, and somehow it got lost along the wayside. I just found it again and decided to to make some trim so I could finish it up. It uses a Bock #6 nib, and while the pen is a short over all length, it can fit a full size converter in it. I don’t remember all the thread sizes because I’ve since changed them, but this was one of the last pens I used single start threads on.
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An absolutely gorgeous fountain pen. It has been a pleasure to see your work evolve. The combination of that particular celluloid and silver look great together. May I ask how you solder the pieces together? Thank you for showing! :) Doc
 

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An absolutely gorgeous fountain pen. It has been a pleasure to see your work evolve. The combination of that particular celluloid and silver look great together. May I ask how you solder the pieces together? Thank you for showing! :) Doc
Standard silver soldering technique using a Smith “Little Torch” running propane and oxygen, with argentium solder. Typically use a third hand type clamp to keep things in alignment while soldering
 
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Kcimdrib

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Stunning Pen you could call yourself a Silversmith. I would not have the skills to complete anything as good as this. I would consider myself to be a basic Pen Turner but one day who knows.
Well done.
 

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Stunning Pen you could call yourself a Silversmith. I would not have the skills to complete anything as good as this. I would consider myself to be a basic Pen Turner but one day who knows.
Well done.
I don’t know if I’d go so far to say I’m a silversmith, but thanks! There’s a lot to learn still, and even though I studied jewelry design, I’ve got a lot of catching up to do.
 

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I don’t know if I’d go so far to say I’m a silversmith, but thanks! There’s a lot to learn still, and even though I studied jewelry design, I’ve got a lot of catching up to do.
Great pen anyway obviously your studies were not wasted.
 
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