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    Default Re: Your next pen? Why that pen?

    After getting my Sailor Pro Gear Slim, I thought I was good for a bit. And then I got a Preppy. Followed up by a Conklin Duragraph Orange Nights (poor manís Delta Dolcevita).

    Now Iím gunning for a Lamy 2000 in makrolon with either a fine or extra fine bib.


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    Default Re: Your next pen? Why that pen?

    My next pen was one I planned to make: a dip pen in walnut and brass.

    However it is ridiculously unbalanced, just as I feared.

    So my next pen will attempt to correct this flaw, either by lining a thin brass tube with a lighter material, or by using aluminum for the section, or by using brass only for a trim ring and making a plastic / resin section.

    I have ordered a proper tool rest for the lathe to make it significantly easier to turn the wood part. Also I am waiting on a small boring bar and a few other time saving upgrades.

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    Default Re: Your next pen? Why that pen?

    Quote Originally Posted by azkid View Post
    My next pen was one I planned to make: a dip pen in walnut and brass.

    However it is ridiculously unbalanced, just as I feared.

    So my next pen will attempt to correct this flaw, either by lining a thin brass tube with a lighter material, or by using aluminum for the section, or by using brass only for a trim ring and making a plastic / resin section.

    I have ordered a proper tool rest for the lathe to make it significantly easier to turn the wood part. Also I am waiting on a small boring bar and a few other time saving upgrades.
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    Default Re: Your next pen? Why that pen?

    I really want a Conid Bulkfiller. At their prices itíll take a little bit of saving. My problem is that Iíll find a couple of more affordable pens in the meantime that Iíll buy that will just push the Conid back further. I love demonstrators and the Bulkfiller is the best looking one there is.


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    Default Re: Your next pen? Why that pen?

    Assuming I don't find any more pens needing TLC or in the wild, and I don't find my missing 'blues' Kaweco Art Sport, my choices are coming down to a very few.

    Pelikan m200 demonstrators: Olivine is very tempting. Sort of holding off the superscale temptations of the bigger siblings Vibrant Orange and Stone Garden.

    Platinum 3776 Laurel: very tempting. Would it go well with the Olivine I wonder? Two different takes on translucent green.

    Waterman Liaison ebonite: a pen I really, really want, but I never see it at a price I can afford.

    Needless to say, I'll probably find a good deal on something that's not on this list... I wasn't expecting my two big pen purchases this half-year to be a Bexley and an Edison, but exactly the pens I'd been looking for just happened to come along!

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    Default Your next pen? Why that pen?

    I swore off new pens a couple of months ago, but today I found myself yearning for a 51 Flighter.....then I checked the prices.

    So no, I donít have anything in the works.


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    Default Re: Your next pen? Why that pen?

    Tried a nib-swap on my TWSBI Eco from a Fine to Italic ('borrowed' from a Pilot Plumix). Because SOMEONE inspired me to yearn for a 1.1.

    Did not work. Eco now blobs and leaks. Did what I should have in the first place and ordered a new Eco with 1.1 nib. And now my fingers are DA US Constitution Blue.

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