Results 1 to 2 of 2

Thread: What can you use to make a pressure bar

  1. #1
    Senior Member jbb's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2013
    Posts
    776
    Thanks
    319
    Thanked 665 Times in 276 Posts
    Rep Power
    9

    Default What can you use to make a pressure bar

    Is there anything you can use to make your own pressure bars? Aluminum? Brass? this: http://www.etsy.com/listing/24187321...ion0=733600266 What gauge wire? Thanks in advance.
    JBBPensPaper an Etsy store

  2. #2
    Senior Member Ron Z's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2019
    Location
    Western Pennsylvania
    Posts
    290
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 584 Times in 211 Posts
    Rep Power
    2

    Default Re: What can you use to make a pressure bar

    The cheap pressure bars are one piece with a ridge stamped down the middle. The good ones have a flat spring, and then a shallow U-channel as the actual pressure bar. The spring itself is best with phosphor bronze or spring steel.

    When I was first starting to repair pens, I used to repair the old pressure bars using the original channel, and a new spring. Once the reproduction replacements became readily available, I quit repairing them or making them, and have never looked back. You invest waste a heck of a lot of time to save 5 bucks.

    Dale Beebe at pentooling.com has quite a selection of sizes and types available.

    Visit Main Street Pens
    A full service pen shop providing professional, thoughtful pen repair....

  3. The Following 5 Users Say Thank You to Ron Z For This Useful Post:

    AzJon (March 18th, 2021), jbb (March 18th, 2021), pajaro (March 20th, 2021), Ray-VIgo (March 19th, 2021), usgs (April 15th, 2021)

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •