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I made a couple of sisters/brothers this week

I made a couple of sisters/brothers this week

Sometimes its fun to take what would otherwise be ordinary material and try to make an extraordinary result.  I wanted to make a red pen and not necessarily a plain red pen.  So I got this really cool shimmery black blank and made a red pen and an opposing black pen in identical styles with opposing colors on their respective parts.  It might just be easier to look at the picture :).  I have also been working on Nib grinding.  I don't know if you can see above, but I ground a broad nib to a cursive italic.  I have...

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I'm working on figuring out how to do skinny pens.

I'm working on figuring out how to do skinny pens.

As I try to improve the quality of my pens it seems like the most important ingredient is feedback from the fountain pen community at large.  With this in mind I did an informal survey on facebook and I feel like I got a lot of good information.   I learned that people don't always like the crazy flamboyant colors found on some of the alumilite and acrylic blanks I like to use.  Sometimes people just want a nice conservative colored well made smooth writing pen.  I have a couple that will fit this bill in the works right now.  I...

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3 New Pens Up

3 New Pens Up

  Got 3 new pens made this weekend.  They are all similar in style.  All are medium sized and make great carry around pens.  I have been experimenting with styles lately and have started getting attached to a small pointed finial detail on both ends of the pen.  All the pens I just finished have this detail.  I hope to come out with some actual named models of pen soon.  I have been making them however I feel for the past 10 years.  I think its time to start having standard models that I can offer.  It will also make...

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Adding Ballpoint pens to the mix.

Adding Ballpoint pens to the mix.

I originally designed this store to be a way to showcase my custom fountain pens that I make.  The problem is that I like to make ALOT of different things in general.  I also really enjoy making ballpoint pens.  As of today you will find an ever increasing selection of ballpoint pens that I will also offer for sale.  I can't help it,  the one thing I love about kit pens is the variety of wood that you can use to make them.  I still enjoy using acrylic and resins, but there is nothing like the feel of a wood...

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Gearing up for Christmas

Gearing up for Christmas

I spent quite a bit of time this weekend making pens.  I got 2 done in Conway Stewart acrylic that both turned out pretty cool.  I did one other pen in a Green Flecked acrylic this is understated, but turned out much better than I originally thought it would.  I hope to be adding a couple of pens per week going into the Christmas season and, as always, I will be available for special orders too.  I have been experimenting in my spare time with a completely made from scratch plunger filling system.  I am not quite ready to put...

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