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post #1 of 13 Old 01-17-2011, 06:07 AM Thread Starter
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First Fountain Pen

I had to give one of these a try!

Woodcraft screw cap fountain pen (#12667) with purple dyed box elder.



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nice pen
i would like to turn a few fountain pens but the kits are a bit pricey
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That one was about $10...

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Did you need a special mandrel or bushings for this? (I've got 7mm drill bits, mandrels and the "slimline" bushings, I expect I'd have to get a few different doodads for the fountain pen kit.)

Really nice job on the pen.

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Does the pen write well? I remember as a kid in school having to use fountain pens for the first few years. The originals had the little lever for filling out of a bottle. The later ones had the little cartridge you put in. Let us know how it works and if it leaks at all.
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Love the look of the fountain pen. You did a great job. Great pictures of the pen as well. The background just suits.
Awesome work.

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Thanks guys, I enjoyed making this one! As for leaks, so far so good! My niece put in the cartridge and went to town with it. For an inexpensive pen it seems to write quite well for me and just feels good in the hand. I can only imagine what an expensive one will feel like when I spend the jack on one of them!

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Excellent work, haven't tried a fountain pen...yet.

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Did you need a special mandrel or bushings for this? (I've got 7mm drill bits, mandrels and the "slimline" bushings, I expect I'd have to get a few different doodads for the fountain pen kit.)

Really nice job on the pen.
Sorry I missed your question first time around. Yes, you do need separate bushings for each style pen but they did fit the 7mm mandrel I have. The hole for the bushings on this particular pen was 3/8".

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Sorry I missed your question first time around. Yes, you do need separate bushings for each style pen but they did fit the 7mm mandrel I have. The hole for the bushings on this particular pen was 3/8".
I do that too ... it's either because I'm too fast or I'm too slow

Does this mean all I'd need are a 3/8" drill bit and the bushings for this type of pen, the rest of the gear is the same as I use for slimline pens?

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That is correct!

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Nice color combo. My only observation is the swirl marks. Is it just the pics? Looks like a nasty one on the cap. What are you using to finish?
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Nice color combo. My only observation is the swirl marks. Is it just the pics? Looks like a nasty one on the cap. What are you using to finish?
There are no swirl marks that aren't the wood grain itself. As for the line in the picture, we're not sure what that was but from what Jake said it happened post finishing (which was medium CA/BLO) when he dropped it while he was showing it off to his mom.

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