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The Faberschneider Frankenloom

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#1 Moxoftritonytes

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Posted 14 August 2013 - 18:54

I bought a Faber-Castell Loom today because I like FC`s pens for their excellent steel nibs from Bock in Heidelberg. The Loom is very nice for a cheap pen, just the weight is something I don`t like for I`m used to writing with mainly lightweight pens.
So what to do?
Find a lighter barrel for the pen. So I rummaged in my box of cheapo fountain pens and found an older Schneider ink spiller with a plastic barrel that not only fit to the Loom`s section but also matched colourwise. The Faberschneider Frankenloom was born:
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The barrel`s threadings fit 100 percent to the threadings of the section, and the outer diameter is the same, as you can see here:
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Here`s a pic of the really excellent Bock nib the Loom has:
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The result of this Doctor Frankenstein operation with pen body parts is a finally light-weight fountain pen with that you can write countless hours without getting tired by a heavy barrel that`s constantly pulling your hand down.
I got the Schneider pen from Aldi. It came in a set of two pens and a pack of cartridges and was sold for 1,99 there.They sell these there twice a year so good luck in finding some.

Greetings,
Moxoftritonytes

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Posted 14 August 2013 - 18:56

Great idea!!



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Posted 14 August 2013 - 21:46

Interesting.

 

Because of the solution, and because of the fact that one person finds ways to make pens lighter, while another (me) is thinking about making pens heavier.

 

 

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#4 Ernst Bitterman

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Posted 14 August 2013 - 22:17

Interesting.

 

Because of the solution, and because of the fact that one person finds ways to make pens lighter, while another (me) is thinking about making pens heavier.

 

 

D.ick

Get one that will carry a pair of international shorts, and fill the second one with mercury  ;)


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Posted 14 August 2013 - 22:39

Get one that will carry a pair of international shorts, and fill the second one with mercury  ;)

Innovative, Dirck. :lticaptd:

 

Drawback is that it will not balance well and give a terrible drag...

 

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#6 Bo Bo Olson

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Posted 14 August 2013 - 22:40

Chinese pens, will do the trick for heavy.


German vintage '50-70 semi-flex stubs and those in oblique give the real thing in On Demand line variation. Modern Oblique is a waste of money for a shadow of line variation. Being too lazy to Hunt for affordable vintage oblique pens, lets you 'hunt' for line variation instead of having it.

www.nibs.com/blog/nibster-writes/nibs-germany & https://www.peter-bo...cts/nib-systems,

 

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