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Diy Fountain Parts?

fountain pens diy barrel

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#1 blaze


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Posted 24 January 2017 - 18:39

Hi everyone,

I am rather new to the world of calligraphy and all the bells and whistles that go with it. I have done tons of research almost a frightful amount. For this past Christmas I got a hinkler complete kit from the book store as a gift. Now these pens are alright and I know they are just cheap beginner pens, however they do have potential. I got to thinking about if it were possible to make/use parts from let's say pens from Staples, Walmart, etc to attach to the grip/nip piece. I have tried scouring the internet to no avail except a headache for too much information. I know silicone lube can make a seal. What I am looking for is any information on factory type/brand store named pens that have the internal threaded barrel which would possibly make up with my pen nibs. I do have four of them. I would prefer a clear barrel though in the end I am willing to try anything.



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Posted 25 January 2017 - 17:39

Hm... tricky. It's possible there is a standard among these things but I kind of doubt it, which would limit you to trial and error. But people here may have a clue; can you provide a picture or else the barrel diameter you are trying to match?


You also have the option of temporarily gluing a barrel on that isn't a perfect fit, or you can use a product like loc-tite thread locker, but this will depend on how often you want to remove the barrel.

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