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#21 SoulSamurai

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Posted 01 November 2018 - 19:30

floating piston with non-return ball valve and seat.

I am intrigued! Good luck!

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#22 Ben Looijesteijn

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Posted 29 November 2018 - 23:23

Hi Rob,
I received the crescent filler today. Man you are an artist. I'm very impressed. Not only with the construction, but with the design and writing quality as well! I'm proud to use it at the office.
Now it's my turn to try impress you. Wait and see...
Thanks again,
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#23 YPwalt

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Posted 05 December 2018 - 11:57

Very infrequent poster and relative newbie, but had to just say ...thank you... for your work. These are amazing examples of thinking outside the box!!!!!!!!!

 

Look forward to seeing more.



#24 PENRob

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Posted 08 December 2018 - 18:52

Hoi Ben, I finally found your enthousiast reply, I 'm happy you enjoy her... yes, the promise was my challenge to impress ! :0)

It's an nice example of cross cooperation, co-thinking and 1+1=3

Looking forward as well to your parcel and to continue...

 

To YPwalt, thanks as well for the compliment, late bloomer indeed @58 but surfing on a huge experience "Fountainbel" platform to learn from and being supported by.

 

In the meantime I finished the "hollow piston rodfiller", so that the piston can be pushed back trough the ink after filling, There is a flow trough the piston, hope you can understand from the pictures. A ball valve blocks back-flow when pushing down and shut-off whan closed. However it need still some improvement from small leak on the top seal package. Enjoy and find out...

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#25 amberleadavis

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Posted 09 December 2018 - 07:44

PenRob, that is a very exciting pen.


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#26 SoulSamurai

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Posted 09 December 2018 - 12:45

Awesome, it looks great! I don't quite understand the details of how it works, but I think I get the gist of it. Perhaps you could record a video of how it fills to make things clearer?



#27 Nikolaos

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Posted 17 December 2018 - 14:13

As a big fan of demonstrator pens, I got to say your work is truly remarkable!!!  I have been going back and forth to your thread checking each pen out, over and over!

 

Nikolaos



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Posted 18 December 2018 - 19:39

Thank you Nikolaos, I'm happy you enjoy them... complexity or simplicity both challenge.

The idea is simple too and the final succesful result after rethinking, restarting, setbacks and supporting comments... is satisfying !

 

This one came-up "for fun" to find a non existing way to push back the piston rod after filling...  I admit, its rather complex but nice to see.

And I agree for rod systems the Vac-fill by Sheaffer/TWSBI... or Conid way is easier and more preferable !

 

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#29 Driften

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Posted 05 March 2019 - 03:52

What material are you using to make the pens? I was looking to make some demonstrators and thought about using cast acrylic rods, but if there is something better...



#30 KaB

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Posted 05 March 2019 - 05:51

Hi Rob,

 

Congrats on turning pens into demontrators. If and when you continue on posting these, could you also add a pic of the original pen you started with before the make-over? 


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#31 Aysedasi

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Posted 21 March 2019 - 21:48

Terrific work, looking forward to seeing more!  :)



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Posted 22 March 2019 - 05:35

Yes, please keep sharing your beautiful creations.


Fountain pens are my preferred COLOR DELIVERY SYSTEM (in part because crayons melt in Las Vegas).

 

Want to get a special letter / gift from me, then create a Ghostly Avatar  

 

Participate in the newest Inky TODs: 

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#33 PENRob

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Posted 01 May 2019 - 19:59

Hi dear penfriends and followers,

Sorry for my delayed reply"s, I am not so vain to look everyday...

 

- To Driften, indeed it's casted acrylic, drawn has more internal stress which may result in cracking afterwords even already during machining you already experince the more britle character. Better.., not as afar as I know, different colors, yes, but better....? I am planning Carbon, aluminum, celluloids...as well, but this remain the "demonstrator" post !

 

- To Kab, sure good idea, tomorrow I get you the Duofold !

 

- To all, many thanks for your interest and encouraging support, definately to be continued

   Reason of break is wintertime, lath is in the garage... But I'm working to be independent from season !


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#34 Boris-Ludwig

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Posted 02 May 2019 - 00:20

Great thread. Thanks for sharing.



#35 PENRob

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Posted 02 May 2019 - 07:09

Hi KaB, as promised the deducted demonstrator pen's, Parker Duofold, Jade and black

A complete real Big Red I Still don't have, at least as it was canibalised to make the demonstrator... :0)

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#36 fountainbel

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Posted 02 May 2019 - 10:38

Bravo, well done Rob !

Francis 



#37 KaB

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Posted 03 May 2019 - 05:33

nice!


fpn_kab_tsuki_yo_most_boring_212x150.gif  Current rotation: home: Lamy Al-star 1.5, GvFC Moss Green; Lamy Vista 1.1, Diamine Oxblood; Sheaffer Touchdown 0.6, Sailor Kin-Mokusei

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#38 PENRob

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Posted 18 August 2019 - 08:54

Hi all, today I can share my latest realisation, so happy, satisfied !

 

Read more...

http://www.fountainp...anc-visualised/

 

Coming up on request... "Stylomine 303" demonstrator, also "Pelikan 100, "Geha"... or any original proposal !

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#39 SoulSamurai

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Posted 18 August 2019 - 14:53

Perhaps I've misunderstood, but it sounds like you're asking for suggestions?

#40 PENRob

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Posted 01 September 2019 - 11:51

Yes SoulSamurai, indeed sugestions are welcome !

For the moment a quick post from the promised Full demo 149, followed by a Conklin demo I finished this morning...

 

Read more...

http://www.fountainp...anc-visualised/

http://www.fountainp...-replica/page-2

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