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Hi, I was tinkering with a cap and needed a quick tool to grab the inner cap and hold it in place while turning the tassie. The junk box is an endless source of inspiration for me, and this time was no different. Basically, I needed something that could be expanded into a hole and then turned (or held in place while turning the hole), and a wall anchor immediately called out to me. The anchor was too short, of course, but that's what I needed: some semi-rigid material that I could expand at will. Next stop, the kitchen. Chopsticks! I carved one so that it could fit inside the cap, bu
I was trying to clean the inside of the cap of my Lamy 27n. The cap is the double lamination steel version. However, I pressed the side of the cap against the edge of my table using too much force thus created a stripe shaped dent. I tried to restore it using a mandrel of similar shape of the cap. The mandrel was inserted into the cap and gently hammered on top. I also used a steel bar to press the dented surface with the mandrel inside. To my surprise, because of the elasticity of the steel, unlike the gold filled or sterling silver cap, the dent could not be restored. I will be really gratef
Good afternoon! On several of my Parker 61s (and some 51s too) the shells (hoods) are scratched with many fine scratches. These would appear to be coming from contact of the shell with the spring clutch in the cap that holds the cap in place. I can probably polish these scratches out, but I want to stop (or at least minimize) them. Would polishing the inside surface of the clutch spring help the situation? Should I just learn to live with the scratches? I can, but it will bother me. Any thoughts are appreciated. Tom C.