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Eversharp Doric Cathay Crumbled End Barrel Successful Repair



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Excellent job. Very impressive.

 

The attention to detail has really paid off and the end result is a testament to your skill and patience.

I'm also glad to see the repair one year down the line, still standing strong!

I love celluloid, it's my favourite pen material. Your project aptly demonstrates its versatility.

 

Congratulations - and thanks for sharing.

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Thank you very much for those comments !

It took a long time to repair this Doric, I think about 3hrs.

Nevertheless before shaping the newly formed celluloid dice I had to let it dry for a long time (more than a week if I remember correctly) to avoid shrinkage on the pen.

This oversized doric was truly worth it.

Its flexible nib leaves thick and juicy downstrokes, a pleasure to write with.

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I appreciate your waiting a year to show us the results. Long term durability and results are important. So many times there is celluloid shrinkage that doesn't become visible until many months have passed. Of the three solvents commonly used, acetone is the one that evaporates the fastest, so that may be why the celluloid didn't shrink. Nice work.

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georges zaslavsky

outstanding :thumbup: :notworthy1:

Pens are like watches , once you start a collection, you can hardly go back. And pens like all fine luxury items do improve with time

 

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Conradandhispens

Awesome job! very tidy work indeed. great to see it repaired and being enjoyed and not chucked in the parts bin like some people (cough cough me cough cough ;) ) sad these pens break like this, all the ones ive come across are always broken.

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Impressive work.

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