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I am a long time fountain pen user from Utrecht in the Netherlands. Until some three years ago I used one fountain pen which got replaced with a new one when it broke down. Now I have a few more and enjoy having inked up more pens than advised with different inks and writing with these different pens and colors. During the pandemic and the lock downs, I turned myself to repairing my first fountain pen, a button filler that belonged to my grandma. And I took the next step by making a fountain pen by hand out of raw resin and using a lathe.

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Welkom! I'm curious to know if you plan to keep making pens now. 

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Hello and welcome to FPN.

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Hello, and welcome - what a great leap to take. I'd love a lathe... :)

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Welcome to FPN, @MvE! :)  Sounds like you're really branching out and enjoying the variety this hobby offers! Glad you've joined us.

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On 5/15/2022 at 12:49 PM, DvdRiet said:

Welkom! I'm curious to know if you plan to keep making pens now. 

Yes, I'll make at least one next fountain pen; by coincidence I have planned to experiment next Saturday with  resin and colors in preperation for making the whole bar from which the pen will be turned later on.

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On 5/15/2022 at 4:02 PM, mizgeorge said:

Hello, and welcome - what a great leap to take. I'd love a lathe... :)

Thanks. I don't own a lathe, neither have the space for it. But a good friend does and he appreciated it that I have worked with his lathe, under his supervision of course, for the first time in 20 years of friendship. With very good help, a lot of patience, quite some failures and starting over and a bit of accuracy it is actually not so hard... but it took me a lot of time.

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On 5/15/2022 at 11:07 AM, MvE said:

I am a long time fountain pen user from Utrecht in the Netherlands. Until some three years ago I used one fountain pen which got replaced with a new one when it broke down. Now I have a few more and enjoy having inked up more pens than advised with different inks and writing with these different pens and colors. During the pandemic and the lock downs, I turned myself to repairing my first fountain pen, a button filler that belonged to my grandma. And I took the next step by making a fountain pen by hand out of raw resin and using a lathe.

Welcome MvE! I'm in Ireland, and glad to have another member from Europe, to help balance out the forum. A lot of the pen stores I order from are in the Netherlands.

 

BTW, I was in Utrecht a few years back, at an academic conference. A lovely city indeed.

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Dag, mijnheer! Welcome to FPN!

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On 5/18/2022 at 4:49 PM, mhwombat said:

Welcome MvE! I'm in Ireland, and glad to have another member from Europe, to help balance out the forum. A lot of the pen stores I order from are in the Netherlands.

 

BTW, I was in Utrecht a few years back, at an academic conference. A lovely city indeed.

A lovely city indeed. For me it’s been too long since I visited Ireland… seems I have to sooth it with listening to some of my favorite artists who’re from Ireland.  

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