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    Beufort nib sections

    I'm trying to get my head round nib sections and the use of.
    I have looked on Beuforts site at the nib sections are these just upgrades for the Beaufort range of pens. I want to fit a better nib section into a pen that is not one of beuforts range. I bougt one which I assumed would fit a standard kit but it is no were near. The taps are pen threads standard across the range of kits. I would like to make a kitless pen but I dont know enough about the subject to know were to start.


     
     
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    I fitted one of beauforts ink pumps to one of the pens I want to upgrade what a difference. So much better than the original.

     
     
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    I wonder if you actually mean "section" Dave, or if your mean "nib housing"

    The section is the component part of the pen at the front end, that holds the black nib housing. It's an integral part of the pen (or pen kit) and is something you wouldn't change. The nib housing (the small black threaded tube that holds the nib and the feed) screws directly into the section. I can see that your ordered a nib the other day in a kit compatible housing, but I can't spot that you've ordered a section.

    Kit compatible housings fit into a large number of pen kits, including (but not only) the Beaufort Ink ones, but they don't fit every kit out there I'm afraid. It's possible though, to swap the nib itself into the existing housing of a kit in instances where a kit compatible housing doesn't fit. Can you tell me what the kit is please, and I might be able to give you some pointers.

    The ready made sections on the Beaufort Ink website are intended for kitless pen makers. A section is quite a complicated part to make from first principles, particularly if you're just starting out on the kitless journey, so a lot of makers prefer to buy one ready made, to save a lot of bother. They are a sort of half way house between and kit and kitless for custom makers, but they can't be used for changing the section on a pen kit, (I'm not sure why someone would want to do that anyway) and the threading inside is for a Bock housing, not a kit compatible hosing.

    I hope that helps
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    Thanks for the reply. If you make a kitless pen am I right in thinking you use the taps to cut a thread in the blank once its been drilled to hold the nib section. Fitting one of your pumps to the kit has solved my problem. Previously I could not get the ink cartridge to work.

     
     
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    I have been watching some videos on youtube on making kitless pens. Interesting.

     
     
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    Quote Originally Posted by alpha1 View Post
    Thanks for the reply. If you make a kitless pen am I right in thinking you use the taps to cut a thread in the blank once its been drilled to hold the nib section. Fitting one of your pumps to the kit has solved my problem. Previously I could not get the ink cartridge to work.
    Yep, that's correct. If you're making the section yourself, you need a female thread within it to take the housing, you need a male thread at the back end of it to screw into the pen body, a corresponding female thread inside the body to take the section, and then a male thread on the outside of the body to take the cap (which obviously corresponds to a female thread inside the cap)
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    I notice you sell various sizes of taps and die sets. What dictates the size you would use. How do you decide which set to go for. Are there places you can get mandrels etc from or do you make you own.

     
     

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