yet another first

User Tag List

Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 12
Results 11 to 13 of 13

Thread: yet another first

  1. #11
    Join Date
    Aug 2014
    Location
    County Durham
    Posts
    10,154
    Post Thanks / Like
    Real Name
    Bill
    Mentioned
    22 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    A very nice pen Nigel. A pen to be proud of.

    If it looks right it usually is! My namesake
    BLIND VETERANS UKhttps://www.facebook.com/blindveteransuk?ref=ts&fref=ts
    http://www.blindveterans.org.uk

     
     
  2. Thanks waterbuffalo thanked for this post
  3. #12
    Join Date
    Sep 2021
    Location
    Plymouth
    Posts
    96
    Post Thanks / Like
    Real Name
    nigel
    Mentioned
    2 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by Phil Dart View Post
    Some great tips and advice above Nigel, and I think you have a right to be justly proud of your pen. It looks great.

    The shape and size of the barrel and cap that you make are a completely subjective thing, but in the interests of experimentation, you could as you say, try making your next Leveche a bit thinner and see what you think. You'll already know that all four bushes for a Leveche are different from each other. That was a deliberate thing when I designed the kit so that the cap can taper from the centre band towards the clip, and so that the barrel can taper from the nib end towards the finial. Therefore, (also to see if you like the effect), you could experiment with making your cap and barrel with flat sides, so that you can see that taper, and bit like the drawing below.

    It's all entirely your choice though - there are no pen police out there. You'll eventually settle on a style for that kit which you like, and that is probably how you'll then make them going forward. To reiterate though, the one you've already made looks great and if it were my work, I'd be extremely pleased.


    Attachment 44777
    firstly, praise from the person who designed the thing is most encouraging, so thank you and im humbled you like it ..secondly, i love the kit, it was so easy to work with and assemble and it writes beautifully so i doff my cap to you sir...thirdly, i will take all the advice on board and implement on the next few kits to see what happens, but i WILL be purchasing more when i can afford it

     
     
  4. Thanks Phil Dart thanked for this post
  5. #13
    Join Date
    Sep 2021
    Location
    Plymouth
    Posts
    96
    Post Thanks / Like
    Real Name
    nigel
    Mentioned
    2 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by Penpal View Post
    Nigel I like your pen design and appreciate your leaving it this shape to conserve the detail,I also support the suggestions offered by Phil. In relation to cleaning inside and the end of the brass I use a slow taper reamer from Radio Shack equivalent ot as Mark in Aus another version of the cartridge reamer from gun shops. To clean all through the brass I get a snug fit drill held in an old battery drill chuck being ultra careful,the drill could be longer than the brass and mess you hand up as itr comes through .I like to step the lower barrell as it joins the centre to give a beaut design to the pen when the cap is fitted[/U][/B][/U][/U]. Shape,colour and size are personal choices both for you and prospective customers. Have success mate.
    thank you sir, could you please expand the bit about the lower barrel, maybe a piccie or summat so this thickie can understand it a bit easier..

     
     

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •