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What GORDI has been up to lately... Wooden Pens!
(08-14-2021, 11:43 AM)gordi Wrote: THAT sir, is your heritage calling you!
It's a Celtic fancy slimline pen in Olivewood with 24ct gold hardware.

I added the bulge/finger rest shape as a wee experiment, because I'm a clumsy big lump and tend to lean a little bit heavy on my writing instruments... the bulge assists with preventing having to grip too tight to minimise slipping down the pen shaft (ooer!)
I'm still very much learning my craft, I have now sold a few pens to people who've seen them and demanded to pay me for them, but I don't yet have any plans for a store.... quite yet! LOL

I totally agree that it's better to make money from something that you'd choose to do as a hobby anyway, absolutely!


Another question: is there a choice of innards in the pens? For example, I'm partial to 0.5mm gel ink roller ball pens.

“The nature of psychological compulsion is such that those who act under constraint remain under the impression that they are acting on their own initiative. The victim of mind-manipulation does not know that he is a victim. To him the walls of his prison are invisible, and he believes himself to be free. That he is not free is apparent only to other people.”

-Aldous Huxley

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(08-15-2021, 01:41 AM)Ninurta Wrote: Another question: is there a choice of innards in the pens? For example, I'm partial to 0.5mm gel ink roller ball pens.

Hi Nin,

There are lots of different pen kits and styles available.
Each "type" of kit takes a different (but standard) ink refill. (Slimline/fancy slimline take standard slimline refills, Sierra style pens take Parker refills as do Atom style pens, Keyring pens take a short 70mm crystal style pen refill etc)

The "Rollerball" style pens take standard rollerball refills, which can be changed for any standard size rollerball refill that you can source. The ones that I've done so far come supplied with top quality black SCHMIDT 888F (0.6mm) rollerball ink refills in them, but I don't see any reason why you couldn't replace that with a 0.5mm gel ink one.

For reference - The Rollerball ones that I've done so far are:
The pen on the left in Image 1 (Very first pen that I made and the one which I use myself now - Rollester Rollerball in Beech with Gold hardware). This same pen is also pictured on the far right in Image 2.
On the Far Left in Image 3, Rollester Rollerball in Zebrano (zebrawood) with Gun Metal hardware.

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