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 Post subject: Pens
PostPosted: Fri Jan 08, 2021 1:29 pm 
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If this is the wrong place im sorry about that please move to the correct one .

I received a very nice cased pen from Alpha before Christmas and should have thanked him for it before now , unfortunatelly a close family member passed away and my workload increased .

But anyway i would like to compliment him on his workmanship and quality and thank him.

Nice pen to use and different to the normal cheapy BIC .

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 Post subject: Re: Pens
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Thank you I am glad you like it.
If it is a ball pen or rollerball it will accept standard Parker refills. If you have any issues with it let me know and I will replace it.

Christmas 2020 was a very busy time of year for me pen making wise I am just winding down. Word is getting around. Most of my sales come from recommendations.
I have just invested in some new tooling I am not a fan of rollerballs and try not to make them. I prefer ball pens but my real passion is fountain pens. The new tooling will help me to make fountain pens as good a quality as pens selling for hundreds of pounds. I have sourced some original material used by Conway Stuart to create their pens. I better start knocking some out the tooling cost just short of £400 in total. Once I get set up the only bought in items for the fountain pens will be BOCK nibs from Germany. The ink pump and maybe a clip if I decide to use one.
Anyway, that's enough of that back to shooting.


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What's the difference between ballpoint and rollerball pens alpha?

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Simply put the ink cartridges are different and the pens internals and dimensions are slightly different.


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A fountain pen
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A rollerball
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A ballpen
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These are just some of the styles of pens I make.


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A bullet pen in the making.
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A calligraphy set I was commissioned to create for a Christmas present.
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All the fittings on the calligraphy pen are 316 stainless. Then polished. All made in the UK.


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A bog-standard pen making session.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tWTx822QVu4

I spend a full day in the shed creating one of these.


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An informative video. I used to love wood turning and made a few bobbins but never pens. My favourite is African black wood and we still have a few little bowls, caskets and cups dotted around the house.

I am not so keen on people who have stools or chairs near machinery, it is an accident waiting to happen. Same goes for cluttered work areas. Our workshop counter has a stool at it and is close to the machine shop so that is where I normally go.

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