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Notus Pencils....

Padster

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OK they aren't all wood but I took them all together!
Notus kits modified to take mechanical pencil, in order to get the perfect fit you need to cut down the spring the kit comes with (thanks @Phil Dart )
It's Wenge, Acrylic, Oak, Acrylic....

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Tom.1946

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Hi padster love those pens sorry pencils.
I have six but not started as yet plus about 15 of other various kits. All sitting in boxes but not started. Oh forgot about 2 fountain pens but don't know whether to do in wood or acrylic. Also a bit nervous as I have never made a fountain pen. Thinking possibly wood it's not costing as much as acrylic....
Any thoughts from the group??
 

DuncSuss

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... Also a bit nervous as I have never made a fountain pen. Thinking possibly wood it's not costing as much as acrylic....
Any thoughts from the group??
Making a fountain pen from a kit is the same as making a ballpoint pen from a kit - drill a couple of blanks, glue in brass tubes, turn to size, apply finish, assemble. Nothing there to be nervous about.

If you plan to sell them, it would be best to learn basic fountain pen maintenance and nib smoothing - it's not complicated, but can take a couple of hours to adjust a nib that might arrive scratchy into one that is silky smooth. It requires a decent quality 10x loupe - strongly recommend the Belomo brand (only a little more expensive than the junk ones and they are top quality optics) and some smoothing supplies. Not sure where you might get them in UK, here in the US I'd recommend the one from these folks.
 
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