I broke the cap band on the Majestic and thought I’d use my blunder as an opportunity to explain how manufacturers used to install bands on fountain pen caps. My production values continue to gradually improve. The better lighting and magnification are thanks to Cyclops the Lamp, and I now have a mic stand so […]
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Now that I finally have a space heater in the Pen Shed, I can pick up my latest project where I left off a while ago.
After a minor disaster with my Wearever lever filler restoration, I’ve undertaken a new project, which I will try to document step-by-step on video.
Thank you Joe Van Cleave for the encouragement and inspiration!
My pen restoration hobby is off to a good start. The Wearever button-filler that I wrote about here and here is now in the hands of Mrs. Sotto Voce, who is trying out some blue inks she bought for it. At the suggestion of Joe Van Cleave, I’m going to start making some short videos […]
I’ve been looking for a new hobby, one that would hopefully meet several broad criteria. Ideally, this hobby would: Fit on the workbench in our shed; Involve many of my tools for plastic scale modeling; Be relatively inexpensive; Require precision work; and Relate to one of my existing hobbies or pastimes. Pretty soon I whittled […]