Introduction: Use a Document Clip As a Fountain Pen Stand

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Fountain pens dry out if they are not capped immediately after being used. Since capping and uncapping a pen usually requires two hands, a stand would come in handy for, say, writing sporadic notes in a book. Unfortunately such stands are not readily available. I've taken to simply clamping a large document clip onto the cap of my Lamy Safari; it works very well. Gravity keeps the cap sealed, but not latched; thus uncapping requires only one hand and minimal effort.

Step 1: Attach a Document Clip to Your Pen.

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That's it!

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MatthewP6 made it! (author)2014-12-29

I had a similar idea! Mine was a bit more involved - attach a small clip (to hold the pen cap) to a big clip (to act as the base). Wrap some rubber bands around the bottom of the base to stop it slipping around.

whitish (author)2008-03-08

cool idea. but, it takes both hands to take the cap off unless you weld it to the table or somthing.

yourmomlol (author)whitish2009-03-19

The point is that you don't have to snap the cap on. "Gravity keeps the cap sealed, but not latched; thus uncapping requires only one hand and minimal effort" I really like this idea!

benhudson (author)2007-12-19

Clever idea, and nice pen. I had a Safari, then it broke in a roundabout way. Now I have a Lamy Joy, which is also really nice.

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