Step 9: Brass tip/bottom terminal
The brass tip itself is the tip removed from the Papermate(r) Eagle(r) in Step 6. As found, it is not exactly the shape I want it to be. It is shaped like an arrowhead, and it just a little too wide to fit through the hole in the end of the Inc(r) Classic Gel (r) body. So I chuck this brass tip into my drill press, and grind it down a little bit, so that its shape resembles a "bullet" more so than an "arrowhead". This is shown in pics 1-3.
Next I solder a piece of solid 24 AWG copper wire into the end of this brass tip, and I thread the wire through that piece of ink-tube, and stuff the tip into the end of the piece of ink tube. Last, I bend the wire over, and trim it off. This is shown in pics 4-7.