Use a Document Clip As a Fountain Pen Stand

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Introduction: Use a Document Clip As a Fountain Pen Stand

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.

That's it!

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3 Discussions

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whitish
whitish

12 years ago on Introduction

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

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yourmomlol
yourmomlol

Reply 11 years ago on Introduction

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!

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benhudson
benhudson

12 years ago on Introduction

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.