Steel and Copper Tube Fountain Pen

Introduction: Steel and Copper Tube Fountain Pen

I found a steel tube in a scrap bin that just so happened to have an inside diameter that matched the outer diameter of some copper pipe used for feeding oil to boilers. The result is a much sleeker and sturdy pen that works so much better that the last. I used a plastic shim to fit the nib and cartridge in snugly. The clip was the most fun to make, I cut a copper pipe in half and flattened it into a sheet which I cut a strip out of, I then shaped it using a vice and a hammer. It is soldered to the cap. The end of the pen is a furniture tack glued in place.

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    3 Comments

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    RachelB243
    RachelB243

    Question 2 years ago on Introduction

    How does the cap fit on? Just by pressure? That would be really easy if you didn't have to add threading. Thank you!

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    D.A.N
    D.A.N

    Answer 2 years ago

    Yes this is just friction fit. Since it wasn't made to very high standard, there is a slight warp to it that means the cap will fit tightly if you put it on and twist it.

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    seamster
    seamster

    6 years ago

    I like it! This is a great looking pen.