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Well, sorta ...

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Improved version (required me to make a 9/32"-36 tap):

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It works, too:


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I'm wondering, though, when BIC started gluing the but end caps into their pens; I always remembered them as being soft polyethylene and easily removable.

-- Edited by Chthulhu on Wednesday 29th of June 2011 01:01:23 PM



-- Edited by Chthulhu on Wednesday 29th of June 2011 03:41:53 PM

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Very clever Mike!

Nice job!


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Interesting. Does the nib screw in the bic? Or do you just push it in? Can you use the bic as an eye dropper?

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In the first photo, the Renew-Point is just pushed in up to the threads, and was fairly secure. I decided it just looked wrong, so I made the tap in the second photo and threaded the inside of the barrel. At that point I could have used it as an eyedropper, but I decided to cut the other end of the barrel off so I could flush the Renew-Point without unscrewing it. I can always tap another one, though.

It would hold about 3.5 ml of ink as an eyedropper.



-- Edited by Chthulhu on Wednesday 29th of June 2011 09:40:03 PM

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awesome man! just awesome...

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Chthulhu wrote:

In the first photo, the Renew-Point is just pushed in up to the threads, and was fairly secure. I decided it just looked wrong, so I made the tap in the second photo and threaded the inside of the barrel. At that point I could have used it as an eyedropper, but I decided to cut the other end of the barrel off so I could flush the Renew-Point without unscrewing it. I can always tap another one, though.

It would hold about 3.5 ml of ink as an eyedropper.



-- Edited by Chthulhu on Wednesday 29th of June 2011 09:40:03 PM


Sounds like an interesting project to try out. Maybe an eyedropper demonstrator would be fun, too.

Excuse the ignorance, but what is a tap? confuse



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A tap is a tool for cutting internal threads all in one go, vs. single-point threading on a lathe. It's the little metal thing the pen is resting on in the second image.

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Oh, my duh, thanks for that.aww



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I tapped another, still-sealed barrel and found a cap that will work. Once I figure out how best to seal the end of the child-safety-approved cap, I can fill the pen with ink and carry it as a "sleeper."

Hah! Shoe Goo!



-- Edited by Chthulhu on Friday 1st of July 2011 02:36:21 PM

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Baystate Blue, in case you were wondering. The pen works beautifully.



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Wow! Looks like something that could be a daily writer.



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Except for the size: too slender for my big hands to use comfortably for an extended period. Of course, there's no reason it couldn't be wrapped in something else, like another barrel, polyclay, leather ...

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So *now* it decides to leak. The black plastic butt cap may actually be porous.I discovered this after swapping out the 9550 point for a 2668, and found lots of pretty blue marks on my hand.

I'll probably cut the end off, since I was unable to drive the cap out of the barrel, and plug the end up with something.

Maybe I'll tap that end, screw in another Renew-Point, and have two different pens in one! I'll need another cap, though.



-- Edited by Chthulhu on Sunday 3rd of July 2011 08:54:51 PM

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I think your having a little too much fun with this thing man....lol

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Gotta do something to keep from losing it, y'know.

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DWL wrote:

awesome man! just awesome...


What he said! That is some science project!



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Still going, too; apart from the seepage at the butt end, I made the cap TOO airtight so a wee bit of ink is being succked out when I pull the cap. Something else to correct once it's run dry.

In other news, the broken Noodler's nib has been reground. Since so much of one tine was gone, the thing is now approximately a BBBBBBB crisp italic.

I've only dipped the nib so far; I'll have to rework the feed for it to fit back into the pen someday, but it does fit a Speedball pen nib holder ...

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