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You mean everyone does not do this with their old screwdrivers?

I am always keeping an eye out for nice screw driver handles so some day I can do this.

I had this old vintage nib for a while now so it was a good time to put it to use.





This plastic is a bit soft so I was not able to get the inside crystal clear but still a fun pen.

Chris



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I'm right with you, Chris!

This one got a little too warm in attempting to polish the barrel and warped a bit:

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That's a Sheaffer No-Nonsense nib unit, by the way.

My second reclaimed-screwdriver-handle pen came out a bit better:

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This one also takes a Sheaffer N-N unit, as well as a section made to accept Esterbrook Renew-Points. The section will also allow me to put a Renew-Point into a No-Nonsense barrel.



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Really nice job
I am thinking of the Robertson. red body, black cap and a green section

100% Canadian lol

Chris

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And a yellow final on the cap.
Size 0,1,2,3

Chris

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One thing to watch out for with this material: it tends to change shape after having been worked. The first pen has a slip cap that fit perfectly at first, then after a month (much too soon to attribute to wear) was loose enough to fall off. I added an o-ring at the end of the barrel, compressed by the section a little, and that worked fine for about another month. Then the cap became loose again.

I suspect that this is the same problem as with extrruded vs. cast acrylic: the stresses put into the plastic during extrusion are being relieved by the removal of material, causing it to realign itself.

Oh, and for polishing? ScotchBrite and mineral oil, low RPMs, and lots of patience.

-- Edited by Chthulhu on Tuesday 9th of August 2011 09:58:39 AM



-- Edited by Chthulhu on Tuesday 9th of August 2011 09:59:49 AM

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I think this is a cool idea guys!
A great way to "recycle" material!

Good job to both of you!

Frank



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Wow interesting project. And here I am happy to just be able to reassemble a TWSBI.biggrin



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