Month: November 2020

Assembling the Pen

Assembling the Pen

The blanks are finished. They look great and all sorts of that is left will be the assembly with the kit. There are several components to every pen kit as well as the assembly order is usually different.

The first section of assembly is always to press the parts (nib and clip part) in to the brass tubes.

At first, I used a C-clamp to collect pens, then I graduated to some bench clamp but this time I use a pen assembly vice. This s a proprietary clamp designed designed for pen making. Each method proved quicker as opposed to previous one.

My first task should be to unpack the pen kit and inspect all the constituents. At times, part might be missing or poorly made. For the common pens, I buy extra bits to ensure I can finish the pens should there be any problems.

Almost all pen kits have assembly instructions and I are finding that reading them is an effective thing. Shortcuts fail to add any value for the assembly process.

Assembling a slimline of streamline pen (these pens have two blanks)

Press the nib part in the lower tube. I shape all pens in the certain way, in order that I can easily see which end will be the nib end. The nib end coming from all pens is thinner or perhaps the same size because the clip end.
Press the twisting mechanism into your other end on the "nib blank", testing the space and working in the mechanism while using refill, adjusting as necessary. Pressing the twisting mechanism too far to the brass tube requires disassembly from the pen and after that re-assembly.
Press the clip end in the other blank
Insert the centre ring in the twisting mechanism and push the clip end around the nib blank

The slimline or streamline pen is actually fully assembled.

The assembly strategy is different per pen type; however, the differences usually relate towards the assembly on the internals. Almost all pens have a very nib along with a clip! The above assembly refers to most pens which use a CROSS refill. The pens which use a Parker refill and employ a clicking mechanism usually such as a spring. Fountain pens and rollerball pens assemble slightly differently.

The pen might be photographed and catalogued in order that we do not lose a record of it. If selling the pen online, I upload the whole picture and details to your website.

Hope you might have enjoyed amazing making pens.

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