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A few skinny pens are coming.

A few skinny pens are coming.

       I've had a few people over the past couple years now complain that there never seems to be any "little" or "skinny" pens available from custom makers.  I admit it does seem to be a little more difficult to make this sort of thing.  The clearances have to be tighter and the parts are definitely more fragile.  I decided I would make a couple pens to suit this crowd.   Both of my new ones are from Conway Stewart blanks which I am learning to love more and more each day.  They polish up beautifully and make great...

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The special order queue is now nearly open

The special order queue is now nearly open

This past 2 weeks have been very busy.  I have had a bunch of time to work on pens.  So the good news is that the queue is now nearly completely open.  I just finished up 5 different special orders and now have openings for the next week.  So if you are interested in a custom build I could be starting on your pen as early as this weekend. On the R & D side of things I just got an order of gemstones in (mostly semi-precious except for a sapphire).  I plan on integrating those into some of my...

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The queue for special orders is down to less than 2 weeks.

The queue for special orders is down to less than 2 weeks.

I just finished up 2 more custom builds this weekend. I will have time to get to one more tomorrow before the big game.  This is good news if you are in the mood for a custom built fountain pen!  If you are interested simply send an email to jj.9ball@hotmail.com with the words "pen inquiry" in the subject line.  We can talk more about your project.  Keep in mind that I can custom cast any color you can imagine and I have several clips to choose from or a custom made rollstop.   I can make pens that are compatible with...

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I can now do custom casting

I can now do custom casting

Custom casting  is now available as well as some custom nib grinds.

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Pens with silver bands and identical styling

Pens with silver bands and identical styling

I got out in the shop this week and got a couple new pens made.  They are both identical style.  Both have silver bands and both are medium sized.  I'm hoping to start becoming more consistent with my pens where I can offer a few different named models instead of having every pen be a "one off".  Below you will see the beginnings of my efforts towards consistency.  I am thinking about calling this the "Hadar" model named after the tiny little town I live next to in Nebraska.  I am still also working on a improved version of a...

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