Dang, do you folks remember having that dream where the harder you tried to run, the slower you got?
Ya, well, I'm living it. And it's mighty frustrating too.
I've gotten back into making pens, writing pens. I like making useful things. We've made so many over the last couple years I had got tired of it. But, I made a couple for Christmas presents and the urge to make more was there.
I decided to start making some higher end pens, including fountain pens. Now I've never used a fountain pen, so which ones to make took some research. I bought the parts, and made a couple, but I wasn't happy with them. Seems the parts were not some of the best quality. So, I've started over with different parts and new suppliers. But then I get word that my parts are back ordered. So, now I'm sitting here with some parts, but not all I need.
One thing I wish I could show you (will show you later) is the wood I have for one of the pens. I may be the only one who thinks it's awesome but let me tell you it is!! I can't wait until I get it made to show off.
I'll have some photos up of pens I make in due time. I wish I had been taking photos of all the ones I've made over the last couple years. Most were gifts, and all but a couple of my own are long gone.
Just a quick question for the readers; What do you think makes an pen attractive? And do you use a fountain pen?