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Great minimalist style but has some (personal) drawbacks
"2.5 stars as pros & cons balance. I like the pen but some characteristics to be considered.
Super easy kit to assemble
great minimalist style (glad no clip as I put it in a folio)
Cons: (note most are personal and perceptive)
Cap is crazy heavy compared to rest of the pen.
big imbalance with cap posted on rear while writing - leave it off
suggest using heavy blank to balance weight
have to press relatively hard for fountain tip to leave good ink.
threads are aggressive pitch and you need to screw the cap on pretty tight to keep it from becoming loose. Should be a slightly finer thread."
"I have made several of these and have had above average interest in them. The fit and finish is great. Having a metal lathe helps for boring the material to fit the cap. Have used Molten Metal acrylic,Bocote, Bethlehem Olive Wood, and Deer Antler for the third."
"Nice pen kit. Very classy. I made several as gifts for graduating students. Looks good with a dyed burl (dyed maple burl in photo). Assembles easily. Relatively short tube allows you to make two from a standard sized pen blank."
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