havent tried a 3 piece kit yet, but with the more usual 2 pieces i drill from the middles to the ends as you cant predict which way the drill will wander. at least this way the grain pattern at the join is as accurate as it can be.treeturner123":22z6cms7 said:I have tried to make them with kits that need 3 different drill sizes, but always make a mess of them! Is it best to drill the largest first then middle then smallest? It doesn't seem to matter which, they never seem to line up well!
Nev,nev":u8qda4hn said:@steven and neil...
where were you last week! i had some repeat orders for some jr gents but the supplier (timberbits) doesnt have any for a month or two. Vince (who i also use) does not seem to have an equivalent so googled pen kits etc and pencrafts never popped up once! so ive ordered a new stylee (americanas i think) now to see how they compare. pencrafts now bookmarked, thank you. =D>
as said by the others, yes fountain pens are widely available and seem to be the first choice on the premium pens, but at the lower end of the market (mine ) i think ive only been asked twice for fountain pens, the majority are rollerballs or biros.
btw timberbits jr gents fountain/rollerballs are the same pen but with different ends so they are interchangeble between kits. dont know if that is the same with other suppliers and makes?
John,John. B":2cuv0aaq said:Gareth,
This is an example of Timberbits Kits in Australia, most of my kits come from him. (Ian) very helpful.
"Roman Harvest fountain Pen, The wood for the cap & barrel is from Myrtle burr. The metal parts are made of Brass pieces, it is plated in Titanium Gold with Rhodium accents and Iridium tip nib from Germany."
BTW these sell extremely well. 8)
Looks like that forum has been trashedloz":2z3w00if said: