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The Pen Turner's Corner: Turning a Fountain Pen
By Don Ward

For: Intermediate Turners


I often hear pen turners say, “I have made several styles of ballpoints, pencils, and rollerballs. Now, I think I am ready to attempt a fountain pen.” The say this as though there is something difficult or mysterious about making a fountain pen.  Fountain pens may be a bit mysterious to many but making one is no more difficult than making a rollerball. Actually, if one can make a rollerball then one can make a fountain pen. The only difference between a particular model of fountain pen and its rollerball brother is the front section.


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The project above was published in the August 2016 edition of the magazine. You may purchase the entire magazine edition by clicking on the "Purchase this edition" tab below. Here is a partial list of this edition's contents:

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by John Lucas

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by John Beaver

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by Paul Rohrbacher

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