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European Style Screw Cap Fountain Pen Kit - Gold

Item #128435
$14.69
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3.5

(8 reviews)

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Product Information:

Finally, this classic European style pen can be made with a cap that screws on and off! These kits utilize "straight" tubes, eliminating the need for problematic step drilling. Threaded components press fit so the cap screws on to protect the pen mechanism when not in use.

  • Black caps with Standard Gold finish
  • Kit features 24k gold plating
  • Fountain Style
  • Requires 5/8"x5 /8"x4" blank, 3/8" bradpoint bit, pen mandrel and European Style Screw Cap bushing
  • Kit Requires a Blank of Wood or Man Made Material, Bits, Mandrel and Bushing
  • California Residents: Click here for Proposition 65 information.

     

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    3.3

    (based on 8 reviews)

    75%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Comfortable grip (6)
    • Glides smoothly (4)
    • Ink dries quickly (2)
    • Lightweight (2)

    Cons

    • Hard to assemble (2)

    Best Uses

    • Everyday use (5)
    • Extended writing periods (2)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Quality oriented (7)
    • Primary Use:
    • Personal (5), Business (2)

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    4.0

    Nice finish hard to assemble

    By  Cliff

    from Pittsburgh, PA

    About Me Quality Oriented

    Pros

    Cons

    • Hard to assemble

    Best Uses

    • Everyday Use

    Comments about European Style Screw Cap Fountain Pen Kit - Gold :

    I agree with others that installing the Lower Barrel Finial took way too much force. I had to use a vise to drive it home and I was worried I would break something. Everything else fit perfect. So I would suggest to test the fit and maybe use some very fine sandpaper and a lite touch to reduce the diameter. A looser fit with glue is much better.

     
    4.0

    Decent Fountain Pen

    By  C Spin

    from Louisville, KY

    About Me Value Oriented

    Pros

    • Comfortable Grip
    • Elegant Shape
    • Glides Smoothly
    • Refillable

    Cons

    Best Uses

    • Everyday Use
    • Journaling
    • Taking Notes

    Comments about European Style Screw Cap Fountain Pen Kit - Gold :

    I made this product about 3 months ago and have used it daily ever since - primarily for journaling and note taking. The blue ink cartridge that comes with it is not very good, but if you use the refillable ink reservoir, you can fill it with your own quality ink. The best thing about this is probably its elegant look. This pen looks fantastic. I get comments on it all of the time. I have actually started selling some of them to friends and classmates. (To make a very nice looking pen, I would suggest using either Snakeskin or Ebony Macassar wood. Both of which have a natural dark color and fantastic grain.) The major downside of this pen is the step in which one adds the lower barrel finial directly to a threaded reducer. The final look is great, but because of the difficulty of adding this, it is easily possible for the piece to be added in a way that is not straight. It also takes a massive amount of force to get it in; I have had to use a hammer, with a towel between, to actually get it in. I learned the hard way how to do this step, too. The first pen that I had, I put the threaded reducer on the wood blank first, which meant that I had to fit the lower barrel finial on afterwards, and because it took so much force, it actually made a small crack in the wood of the barrel! The second time, I simply put the lower barrel finial into the threaded reducer before attaching it to the pen blank. Massive Advice: Attach Lower Barrel Finial to threaded reducer before attaching the threaded reducer to the pen blank!

    • Primary Use:
    • Personal
     
    4.0

    Decent but could be better

    By  LAS wood works

    from Snellville, GA

    About Me Quality Oriented

    Pros

    • Comfortable Grip
    • Glides Smoothly

    Cons

    Best Uses

    Comments about European Style Screw Cap Fountain Pen Kit - Gold :

    This is a great kit but for one thing. The rear end of the kit, the black painted long tube that gets inserted into the threads of the tube part is a pain to get in. So much so that I was scared to push it in. They have you putting a non threaded part into a threaded part and the fit is SUPER tight. if it's cocked in any way it goes in at an angle and you have to start over. The kit recommends glue here but I would be very surprised to see that come out cause it is TIGHT. It's not an expensive kit for sure and I believe the maker must do this to save having to mill one end with threads and the other not. Nice kit otherwise.

    • Primary Use:
    • Business
     
    2.0

    Hard to assemble!

    By  Big_greg

    from Crete,IL

    About Me Quality Oriented

    Pros

    • Comfortable Grip
    • Easy to use
    • Ink Dries Quickly
    • Lightweight

    Cons

    • Hard to assemble

    Best Uses

    • Everyday Use

    Comments about European Style Screw Cap Fountain Pen Kit - Gold :

    I liked how easy it was to turn the pen, but when it came to putting it together it was very difficult! The clip was hard to install because it doesn't fit. Then the kit requires you to PRESS! the final into a threaded end. This required a lot of pressure to even get it together and it ended up breaking my pen press. I love Woodcraft and their products but this one could use a little work.

    • Primary Use:
    • Personal
     
    1.0

    Disaster

    By  ThisIsANickname

    from Shelby Township

    About Me Quality Oriented

    Pros

    • Comfortable Grip

    Cons

    • Ink Smears Easily
    • Not Refillable
    • Runs/Dries Out Quickly
    • Skips

    Best Uses

    • None

    Comments about European Style Screw Cap Fountain Pen Kit - Gold :

    This pen is fine, until you try to use it. Then, the ink doesn't come out. 10 minutes later, when it finally comes out, its spotty, and requires a great amount of pressure to use. This is probably one of the worst writing instruments I have ever had the misfortune of using, and I would not recommend it to anybody, except for decorative purposes. Go buy one of the rollerball kits, they work much better.

    • Primary Use:
    • Personal
     
    5.0

    A classic reborn!

    By  PapaBear5

    from East Stone Gap, VA

    About Me Quality Oriented

    Pros

    • Comfortable Grip
    • Glides Smoothly
    • Ink Dries Quickly
    • Lightweight

    Cons

    Best Uses

    • Everyday Use
    • Extended Writing Periods
    • Professional Documents

    Comments about European Style Screw Cap Fountain Pen Kit - Gold :

    I made 2 of these for my college son (who loves to write with a fountain pen), and have now made several others by request for teachers et al., and kept one for myself with a slight "imperfection" in the turning. Ink can be found online.

    • Primary Use:
    • Personal
     
    3.0

    Nice pen, but could be improved

    By  The relaxed woodworker

    from Cincinnati, OH

    About Me Quality Oriented

    Pros

    • Comfortable Grip
    • Glides Smoothly

    Cons

    • Some parts fit poorly

    Best Uses

    • Everyday Use
    • Extended Writing Periods

    Comments about European Style Screw Cap Fountain Pen Kit - Gold :

    Confortable pen to hold and the balance is nice. Easy pen to turn, but the design of two components made the fit-up and the assembly more difficult than it should have been. The clip's mounting ring did not fit around the brass clip bushing. If the clip mounting ring was designed like the European pen, which is centered and sized by the threads of the top finial, the fit and assembly would be much better. Rather than pressing the lower barrel finial into the threaded reducer, which was difficult to align and press, the lower finial should be threaded into the existing internal threads of the reducer.

    • Primary Use:
    • Personal
     
    3.0

    i was kind of disappointed

    By  sigswood

    from lakeland, fl.

    About Me Quality Oriented

    Pros

    Cons

    Best Uses

    Comments about European Style Screw Cap Fountain Pen Kit - Gold :

    i figured for the price it would be a decent kit but was kind of disappointed. I expected more precise fits. All in all it is ok. The good thing about the kit is if you want you can swap fountain pen and rollerball tips in minutes with no other modifications, great feature for picky customers. I would recommend this to a friend only after telling them this.

    • Primary Use:
    • Business

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