The making of a traditional hand-made ebonite Indian pen. Notice how he cuts the threads with a toothed chisel… This makes me very jealous.
Another inspiring video of a Japanese fountain pen maker.
The “Masters of the Fountain Pen” series has been a great inspiration. The videos show the simple, basic craftsmanship that goes into the making of a hand-made fountain pen.
Turning a section with a wooden grip
This article is a great tutorial on how to modify a larger kit pen to have a wooden grip on the section. This also works for acrylics.
Muting a singing nib
Sometimes, you come across a nib that will resonate or “sing” (sometimes “squeak” is a better word for it) as you write on some types of paper. This video shows...
Disassembling a Parker 45 (or a Montblanc 22, 24, etc…)
This video shows the disassembling of a Parker 45, although the procedure is basically the same for a Montblanc 22, 24 and others…
Increasing flow in an ebonite feed
This posting has a good tutorial on how to increase ink flow in an ebonite feed. Note, however, that different inks have different viscosities, so a simpler solution might be to...