Here’s an example custom feed and collar design requested by a customer, a Visconti Dreamtouch 23k Palladium nib in a Pelikan M800.
Bock #6 nib assembly in clear cast acrylic is complete. This one has a steel Bexley nib.
I’m also reverse engineering a Bock #6 with a titanium nib borrowed from Newton Pens. The feed design is different because the nib has a different curvature than the steel Bock nib. The housing is also a little different, but it still fits existing pens that accept Bock #6 steel nibs.
Each day, with the help of my son, I’m able to work about an or so. We’ve made prototypes in acrylic of Bock #6 feeds and housings. The housing is more or less complete; the feed still needs tweaking to fit Bock #6 nibs.
I’m finally well enough to spend an hour or so a day in the factory, with help from my son to operate the Mazak QTU-200MSY live tooled lathe. These are production ready prototypes of JoWo #6 feed and housing in clear acrylic. I will tweak feeds and speeds to make the housing more transparent before offering these for sale. This one has a steel Goulet Pens nib in it.