I’ll be sending out some invitations to some of my Instagram followers tomorrow to participate in beta testing my new 743 FA ebonite feed.
This is a replacement ebonite feed for the excellent Pilot 743 pen, in particular, to support the full flexibility of the FA nib, shown below. This feed will become a standard product, along with the slightly smaller 742 feed, in black and red Nikko ebonite. I’m still tweaking the design, but it should be ready for beta testers by next week.
First op on main spindle before grabbing it with the sub spindle, cutting off, and finish machining on the sub spindle.
Second op on the sub spindle is just machining the tip of the feed. The part gets ejected into the parts catcher, the bar feeder advances the rod of ebonite and the Mazak QTU-200MSY makes another one…
I’m sorting out how to bill and ship so I can start selling these. Stay tuned…
This is the first prototype of a Zebra G dip pen nib in a JoWo #6 housing. I’ll test it thoroughly over the next week or two then send out a few to beta testers.
Now I really have to figure out how to build a storefront…
These JoWo #6 feed prototypes in clear acrylic are dimensionally correct but still need some surface finish work. Working now on housings for these feeds.
I’ll have Pelikan M2xx / M4xx / M6xx / M7xx feeds and collars for sale shortly, in red and black ebonite, and in clear acrylic, as shown below.
Feeds and collars for Pelikan M200/M400 pens are ready for testing.