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A beginner’s guide to pen making – part 1

Overview on making a basic pen

In the first part of this series I’ll show you all the steps involved into making a basic slimline pen. I’m using this as the kits are the easiest to find and make. The parts you have to make are identical so this keeps it nice and simple. Some other pens have different tube sizes or lengths or might require a different radius between the start of the tube and end.

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A slimline pen kit (and many others) consist of the following parts:

Slimline pen kit diagram