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Title: glass pen nib?
Post by: Steampunkglass on September 22, 2016, 01:49:03 PM
Anybody made glass pens with glass nibs? The type where the nib is glass? I have a customer specifically asking for a special pen but with a glass nib.  :-\ Anyone got any tips to make them, contemporary glass has a paragraph on making them but not sure if anyone here has any practical experience of doing them and any tips????


Title: Re: glass pen nib?
Post by: mel on September 22, 2016, 02:41:02 PM
Sorry I cant be of any help whatsoever, but would be interested to hear of any progress you make!


Title: Re: glass pen nib?
Post by: Moira HFG on September 22, 2016, 05:57:18 PM
No - but there are a few things on Youtube....


Title: Re: glass pen nib?
Post by: Nicknack on September 23, 2016, 01:50:44 AM
I've seen Ray Skene do it, but it was several years ago. He was demoing. I would ask him if I were you.

Nick


Title: Re: glass pen nib?
Post by: tuffnell glass on September 23, 2016, 02:04:41 AM
Hi,
   We used to make them but they would only hold enough ink for one or two short words .

Best wishes ,

Martin
Tuffnell Glass


Title: Re: glass pen nib?
Post by: baked glass on September 28, 2016, 03:41:50 AM
I've tried making the shape with a star mould and with laying down narrow stringers over a cone but have had not had total success with either.  They do write a bit, just don't hold the ink for very long.  There are some great tips at this site.  http://www.wetcanvas.com/forums/showthread.php?t=242948&highlight=glass+pens


Title: Re: glass pen nib?
Post by: Steampunkglass on September 28, 2016, 03:45:50 AM
Thank you all, I'll have a play around and see what I can do  :)