Eureka V5.0 Symmetry (April, 2018) After the Extreme design of V4.0, a toned down version was created. V5.0 also implemented a small roll stop. The roll stop material was natural stone material called calcedony. It did work quite well. however, it rather looked odd. also, i couldn't guarantee the stone will stay there for decades of use. it was later removed, as i feared it would fall out on its own eventually, even if a strong a..
Eureka V4.0 Symmetry(March, 2018) V4 was considered a failure, due to its extreme sharpness. However, later on the design concept was utilized in some aspects. the sharp drop actually provided some stability when writing. This was a small discovery that lead to small, but incremental improvement.
Eureka V3.0 Symmetry (february, 2018) V3.0 focused on only one aspect: ergonomics. grip length was increased, as well as overall length.
Eureka V2.0 Symmetry (12/26/2017) After the first prototype, I realized people will be tired out by the solid aluminum design's weight. I searched for a light and sturdy, yet stable and premium material. There were other candidates: cellulose, Acrylic, wood, PEEK, etc... however, the most reliable and durable, yet good looking one was for me, ebonite. Cellulose and acrylic looked fantastic. but cellulose was tricky material in t..
Eureka V1.0 Prototype Fountain Pen (2013) This is when the adventure of my fountain pen bagan! all the parts made of aluminum alloy. the nib was a conceptual design that i wanted to try. although it would write, since there was no tipping, it would wear out fast. i was hoping the oxidized aluminum would be thick and hard enough to prevent wear. in reality, it didn't work out so well. although it was a failure, it kick started my adventu..
Prototype Nib #9 (9/1/2019) Material: 14K Gold Basically same as #8, minus the material Mass production, not possible at the moment. hopely, I might be able to achieve some degree of production. in terms of writing function, the gold one is a bit stiffer than the argentium counterpart. also, more tarnish resistant. otherwise, similar in terms of function. Tested with V8.1 Asymmetrical (Urushi) Because this is a test, used ..
Prototype Nib #8 (6/18/2019) So far, all the process, except slitting has been stable. however, i not that i tried slitting, i can understand why some companies have major issues with slitting... even if the part is set correctly, the end result is different. this is due to vibration of the slitting machine, micro slops in the mechanism, and the nib itself bends as well due to high speed vibration. I tried really hard to so..
Prototype Nib #6 (5/19/2019) First attempt at slitting the nib. Due to some wrong parameters, some inaccuracy occured. Some overcutting observed also, some imperfections due to polishing tests. Standard Thickness: M (0.6~0.8mm) Bend test Bending looks even across the nib, will not cause partial stress, which will cause problems in the long run.
Ebonite Feed 3rd. Gen V4.0, V5.0 Upgrade list 1) Differentiated comb thickness at front section (front side thicker then rear ones) 2) 5 turns of air/ink path (Aurora ebonite feed 1 turn), stability increased. 3) micro slitting across the front part added, to inprove function and stability 4) tail thickness significantly increased to improve durability 5) feed overall thickness increased *below is the lastest version: 3G V5.0, ..
Prototype nib #5 (4/5/2019) Made the test specimen with 14K gold ring. No intricate engraving, but plain look doesn't look too bad! The gold sheet was too thick, making this into a literal nail. weight of the nib 1.1g (146, aurora88, etc. around 0.6~0.8g)
Iridium Point Welding Done (3/29/2019) Iridium Point welded to 14K gold specimen. used self designed and constructed super precision welding machine. still need to work on some parameters, but pretty much there.
Ebonite Feed 3rd Gen. V2.0 (3/13/2019) modification to the previous version... 1) internal comb is thicker than external, therfore preventing brekage 0.6mm -> 1.2mm tested 10 times in and out. no breaking. 2) Slit thickness reduced in order to increase ink holding capacity. comb number increased to 30. 3) frontal combs added to further increase ink holding capacity. 4) front part sharper angle
Analyzing Problem with 3rd Gen. Enonite feed (3/12/2019) 1) some fins break, when insertion and removal is repeated. this is a mojor problem, becuase some advanced users will inevitably remove the nib and feed. the underchannel + under fin structure design weakens certain portion of the feed significantly. even though the combs are 0.6mm thick to compensate for loss of structural integrity of the design, it simply isn't going to work. 2) the "tail" po..
Ebonite Feed 3rd Gen. V1.0 (3/11/2019) Just finished Making these! still not 100% complete. will be completed within next week or so. Compared to previous generation, the 3rd gen has proper buffers tructure inside the grip as well. machining all these features is very time consuming and difficult as well, becuase it is so tiny. hopely this works out ok...
Prototype Nib #3 + V7.5 symmetry (old) (2/4/2019) Just tried for fun. not bad! V7.5 Symmetry + Protype nib #3 the ebonite is produced by indian company. applied Korean Urushi over the ebonite. looks pretty cool.
Prototype Nib #4 (2/2/2019) Modifications to the previous version 1) overall length 1mm increased 2) From side view, nib has curved contour as opposed to linear one. 3) Tip changed to accept 0.8mm point 4) minute design changes.
Prototype Nib #3 (1/13/2019) Overall design is similar to Prototype #2. Some shaping features has been changed. Compare to 146 nib... (montblanc)
Ebonite Feed 2nd Gen. design (1/8/2019) The air channel has been moved to bottom, like that of the old version platinum gathered ebonite feed. these days, literally nobody makes feeds like this. the air channel is usually on the top side of the ebonite feed.
Prototype Nib #2 (12/23/2018) Material : Argentium silver 925 compared to previous version, more stable fabrication possible. Previous prototype had uniform nib thickness, front to end. Now, One end is thin, and the other thick. tipping and slitting process is being researched currently. also, new feed prototype is currently under development.
Ebonite Feed 1st Gen. V1 (5-10-2018) This is my first ever created ebonite feed. The ebonite feed is naturally superior than plastic feeds, when it comes to wettability. The ebonite is made of natural rubber and sulfer + some additional stuff. The reason ebonite is wettable, is because of its high microscopic porosity. At the surface of the ebonite, the sulfer eventually dissipates into the air over time. when this sulfer is gone f..
Prototype Nib #1 (5/10/2018) This is one of my initial prototype nibs. previously, i tried with Titanium, stainless steel materials. The silver nib offers a bit of softness. the point of this nib is tungsten carbide. it will probably last 5~10x more than iridium points. however, it does tarnish a bit to black color. also, the writing feel may be inferior to iridium points. it is extremely hard material.
[CLOSED] These are my initial urushi coating prototype.It's not 100% perfect, therefore price is set accordingly.However, that doesn't mean it is low quality product.It is still great value for the money.also, i will update the pics soon (the pictures below are somewhat vague) If you are interested or have questions, contact me → firstname.lastname@example.org #1 ~ 4▶Made from High Quality Japanese Ebonite▶Black(..
About me & my Contact Info. Dear Visitors, Greetings, visitors of my homepage. You are warmly welcomed here. I am known as "The Fountainpen Researcher" in South Korea. I started using Fountainpens in middle school, merely by chance. I started grinding nibs in college years. during military service, i designed fountainpens, and machines required to make them. after military service, i started making machines required for fo..