Funded! This project was successfully funded on May 2, 2012.

Update #9

I Love It When A Pen Comes Together...

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Spent the day at the shop tweaking final fitment. The bodies are complete, we're going to run through to make sure the cuts are smooth but they look great right off the machine. Obviously they still require post-machine finishing and anodizing but we're making process.

The first few tips are complete. There was a fitment issue as the variance in refill diameter is greater piece-to-piece than we expected but adding a thou to the nib hole diameter will easily fix that issue while allowing for a tight fit with virtually no slop.

Now more good news, both the Fisher and Parker fit like a charm. Turns out that there's just not enough meat to get the Hi-Tec-C to fit without machining a completely new tip and spacer but that might very well be doable after we complete the first production run.

Even better, we found two off-the-shelf springs which give us extremely smooth operation and excellent advancing engament. We'll do some more testing after we've got a greater sample of tips, but we're looking solid right now. It's going better than I expected really.

Now, without further delay... here's the first production (unfinished, unblasted and unanodized so please don't freak out) Ultimate Clicky Pen straight off the machine:

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      Creator Ben Kriete on May 5, 2012

      ...or I could give him first choice!

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      Creator Ben Kriete on May 5, 2012

      Just not sure what color to give him...

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      Creator Jack Roman on May 4, 2012

      That's funny, my pops already asked me when he's getting his!

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      Creator Ben Kriete on May 4, 2012

      I'm super-excited for this! Got the three-pack, one for work, one for home, one for my dad for Father's Day.

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      Creator b on May 3, 2012

      can't wait to get it, looking smoooooooth.

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      Creator Jerry Welch on May 3, 2012

      A wow from me too. I requested the red finish, but really like what I see here. Can't wait.

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      Creator Terence Tam on May 3, 2012

      Wow! None of my machined parts ever look that good off the machine... :-P

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      Creator Andy Bates on May 2, 2012

      Looking good Jack! Thanks for sharing

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      Creator Jack Kane on May 2, 2012

      Wow I requested the black finish but the raw looks awsome! GREAT Job Jack. I wish you lots of success with this.

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