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Propeller Quill Pen

by emmett, published

Propeller Quill Pen by emmett Jun 15, 2012

Description

I designed this pen out of Sublime/mraiser's propeller and was pleased to find that it resembles the quill pens of old, so I designed an upright base to stand it in. I find it is quite a natural shape to hold in the hand.

I've included both left and right versions, though you may need to try both to see which you like better. My left-handed girlfriend likes the left version, but so do I, even though I'm right-handed. That's probably just because I hold my pens weird (see pix). In any case, it makes a nice desk ornament.

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Instructions

These are 150 mm tall, so they print great on a Replicator, but not so much on a TOM. Once printed, snap/cut/sand the disk off (it's just there to help it stick to the build platform). Also, both the blade and the stand are narrow enough that you can use JoeyC's script, thingiverse.com/thing:24195, to print two at once on a dual Replicator.

Pull the cartridge out of a standard Bic pen and cut about a centimeter off the end of the ink cartridge (basically cut it a little beyond where the ink ends, so it doesn't get messy). Then slide the cartridge into the propeller blade; it should press-fit right in. Print the corresponding base, stand the pen in it, and revel in your classiness.
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