Apollo Pen Kit
The same great Apollo kit you know and love, now redesigned and improved for an even higher quality kit at the same great price.
Improvements to the kit include:
- Triple start threads for an improved user experience.
- The cap insert has a machined air hole in it so that you will not get a trapped air pocket as you epoxy in the cap (an issue from version 1).
- Proudly made right here in the USA.
This high-quality pen kit gives you the creative freedom and look of a bespoke pen without needing expensive equipment to achieve it! Made with the finest 304 Stainless Steel & Lead-Free Brass, these pens will be sure to turn heads with your customers. The fountain pen variety uses a #5 nib and comes with an ink converter as well as a pre-filled cartridge. The rollerball comes with a Schmidt 5888 refill and a spring.
Video tutorial HERE
Make sure to pick up a set of mandrels as well
If you're looking for the instructions to the legacy Apollo kit, you can find them here
These components are exceptional. I have been very happy with the fit and finish of them.
I make custom fountain pens, and the Apollo is my go-to. The Schmidt nib is smooth and the feed is excellent. I can use the different etched sections to further customize the look for my customers, and all of the machining is very precise.
As you can see (this is my 3rd review), I absolutely love this kit. These pens look like kitless/bespoke pens without needing all those expensive taps/dies, etc... This one is made from a maple burl blank I cut myself. Not stabilized, just used CA to fill the typical checks/voids and then a CA finish. I think this one turned out stunning. Kate and BullseyeTurningSupply provide top notch customer service. Give them a try, you won't regret it.
The Apollo is a great kit. If you are thinking of taking your pen making to the next level, stop thinking and give this kit a try, you won't be disappointed. This pen is African Blackwood, sanded to 3000 grit and then a Carnauba Wax finish. African Blackwood is notorious for resisting all types of finish and this hard wax finish, applied on the lathe preserves the wood look and feel while providing the wood some protection.
This kit is very nicely made and the triple start threads on the cap are great. The pen is a hybrid of stabilized Maple Burl with Green & Purple Alumilite made by JakobJanssenStudios on Etsy. If you haven't given the Apollo a try, what are you waiting for! Thanks for a great kit Kate!
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