NON-ENGRAVED FOUNTAIN PEN NIBS
Bock's neutral fountain pen nibs are completely plain so that you can either add your own engraving or just use them in your pen as they are.
We can supply them either un-assembled and ready for engraving, or fully assembled and ready to write.

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BEAUFORT MISTRAL FP & RB Pen Kit Accent bushes - Instructions


Downlaod a printable PDV version of these cabochon instructions HERE


Our unique Accent Bushes help you to make accents for Beaufort Mistral kits from any suitable material of your choice, to either match, contrast or compliment the material of your pen barrels.

 
  Mistral pen kit accent bushes  
 
 
 
  Mount the blank on bush A, then insert bush A into bush B  
  Accent material  
The assembled bushes and blank can be either mounted on a mandrel, or the 60 degree cone inserts in the bushes will allow you to turn between centres ACCENT RING - Fountain pen kit & rollerball pen kit
  • Prepare a blank at least 16mm round (or square) and drilled to 11.1 mm or 7/16 (11.11mm)
  • Sand both faces to a fine, flat surface, ensuring they remain parallel to each other and at right angles to the hole through the middle. The assembled kit will tolerate a ring width of between 3mm and 6mm,  but the exact width is not criical. (As a reference, the ring supplied with the kit is 3.27mm)
  • Mount the blank on bush A, then insert bush A into bush B. The assembly can be either mounted on a mandrel, or the 60 degree cone inserts will allow you to turn between centres.
  • Turn the blank using the contour of the bushes as a guide. Sand and finish according to your usual working methods and preferences.
  • Your new accent ring can now be mounted on the kit’s centre band in place of the supplied accent ring. No glue is required.
Mistral fountain pen and rollerball accent cabochon diagramACCENT CABOCHON - Fountain pen kit & rollerball kit
  • Bushes are not required to make your own accent cabochon
  • Mount your blank of sufficient diameter in a chuck. (The finished diameter will be 8.5mm)
  • With the tool of your choice, shape the end face to a contour of your preference. Make a template with a radius of 30mm if you wish to copy the contour of the cabochon supplied with the kit.
  • Sand the end face according to your your usual working method.
  • Turn and sand the diameter to a finished size of 8.5mm.
  • Apply a finish to the end face according to your preference.
  • Measure and mark a distance of 1mm from the edge of the end face, then part down to 4.5mm over a length of roughly 3 to 4mm  (this distance is not critical).
  • Your new cabochon can now be parted off from the remainder of the blank. We suggest you save fitting it to the cap finial until last. A spot of glue will probably be required to hold it in place - the supplied cabochon is a compression fit, but your new one is not.

If your accent material is translucent, you may want to consider painting the underside / inside of the finished accents, to prevent the kit components from showing through.
A Mistral fountain pen in red mallee burr with matching red mallee burr accents - turning and images by Neil Davidson
A Mistral fountain pen in red mallee burr with matching red mallee burr accents - turning and images by Neil Davidson

Pen turning

World class woodturning pen kits, designed by us and manufactured to our own exacting standards and tolerances

Fountain pen nibs

Worldwide agents for Bock fountain pen nibs. Fountain pen nibs to fit a wide range of pen kits and commercially made fountain pens

Fountain pen ink

Check out our boutique range of sumptuous fountain pen inks

Pen blanks

Pen blanks, pen blanks, pen blanks. We have a huge range of pen blanks in wood and acrylic, from talented artisan makers and renowned international producers
Customer Reviews
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Melody Berry
Beaufort Ink set themselves a high standard for product and service, then they hold themselves to that standard. I've always had great service and also very helpful telephone support when I had no idea what I was really needing. There's really is no reason for me to consider buying from anyone else.
5/5
Mark Tassell
First class pen kits, fantastic nibs and even better customer service.
5/5
Rosie Newton
High praise for Beaufort Ink for brilliant customer service and a lovely nib - I really should put them on speed dial. I'm fussy with nibs and they've come to the rescue again. They always take time to give brilliant advice and they're just a really nice guys.
5/5
David Shepherdson
Exceptional quality kits and great customer service. Always expanding their range of kits and associated accessories. Next day delivery almost every time I order.
5/5
Noah Joubert
Great service and delivery - I am very happy with the new nib I bought. I called them as I was uncertain about which would be the right one, but I got through to the owner who was very helpful and swiftly solved my query.
5/5
Tim McKenzie
Perhaps the classiest pen kits in the business and a great source for kitless building as well.
5/5
Nick Buckley
Without remembering who specifically took care of my order, I just have to say how pleased I am and simply blown away by the quality of service. I ordered a hand-full of products and must have mistakenly selected one incompatible item. My package arrived with a handwritten note and the piece that I'd meant to purchase. Thank you, I'm truly appreciative.
5/5
Ken Runciman
I have had several urgent orders recently and would like to thank you for your swift response and fast delivery on each occasion. Much appreciated.
5/5
Alan Reynolds
Not only are Beaufort Ink's parts and kits of superb quality but the sales and after sales service is outstanding. I cannot rate the company highly enough - they ooze integrity and good service as well as quality products. Buy from them, and you cant go wrong.
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