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#1 fernobre

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Posted 21 April 2015 - 10:22 AM

One of the most common problems with Parker 61's is a missing arrow.

 

So I decided to start making my own arrows. Since I have one complete (with arrow) pen, I use it as a guide for size and form.

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I take a fine sheet of aluminum metal. Using scissors I start cutting a rough arrow form.

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The final form is done using a Dremel and carefully trimming the contour until it matches the original arrow.

 

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The arrow is then glued with cyanoacrylate glue. After a couple of hours the surfaces are polished with very fine sandpaper and polish.

 

Here is the final result:

- original (teal P61)

- two fabricated arrows (black and gray P61)

 

Are they perfect? Not yet. But they match my requirements and I had a lot of fun doing it!

 

 

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Regards,

fernobre



#2 BrianMcQueen

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Posted 21 April 2015 - 03:11 PM

That looks like a pretty decent way to salvage a hood.  However, I don't know how long cyanoacrylate glue will hold up.  That type of glue tends to break down after some time when exposed to enough water.  Epoxy might be a better choice.



#3 Indy-Pen-Dance

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Posted 06 May 2015 - 12:37 AM

Hypo-cement would be good too.  The cyanoacrylate glue will fail.  It may not fail in a month, but it will eventually lose it's grip.


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#4 ihimlen

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Posted 28 May 2015 - 01:25 AM

I bet the black one was done first and the gray was the second. It always gets better with each repair :) When it comes to the glue, you could probably use a teeny bit of Gorilla Glue (but using this glue takes a bit of practice on small objects) or Epoxy. But that's something to worry about when the current bond fails ;-)


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