A fountain pen brings respect and ritual to a simple daily task: writing. By filling it with ink, using varying line weight, and investing in a quality pen, it can become a part of one’s personal style. 
I tasked myself with creating a fountain pen casing from only metal, complete with a threaded cap and section. 
However, there was no tubing thick enough to accommodate threads. Tubing had to be created by bending a rectangular sheet over a cylindrical die, and then threaded.
All of these tubes were cut, formed, and soldered. Then the appropriate die was used to put threads on the end of the tube.
None of them were successful. The tube changed sizes after being heated during soldering, and could not be threaded. At this stage, threading was out of the question.
A new system was devised using tubes that nested and fit together with friction.

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