|Project by jtriggs||posted 05-26-2013 12:51 AM||753 views||0 times favorited||2 comments|
It is about hubris. I’ve made literally hundreds of pens over the years but there was something about this one that felt perfect. I’d gotten a perfect fit at the mating surfaces with the metal, the finish was top notch and I really liked the resin color and the copper color of the metal. I showed it off to my wife and the next morning I picked it up to show it to some friends at work——-and it wouldn’t turn to extend the pen or come apart! I must have gotten a little to anxious to put it together before a glob of super glue dried and the thing was frozen solid.
I tried everything up to and including destroying the pen to get it to work but no go. I’m glad I’d taken a couple photos because that is all I have left to show for the effort. Pride goeth before the throwing away of the pen.
The practical moral of this story, I guess, is wait a day or so to assemble your pen if you use super glue. Also, I learned that craftsmanship and common sense don’t always go hand in hand.
-- Jon --Always remember, never live your life by a motto.