Welcome to my Custom Fountain Pen website/blog. I put this site together a while ago so that I could let some of my fellow pen enthusiasts and penmakers, as well as my customers, see what I have been up to lately in the workshop. I don't publish all of my pens here, but good percentage of them.

A Little About My Pens: I love doing fine work on the lathe, which is what got me into this work. That is, I enjoy the focus on the details of a project - the material and colour selection, the form, the fit and finish of the pen. I also test all of the my nibs before shipping. I fill the converter, run ink through the nib and feed, and write with it. I spend a significant amount of time smoothing and adjusting the nib of every pen that I sell. My goal, with each pen that I make, is to create a writing piece whose fit and finish will impress you when you first pull it out of the packing, and that will serve you well as a great writer when you fill it up with your favourite ink.

Have a look at my posts to see some of the work I am doing lately, or see my pricing guide in the link below to the right, or check the link to my current inventory of already-made pens (usually small, as most of my work is by commissions/orders).

Or, if you are interested, you can see some of the work I have done previously in my Custom Pen Gallery on Photobucket!

If you have a Twitter account, I am @drgoretex

If any of my posts generate particular interest, I will pin them as links on the right (eg 'Basic Nib Adjusting 101').

* ORDERS: Please contact me at kencavers@gmail.com to place an order.

* PRICES: Please see the link on the right side of the screen 'Pricing Guide' for an idea as to the cost of a pen.

Have a look at the bottom of this page for some reviews done by previous buyers!


IMPORTANT NOTICE: I am happily overwhelmed with pen orders. This gives me great joy in that my work is so well received, but saddens me that I cannot fill orders anywhere near as quickly as I would like. I am still trying to work through back orders, but if you have ordered from me and heard nothing for some time, feel free to email me and ask how things are going.
I still only make these pens in my spare time, when work and family time permit, and even then the productivity slows down during the coldest winter months thanks to my unheated workshop.
Given that I make these pens primarily as a hobby, I also reserve the right to pursue some other interesting pen projects in between filling orders.
I apologize for long delays in order fulfillment, which may in some case be over a year and a half. In the meantime, you are welcome to contact me to inquire about new pen orders, or to check up on a previously submitted order.

-Ken Cavers

Wednesday, 14 September 2016

Blue-Grey Cebloplast 'C400'

More cebloplast!

When I received an order for three cebloplast pens, and was sent the material (vintage cebloplast tubes), I liked it so much that I bought a whole pile more!  Here is one of the colours that I ordered a number of months back, and have been wanting to try.  It is not part of a pen order, and I rather like it - so now I have to decide whether I can bear to sell it!

This cebloplast is a cool mix of grey and blue, which is framed by the black cap and black barrel trip.  For a more comfortable feel, I have avoided 'step' in the barrel diameter (which I usually incorporate in order to allow a firm stop when screwing the cap on).  Instead, I have stepped the inside diameter of the cap, which allows the same firm stop.

The pen is fitted with a Bock medium steel nib, and is a has a cartridge/converter fill system.

Thanks for looking!



  1. I'm intrigued by your putting the step inside the cap rather than on the barrel. Why not reduce the extent of threads on the barrel by increasing the extent of inside threads? That way you can leave a larger grip section free of interruption. (I didn't intend to be "anonymous", but don't know how to use the other profile choices in your comment box. My name is Jim Krieger, and I'm at jakrieger@erols.com)

    1. Hi Jim - good question. There are some makers who prefer to have the threading closer to the barrel edge, and many who prefer them recessed (I tend to the latter, though I do make some pens the with the threading configuration you describe). Mostly comes down to personal preference. I have never found the threading to get in the way of the grip - in fact, I tend to grip the threads themselves, and find that very comfortable.