Pen Station was open, and they carry a LOT of pens, including fountain pens. The nice owner, Gary Hoover, makes all of the pens in his shop- I had no idea! His son-in-law was there, he helps out on weekends, and Mr Hoover kindly showed me his studio:
|The pen kits used for the various pen styles.|
|So cool! It's amazing that all pens are created from a block of resin on these.|
|I bought myself a green vertex magnetic fountain pen for $35.|
The magnetic cap is fun to play with and the pen has a nice weight to it.
Once I master this, I might be asking Mr Hoover if he can make me a pen in a color close to inviting's fuchsia.
If passing along on 35, south of Waco and north of Austin, hop off the highway for Salado and get yourself a proper, handmade, pen!