|One of the nice things about the Olympia
pen is that there is flexibility in it's length. This
kit come with two 'long' tubes. Each tube, together or
independently, can be shortened by as much as 3/16" to
achieve a different look and balance. The instructions
do not indicate this modification as the prototype kit was
supplied with a 'short' 7mm lower tube and a longer 'O'
upper tube and the instructions were written based on the
'short / 'long' tubes).
Special note effective September 1,
2005: the transmission adapter has a small end and a large
end. Install the adapter SMALL
end first into the upper tube. The small end of the
adapter is actually what grabs and controls the
transmission. If you install the transmission adapter
backwards the refill will not extend and retract.
The instructions, as originally written,
called for an 'O' size drill bit for the upper tube.
Some pen makers prefer a little larger hole to allow more
glue between the brass tube and the pen blank. For
that reason we changed the drill bit size to an 8.2mm.
This larger size offers a better glue joint than the 'O'
bit. A 'P' bit can also be used.
If you have questions or concerns concerning the Olympia pen
please feel free to give us a call on clarification.