Jump to content

The Fountain Pen Network uses (functional) cookies. Read the Privacy Policy for more info.  To remove this message, please click here to accept the use of cookies






Photo

Need Advice: Leaky Fingers From My Noodler's Ahab?

Posted by DebbieOhi , in Illustrated Journal 23 December 2017 · 341 views

Posted Image
 
Hi all,
 
I'm giving my Noodler's Ahab another go. I like the bit of flex it gives, and I don't have to worry about springing the nib (I do have nicer pens now, so am aware of the difference).
 
BUT it always ALWAYS leaks on my middle finger (see photo). I've tried adding silicone grease to the bit where the body connects with the writing bit.
 
Any other advice?
 
Thanks kindly!
 
p.s. For the drawing above, I used Noodler's Black Swan In Australian Roses, one of my new favourite inks.






Debbie:

I'm pleased to find out that you did not have a case of "leaky fingers", but a leaky pen. What kind of pen is it? Cartridge? Piston fill? Lever and sac? Can you detach (unscrew) the section from the barrel? If so, the silicon grease goes onto the grip section's threads. The other possibility is a crack in the threads-- Ugh!

Debbie: I've had the same issue with my Ahab and no amount of silicone grease would keep the ink at bay. For this reason, I am 'paying it forward' in the other forum and donating it to a student or newbie to the hobby who wishes to tinker around with it.
Surgical gloves? ;)

The sort of converter in the Ahab us treaded and is perhaps not tightened enough.  So I would suggest trying silicone grease on both the converter and where you thread the section and barrel together.  See if that works.  

Search My Blog

Twitter

January 2018

M T W T F S S
1234567
891011121314
15161718192021
22 232425262728
293031    

user(s) viewing

members, guests, anonymous users



Sponsored Content




|