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An Galar Úafasach

in Incoherent Ramblings from Murphy Towers
  • As an ex nurse I was truly shocked my this but then realised (hopefully) that the joke was on me.  I shall read some of your other blogs but judging by this one you are a breath of fresh air (humour) in these troubled times.
  • All the best for your speedy recovery
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  • 1950dreamer
  • 03 January 2020 - 21:19

Comic: How I Feel About My Pilot Custom 823 (Fa Nib) Right Now

in Debbie Ohi's Inky Journal

Thanks, MsRedPen and GardenWeasel!

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  • DebbieOhi
  • 26 September 2019 - 18:14

Comic: How I Feel About My Pilot Custom 823 (Fa Nib) Right Now

in Debbie Ohi's Inky Journal
I understand completely! :)
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  • GardenWeasel
  • 18 September 2019 - 20:34

New Eyes, New Pen! (Pilot Custom 823 With Fa Nib)

in Debbie Ohi's Inky Journal
It is soooo good to see your drawings back on FPN - and so happy to read on successful “new eyes” surgery!
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  • MsRedpen
  • 17 September 2019 - 21:50

Comic: How I Feel About My Pilot Custom 823 (Fa Nib) Right Now

in Debbie Ohi's Inky Journal
Debbie, this is so lovely!
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  • MsRedpen
  • 17 September 2019 - 21:43

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

in Debbie Ohi's Inky Journal

Thank you for all the advice, everyone!

 

To Pen90rnAddict: I've tried FPR pens but have not had great success. I may give them another go.

 

To Penman88: Hm....interesting. I bought my Ahab years ago, so maybe the newer ones are less likely to leak?

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  • DebbieOhi
  • 09 September 2019 - 11:40

Trying Out My New Monteverde Giant Sequoia (Thanks, Pen Chalet!)

in Debbie Ohi's Inky Journal

Great doodle. I tried a stick figure once, no one could figure out what it was.

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  • LeakyInk
  • 09 August 2019 - 00:41

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

in Debbie Ohi's Inky Journal

I went into this greasy spoon cafe in scarborough, UK. I see this guy writing  in a notepad. What took my attention away from ordering was that he was using what i realise now was probably an Ahab too.

I apologised for disturbing him and said it was just because he was using a fountain pen. This thing had burped cavernously. The section was stained & so were his fingers. I said to him: "I hope that isn't Baystate Blue you are using". The guy was shocked. I had correctly identified the ink he was using. I told him of my experience with BSB and how difficult it was to get it off my flesh & it stained like crazy.

I thought the pen was an eye-dropper at first which had belched because it was so hot. I recommended Diamine Sapphire as easier to get off places it wasn't welcome and mentioned FPN too. Because he wasn't having a very good time.

The man was a journalist in training and was learning Pitmans shorthand at his own initiative.

I really didn't want to see him put off using fountain pens for life because of one pen that was a pain in the proverbial. I suggested he join FPN & ask for help. Meanwhile grab some cheap Jinhaos off ebay.

The pen looked great, but honestly it looked like a turkey that belonged in a bin. I felt sorry for him given that it probably wasn't cheap and a Jinhao X450 would have been a better experience and could potentially  be retrofitted with a flex nib.

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  • Dip n Scratch
  • 14 May 2019 - 18:14

Here Are The Fountain Pen Inks I've Accumulated Since Last October (And Yes, I Know I Have A Problem)

in Debbie Ohi's Inky Journal

Just a "drop in the bucket" !

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  • purplepen
  • 27 April 2019 - 11:07

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

in Debbie Ohi's Inky Journal
Heat setting seemed to fix mine, but it also took away some of the flex
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  • pschwartz
  • 30 March 2019 - 22:16

My First Pen Review: Monteverde Giant Sequoia

in Debbie Ohi's Inky Journal

You are tremendously talented young person, and the best spokesperson Monteverde ever had!

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  • LukeSkyliner
  • 26 March 2019 - 03:59

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

in Debbie Ohi's Inky Journal

They all leak...

my ahab does not leak at all. i know there is mixed reviews on the ahab and noodlers in general, but i have had really good luck with mine. i know there was some minor changes to them recently, i purchased mine in 2019, so that could be a part of it. but it is literally one of my absolute favorite pens. for 23$ you really cant beat it. the only thing i dont like is the smell! it reminds me of rubber worms for fishing...with that said, I opened the box, filled it up and it performed well, I didn't encounter any issues other than it ran dry after a half page or so, I widened the channel on my feed, learned to slow my pace down and haven't looked back. a great little pen!

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  • penman88
  • 22 February 2019 - 15:42

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

in Debbie Ohi's Inky Journal

so there is only a couple things it could be. the connection of the piston to the pen(which has a tiny o-ring) and is my best guess for where the leak is coming, depending on the age of your ahab. or where the feed comes out of the housing. the underside of my abah is often saturated with ink and i just dont realize i am getting my middle finger onto the edge of the feed where it comes out of the housing. but that little o ring that seals the piston may be bad, if greasing it doesnt solve your issue i recommend replacing that little o-ring and heat setting the feed by cleaning the pen of ink and sticking half the pen(nib down) into hot water, not too hot but like 190 DEG F seems to do the trick. this will help to expand not just the ebonite feed but all the gaskets and O-rings(note do not remove breather tube when doing this, and do not leave piston plunger in, it may not slide well after heat treating)

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  • penman88
  • 22 February 2019 - 15:36




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