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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

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

in Debbie Ohi's Inky Journal

I have always prefered the quality of Noodler's Konrad for flex pens. Also FPR makes a great superflex. Never had these issues with either that I can remember. Twsbi is also a great pen that you will use for a lifetime regardless of your level. 

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  • Pen90rnAddict
  • 22 January 2019 - 19:31

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

You only get to keep/use one ink. Which will it be? :)

If you are not shaking to your bones right now,

you are not finished collecting ink.

Nice inkytribe there! Thanks for sharing.

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  • MyPenAndI
  • 17 January 2019 - 00:26

All Brand Spanking New: Premium Accounts

in Marketing & Sales

So if I chip in for a Ruby account here I can start a blog about being a left handed FP user? I cannot imagine writing too much but are there any restrictions on blogs posted in terms of size?

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  • LeftyJim
  • 03 January 2019 - 18:41

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

in Debbie Ohi's Inky Journal

+1 to Cap_Mlam- comment (cracked me up) Noodlers Ahab was my second pen. It did the same thing. Over and over. I tried everything and eventually gave up. Heat setting the nib helped some my leak was from around/above the nib. But no matter how much I greased it and repositioned it, changed nibs, - same result. About once a year I give it a new try. One of these days we’ll get it! TWSBI was my follow up and i never looked back!

 

Same here, I have a beautiful King Philip Ahab, tried everything too. Got new converters but no matter what I do is always burping, liking etc...I haven't gave up on it just yet, but I love how it looks every time I take it out and write with Black Swan in Australian Roses which goes very well with this special edition Ahab, people seem to be mesmerized by it.

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  • MRose
  • 01 January 2019 - 21:21

My First Pen Review: Monteverde Giant Sequoia

in Debbie Ohi's Inky Journal

But how did it write? Or did I miss that?

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  • Somanypens
  • 23 December 2018 - 00:59

My First Pen Review: Monteverde Giant Sequoia

in Debbie Ohi's Inky Journal

Hi, Debbie! Your review is really cool! Waiting for new ones!
As for me, I use Monteverde Gegatta with Colorverse inks. Also, I'd like to 
express gratitude for your books. My grandkids read them with great pleasuge and It's very interesting to explore their first drowings are very similar to your ones)))

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  • BrandonP
  • 04 December 2018 - 14:57

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

in Debbie Ohi's Inky Journal

I too encountered the same problem. I try to keep my second finger far enough away from the edge of the, I think it is called, barrel. Once it goes over the ink is on my finger. Once I found a puddle of ink on my paper having no idea where it came from. I use this pen for travel and keeping short notes and that is all besides my continuing writing practices. 

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  • SeniorNovice
  • 02 November 2018 - 11:47

My First Pen Review: Monteverde Giant Sequoia

in Debbie Ohi's Inky Journal
What a delightfully winsome review of a pen! You used your great talent to both capture the sense of beauty we feel when we see things (inks as well as a pen) well-crafted, and present the fun-filled side of fountain pens. Your "too-many inks?" sketch made me laugh so, that I had to show it to my wife. Brown ink, brown pen -oh, yes! But I'm sure the squirrels did it!
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  • Brianm_14
  • 28 October 2018 - 16:52

Identification Help For Sheaffer Models

in Peyton Street Pens Blog

Note to the OP. Your post includes a link to the profiles on my site, but it points to a directory, and for several years now, my site won't allow access to a directory. Here is the correct link:

 

http://www.richardsp...?refp= profiles

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  • Richard
  • 16 October 2018 - 00:11

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

Wot no Edelstein?

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  • Jamo
  • 04 October 2018 - 11:32

Loving The Shading In Noodler's Apache Sunset

in Debbie Ohi's Inky Journal

Yes tou hit it on the head.

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  • Jamo
  • 04 October 2018 - 11:31

My First Pen Review: Monteverde Giant Sequoia

in Debbie Ohi's Inky Journal

Great drawings reminds me of Stevie Smith

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  • Jamo
  • 02 October 2018 - 15:12

Trying Montblanc Lavender Purple In My Edison Nouveau Premiere Seaglass

in Debbie Ohi's Inky Journal

What beautiful ink.The drawings not bad either

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  • Jamo
  • 02 October 2018 - 15:11




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