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Sheaffer Tuckaway Barrel Threads  -  A minute ago  -  By:  BamaPen

  • BamaPen's Photo I have a Sheaffer Tuckaway, open nib, vaccum fill, with the separate ink container inside the barrel. I'm going to have to repair the seals on the vaccum filler, but I have also noticed that when I screw the barrel onto the section, it never really gets tight, and if I pull on it just a little, the threads "jump" and it is somewhat loose again. ...

The Shame Of Nibs Being Outsourced?  -  2 minutes ago  -  By:  Tinjapan

  • Tinjapan's Photo Hi All,   I've always bestowed special respect to pen makers who manufacture their own nibs. While I can understand that a small, one-man-show company that makes handmade pens (Hakase, Edison, ...) might not have the resources to manufacture nibs in house, or could do so only at ridiculously high prices (like Romillo), I don't see any reason why larg...

Why Are Ef Nibs So Much More Expensive  -  2 minutes ago  -  By:  dcwaites

  • dcwaites's Photo Hi Just got my first Safari (Petrol edition) with an EF nib. Pretty happy with it. However, one thing struck me when I was looking for it was that the pen with an EF nib always costed more than with the standard medium or fine nib. For example, on penheaven, a fine nib cost £0,9 while an EF adds £9 to the bill. On eBay, the replacement nibs also...

Looking For A Plastic Guide Sheet  -  6 minutes ago  -  By:  Runnin_Ute

  • Runnin_Ute's Photo Nothing fancy, just a ruled guide sheet that goes under the blank paper I'm writing on. I normally print my own on heavy HP paper, but wanted something that stands up to a little abuse better.   I *thought* I had it covered by buying   https://www.jetpens....ard-A4/pd/13000   but as it turns out, while the material has an excellent feel to...

Lamyusa Continues To Liquidate  -  11 minutes ago  -  By:  ErrantSmudge

  • ErrantSmudge's Photo The promotions change every 7-8 days. This week is a twofer sale, buy one, get the lowest price item free. Some restrictions apply. Their supply of fountain pens is down to some LX, Scala, and 2000 M units. Seems all the Safaris and AlStars are gone. But you might be able to pick up those two 2000s youve always wanted for only $300 each! Me, Im waitin...

Sheafer Balance Fountain Pen?  -  18 minutes ago  -  By:  KrazedCritter

  • KrazedCritter's Photo Greetings everyone!     I started getting into the fountain pen world about 2 months ago for sketching and have enjoyed it.  I went from one pen to six pens!!!   I need a little help though...Yesterday I bought a fountain pen at an antique store, that I don't know how to use.  It has a lever on it.   So I don't know how...

Cross Verve Cap Issue - Attempting A Fix  -  22 minutes ago  -  By:  jameswatts

  • jameswatts's Photo I have 2 Cross Verve pens that I really love - the nibs are amazing. But they both suffer from the not-quite-snug-enough cap problem afflicting the Verve model, so I only ever use them at home. I've been trying to figure out a fix for a while now. So today I'm experimenting. I'm dabbing clear nail polish on the inside rim of the cap to see if it will make...

Dried Up Carts  -  27 minutes ago  -  By:  jameswatts

  • jameswatts's Photo I guess I have more than a dozen brands of ink carts. Cross carts seem to me to be remarkably prone to drying up. I've brought blister packs home from the store to find most of the carts appearing half-empty, and I. have 100s of older carts, some of which just have a powder inside. Anyone observe this?

Wood Soda Crate - Michael's - Ink Storage Possibilities  -  34 minutes ago  -  By:  Runnin_Ute

  • Runnin_Ute's Photo Saw this at a local Michael's store earlier this week. Looks like a great way to store inks.         http://www.michaels....s/10280266.html       Details: Unfinished 18.25" x 12.625" x 4.875" 24 slots Rigid Thermofoil

What Parker Are You Using This Day? 2018  -  39 minutes ago  -  By:  jameswatts

  • jameswatts's Photo This is the 2018 version of the topic What Parker are you using this day?   The last post of the old topic can be found here:   http://www.fountainp...39#entry3973139       Enjoy     D.ick Moderator




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