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#301 Lloyd

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Posted 19 November 2010 - 15:12

Will the Vacs be as easy to dis-assemble/re-assemble as the 530?
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Posted 19 November 2010 - 15:52

Will the Vacs be as easy to dis-assemble/re-assemble as the 530?

Think he said already that it would NOT be. He said he won't be including the wrench but the 530's would work. He said unless there is an issue that needs fixed, you shouldn't take the vac apart.

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Posted 19 November 2010 - 16:05

Man. Each and every picture you post makes me more an more anxious.

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Posted 20 November 2010 - 12:39

- Looking good!

When will these be available?

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Posted 20 November 2010 - 12:42

I love that orange.

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Posted 20 November 2010 - 16:02

Been lurking more than posting recently but I believe this picture sums up my sentiments perfectly..

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(I can't freakin' wait, I held off buying the 530 because I really wanted a second vacuum filler, now there are pics out I'm starting to get antsy about it!)

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Posted 20 November 2010 - 19:56

You should have a name that TWSBI and you get one contest. ;)

In all seriousness, I just wanted to point out there are a couple additional directions that could be taken for a name:

TWSBI Diamond V700 and the 530 could become the P530. It could also be 700V and 530P.

The other option would be assigning either a two or four digit number to the vacuum system pens. It could be the TWSBI Diamond 70 or TWSBI Diamond 7000.

TWSBI Vac 700 is just fine with me, too. I frankly don't care what the pen is called as long as I have a name for it and one in orange. :)

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Posted 20 November 2010 - 20:04

i like the V700 and P530 names.

I still think Tony would be good, though. I don't know why more people aren't on board with this.
Come on Speedy. Just give it a name. Dylan, Rob, Spike.

Or name it after somebody famous who did something cool with a fountain pen. Or something cool from a movie.
LIke in Casino, with De Niro and Pesci, where Pesci plays a guy named Nikki and he stabs a guy in the neck with a pen.

So how's TWSBI NIKKI ?

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Posted 20 November 2010 - 21:01

How about TWSBI Eureka, since it's a vacuum pen. :)

Edited by Jimmy James, 20 November 2010 - 21:02.


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Posted 20 November 2010 - 21:19

Or name it after somebody famous who did something cool with a fountain pen. Or something cool from a movie.
LIke in Casino, with De Niro and Pesci, where Pesci plays a guy named Nikki and he stabs a guy in the neck with a pen.

So how's TWSBI NIKKI ?


But then we could only fill it with Antietem :(

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Posted 20 November 2010 - 21:35

There's also the 1670 ink. :thumbup:

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Posted 22 November 2010 - 01:03

Some ink in my TWSBI has made it past the seal. Is this a normal occurrence, and is there a video to help me with disassembling the pen? This is my first fountain pen, so I'm learning as I go.

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Posted 22 November 2010 - 01:16

Some ink in my TWSBI has made it past the seal. Is this a normal occurrence, and is there a video to help me with disassembling the pen? This is my first fountain pen, so I'm learning as I go.



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Posted 25 November 2010 - 10:22

2010/11/25 update

One of the major difficulty on manufacturying Twsbi Vac 700 is how to fabricate the crown and the clip. We were intend to use die casting method, but result turn out not satisfied. By tring several differenct solutions, it end up that we will use CNC turning to make the crown and clip by casting. Both of these two production process are expensive, but turn out very good result on quality.

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Posted 25 November 2010 - 12:14

Is this different than for te Diamond 530? If so, why?

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Posted 25 November 2010 - 14:34

Is this different than for te Diamond 530? If so, why?


On more higher end pen, many of them come with solid clip, instead of steel stamping clip. One problem of solid clip is that it is rigid without elastic, so a spring loaded mechanism is needed.
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Posted 25 November 2010 - 15:00

It is impressive.
In the colored 530's, the color is just light enough to see where the piston end is?

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Semi-flex is an “almost” flex; not a ‘flex’ nib. It is great for regular writing with a touch of flair. It can give you some fancy; but it is not made for real fancy writing. For bit more of that get a maxi-semi-flex. Both spread tines 3X.  Those are not "Flex" nibs. 

 

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Posted 28 November 2010 - 06:55

I seriously want the Blue Vacuum-filler. Such a pretty color. (A jewel-tone Green works for me, too.)
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Posted 28 November 2010 - 07:57

One importante thing:

Can this vac fill pen be posted?

I had read that speedy would confirm if the new pen could be posted...



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Posted 28 November 2010 - 08:16

The red one is just gorgeous! Blue is lovely too. Clear is cool because then I can see my ink.

(Not even mentioning purple. *sigh* )
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