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#1 GregMinuskin

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Posted 24 April 2011 - 19:22

Hi All,

Just thought I would share some of my recent nib retips; Enjoy the photos! Remember, no long turn around times here, 2-3 weeks at the most!

Hope to hear from you soon!

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Posted 24 April 2011 - 20:40

Very cool pictures.

Dumb question - is it possible or advisable to change an extra-fine to a medium through retipping? Or is this done by grinding? Sorry, I really don't know anything about this kind of thing.
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#3 GregMinuskin

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Posted 24 April 2011 - 21:27

Very cool pictures.

Dumb question - is it possible or advisable to change an extra-fine to a medium through retipping? Or is this done by grinding? Sorry, I really don't know anything about this kind of thing.


Thanks for your message. Yes, you can retip to a larger size if you like; I do it all the time with nibs that have fine tips and folks are looking for a more usable, less scratchy medium point.

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Posted 26 April 2011 - 20:55

Hi Greg,

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Posted 27 April 2011 - 02:35

Very cool pictures.

Dumb question - is it possible or advisable to change an extra-fine to a medium through retipping? Or is this done by grinding? Sorry, I really don't know anything about this kind of thing.


Thanks for your message. Yes, you can retip to a larger size if you like; I do it all the time with nibs that have fine tips and folks are looking for a more usable, less scratchy medium point.

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A few years back I picked up an Omas Arco celluloid that was going for a song - in part, I think, because the nib was a scratchy EF. I sent it to Greg to add iridium and grind it to a stub. No issues with flow; the pen's worked out great. Greg sent a pic of the Arco with writing sample (with two other pens he did) before sending it out, so I could check out the line variation.

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The job was so inexpensive and quick . . . a few months later, I sent another find (a Duofold)for similar work. This time, I sent along a pen ground by a different nibmeister and told Greg, "Retip and grind the Duofold to match this other pen (a Vac)." A couple weeks later, he sent this photo. Worked out perfectly.

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When going to a broader tip, the nibmeister has to judge what the feed will accommmodate and advise accordingly. In my cases, the feeds handled the flow needs without a hitch.

Greg's not the only meister I've gone to, but I remain a fan.






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