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Posted 17 January 2012 - 05:39

JEB Nazca
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Absolutely beautiful. It's a sort of blue gray cracked ice acrylic.

Took this to my pen club meeting Saturday and all were impressed, and even more-so when they saw that it is a button filler. It's a very nice pen and incredibly comfortable in the hand. The fine threads don't irritate my fingers at all and it's a synch to fill up. I haven't tried flushing yet, but I reckon it will take a few minutes since it's a button filler. But then I could always just unscrew the nib unit and rinse it out. Quick and easy like you can do with Esterbrooks.

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Loaded with a Meisternib #6 silver tone fine nib that I ground to a juicy stub.

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14mm triple start threads. Very smooth, easy on and off - and easy on the fingers.

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The button. Just like the old Parker Duofold instructions show - wrap a finger around the pen and push the button with yer thumb. Fills properly and easily.

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All the bits and pieces. Very nicely done. Fit and finish is top notch.

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And next to my most recent creation. Not as nice, but I'm proud of it.

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Posted 17 January 2012 - 05:50

Shawn, a very nice pen and a self made button too.

But it seems the button cannot be pulled out, how to prevent the sac from fouling with the pressure bar when screwing the barrel on?

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Posted 17 January 2012 - 06:10

It seems like there's plenty of room in there. When putting the bits together it all goes smoothly.

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Posted 17 January 2012 - 06:24

It seems like there's plenty of room in there. When putting the bits together it all goes smoothly.


Thats excellent Shawn. I think, i am becoming a fan of John's work.
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Posted 17 January 2012 - 06:29

That's pretty easy to do. His work is fantastic.

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Posted 17 January 2012 - 07:54

Thanks for the review.

One question.

How much ink can be held in the sac?
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Posted 17 January 2012 - 09:06

lovely pen :thumbup:
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Posted 17 January 2012 - 12:35

Thanks for the review.

One question.

How much ink can be held in the sac?


Hm. Dunno. I'll play with it tonight and get back to you.

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Posted 17 January 2012 - 12:49

what is the sac size used?
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Posted 17 January 2012 - 13:21

It seems like there's plenty of room in there. When putting the bits together it all goes smoothly.


Thats excellent Shawn. I think, i am becoming a fan of John's work.


As a happy customer of both JEB's Pens (a stunning Midnight Racer) and Shawn's nib adjustments, I can vouch that both are superb master craftsman.

Thanks for sharing this review of John's latest, I'll be checking his site for this one.

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Posted 17 January 2012 - 14:01

Yeah, I'm going to have to pull the trigger on one of these. I'm thinking classic Parker Big Red colors. I've gotten to use one of John's button fillers. It's the fastest filler i've used. One press of the button pretty much fills it full.

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Posted 17 January 2012 - 14:22

Thanks! I do try with the nibs.

For the sac - I think it's a 16. John told me but I can't remember off hand.

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Posted 17 January 2012 - 16:17

Definitely a 16 - I just asked.
Also, about taking it apart - the goal was to make the pen so it could be disassembled to monitor the condition of the sac and to re-powder etc, so he made sure it wouldn't twist up (as long as care was taken to screw it back together).

Here are some pictures of a demo he made. He calls it the tattle tale. I like that.
http://www.jebspens....tton_filler.htm

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Posted 18 January 2012 - 02:36

Starts at 5ml.
It holds < --- THIS MUCH INK --- >

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I flushed it out, and did the flingy thermometer thingy to get any stray drips of water out. So I started dry. So sac plus feed it holds this much.
Good enough for me. Lasted all last week up till today. Not tons of writing - but it's the only pen I really used besides some doodling with the one's that I've made.

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Posted 18 January 2012 - 03:23

Shawn- would you please provide a link to John's site? Thanks in advance.

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Posted 18 January 2012 - 03:31

www.jebspens.com

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Posted 18 January 2012 - 03:43

Thanks, Shawn!!!!!:)

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Posted 19 January 2012 - 00:21

That's really pretty. Sigh! I'd love to be able to turn my own pens, even if they were just for me.

But it seems the button cannot be pulled out, how to prevent the sac from fouling with the pressure bar when screwing the barrel on?


It looks like a small dap of shellac was used to stick the bottom of the pressure bar to the sac. I found the same dried goop on my duofold's pressure bar in the same place.


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Posted 19 January 2012 - 00:58

I think the shellac on the bar is from a bit of extra sticking out from when he put the sac on and put it all together.

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Posted 19 January 2012 - 03:25

very nice, holds a lot of ink as well :thumbup:
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