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#41 Scribero ergo sum

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Posted 30 January 2013 - 20:54

Ok, now I'm very excited! I tried just adding some silicone grease, and using one of the platinum preppy-sized o-rings I had, and it worked perfectly to convert it to an eyedropper! Yay! So, after flushing out the pen a bit and that conversion, I added in some of Noodler's Apache Sunset (I love Noodler's too and I wanted to pick an ink I was pretty familiar with). Voila- it writes pretty smoothly! And the 'cool little bubble of air going back in forth in the ink' effect is really cool! I'm very excited! Can everyone see the pictures? I hope I did it correctly. :)


If it's possible to say a pen is epic (and where better then FPN?), this is epic. That's one of the coolest eyedroppers I've seen. Way to go, nicely done.

Btw, how's it holding up? Is the O-ring and whatnot else doing the job, keeping the ink sealed, etc.?

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#42 Harlequin

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Posted 07 February 2013 - 19:16

5 minutes to go for anyone else who wants one! Unless you want the BP version (easily converted to a FP), for $5 more. But, it has no discoloration it seems.

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Posted 07 February 2013 - 19:29

Well, it look like the seller has auto-renewed that "auction" for another 30 days! SO all of you lucky lucky people who were on the fence before, time to grab yours now, lol!

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Posted 13 February 2013 - 09:51

I haven't had it blurp yet, but it's also over half full. I've had that happen with almost all of my eyedroppers, though, so I expect it will at some point. Heh-heh, yeah, my classes are at more reasonable hours, but I'm a night owl. I also have to study +/- 60 hours a week outside of class, so I end up here REALLY late a lot. My favorite time to study is after most other students have gone- then I get my choice of places for peace and quiet! ;) Speaking of which- right this very moment I am procrastinating regarding a take-home exam on neuromuscular pathology. Ugh. :wacko:

It's been a little while longer now, 3+ weeks since that comment, have you had any blurping issues yet?

If it's possible to say a pen is epic (and where better then FPN?), this is epic. That's one of the coolest eyedroppers I've seen. Way to go, nicely done.
Btw, how's it holding up? Is the O-ring and whatnot else doing the job, keeping the ink sealed, etc.?

How is the o-ring holding up? You did mention that it is contacting the threads of the cap, has that had any impact on the o-ring that you can see yet?

As you probably guessed from my posts above, I got one back on the 7th. I am waiting to do the conversion until I can get an o-ring (I don't have any pens that have them, not even a Preppy), so I am particularly interested in how yours is doing.

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Posted 16 February 2013 - 08:15

Sorry for the absence- I am in midterm purgatory, and it is very unpleasant!

Anywho- I don't notice the discoloration at the end of the barrel towards the nib, but I'm also not too worried about it. I have it in front of me right now, and when I am looking for discoloration, I can see it. What is definitely noticeable is the discoloration on the cap. Again, this doesn't bother me- I think it makes it all the more interesting-looking (kind of more 'distinguished,' like wrinkles on a person's face).
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Posted 16 February 2013 - 08:22

OOh- twinsies! Congrats on the pen! Isn't it cool? But, yes, mine is holding up very well with the o-ring.

I have also been doing an experiment. After reading about the feeds of Scheaffers, I decided to take one for the team and just keep writing with it until it started blurping. In my experience, most eyedropper pens start blurping at around 1/2 to 1/3 full, depends on the feed, etc. Well, I am pleased to report that my pen's down to just over 1/4 full, and it hasn't blurped yet! It hasn't had any leakage with abrupt temperature change either!

It's really a trooper, I'm very pleased with it. I thought it was just going to be a mostly sentimental purchase, but it's turning out to be quite the little workhorse of a pen too. :)
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Posted 16 February 2013 - 08:47

That is great information- and just what I wanted to hear! Of course, now I have to try and find an o-ring. Btw- NICE badge in your signature!

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Posted 16 February 2013 - 09:04

;) I get most of my assorted pen supplies from Goulet Pens, but they say you can find o-rings at the hardware store. I'm also pretty sure they are the kind used to hold large-gauge jewelry in ears, so I bet you could find some at a piercing shop, if you knew the size you needed. I can't really tell the size of mine from eyeballing it, but you don't want it super-tight. That reminds me of a good tip I forgot about, regarding using o-rings to convert pens to eyedroppers: don't screw the barrel on super-duper tight, or you'll just damage the o-ring. Just screwing it on 'firmly' will do the trick. (What I mean will be more obvious when you're actually doing the conversion, I hope.)
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Posted 16 February 2013 - 13:25

I got a few at the hardware store. If I had been thinking clearly I'd have brought the pen along with me.

Usually they run less than a buck each. I already have one eyedropper pen, a Recife Crystal, which hasn't blurped at all so far. It's possible blurping has to do with the feed structure.