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Three Experiments In One Pen

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#21 duncsuss

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Posted 09 July 2013 - 19:57

Nicely done, with handsome results! I'll be interested to learn how well the Renew-Point works without an air channel back into the convertor. I tinkered with this concept awhile back, and it always vapor-locked on me. I ended up ditching the nipple and plug entirely and making the pen an eyedropper filler instead; that worked *very* well.

 

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So far I haven't noticed any problems, but my writing habits are far from normal: I use the pen to make a few notes, then set it down and program some more, then make another note, and so on. It's conceivable this allows it to avoid locking.

 

The first pen I made to take Renew-Points is a bulb-filler. It writes a very wet line (using the 2442 stub that I've got in there at the moment) but the volume of ink it holds (compared to a converter) means it keeps going and going and going.

 

Shawn Newton (watch_art) told me that when he made an eye-dropper he found it had a tendency to flood, so I was going to avoid that route ... but you found it worked very well, so maybe I'll try it after all. They are a lot less challenging than any other ink supply!

 

I wish I could find a source for very thin o-rings, the standard dimensions are way too fat and look ugly. I know they exist (I have a couple of the Noodler give-aways that use them) but none of my searches have been fruitful.


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Posted 09 July 2013 - 23:34

Mine had a fairly small ink capacity, maybe 1.5 - 2 ml is all, and the hole in my section was roughly the same size as that in an Estie sac nipple. The simplest Renew-Point pen I've cobbled together used a PaperMate stick pen with the butt end cap well sealed, the tip assembly removed, and the open end tapped to 9/32"-36 for the Renew-Point (I had to make the rather crude tap myself). The cap even still fit. :-)


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Posted 10 July 2013 - 02:50

Nice job on your custom Estie!

 

Appleman made this one for me back in 2010-

 

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It uses a Parker Squeeze filler- it was his suggestion, since he discovered that Parker converter tips actually fit the section opening of Esties (You could not do this with a J pen though- barrels too short!)

 

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Posted 10 July 2013 - 05:03

Nice job on your custom Estie!

 

[snip]... he discovered that Parker converter tips actually fit the section opening of Esties (You could not do this with a J pen though- barrels too short!)

 

Regards,

Frank

 

Thanks, Frank.

 

Prior to this experiment, I made a section that simply had a tight push-fit of the standard Schmidt converter into the section opening.

 

It leaked a very tiny amount, so little that I believe it would seal itself as the ink dried around the nose of the converter -- but still, not ideal and not as good as this one IMO.


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