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A Modern Day Waterman 52

wet noodle vintage old waterman 52

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#21 WirlWind

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Posted 17 March 2014 - 06:16

 

this is a big problem with modern pens but if the feed is ebonite the channels should be carved out deeper to keep up with the thirsty nibs.  i dont know why they don't come this way to begin with.  it seems odd that we can't get good modern flex feeds when the old ones are all in the public domain now.

 

The noodler's pens actually come with a sheet showing you / telling you that you can carve out the feed to make it wetter if you need it.

 

I'm about to throw a Brause Rose flex nib onto my ahab, so I think I'll probably need to carve a few more channels.


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#22 Apprenti

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Posted 17 March 2014 - 15:39

The noodler's pens actually come with a sheet showing you / telling you that you can carve out the feed to make it wetter if you need it.
 
I'm about to throw a Brause Rose flex nib onto my ahab, so I think I'll probably need to carve a few more channels.


I did that (the carving). Some advice:

Do not extend the long line down the middle past the tip. The pen doesn't need it and it'll just leak.
Don't carve the outer edges of the channels. You want the ink to pool in the middle. Leave the sides so that ink doesn't leak.

I've found that modern flex nibs (or at least Nakaya) take a while to flow properly. After about 24 hours, I very rarely get railroading. In the unlikely event it does happen, I just twist the converter :)

Joe





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