First off, this is an ingenious hack and I'm incredibly happy I stumbled across this thread! Maybe now I can stop drooling over the Desiderata pens....
If only I owned a Dremel, I'd be a happy human, though I'd have a hard time choosing between this mod and the Ease My Flex mod... Okay, I'd need a second Ahab so I could do both. (And a third Ahab, to have a control sample.... )
Also, maybe I'm just big on flex porn, but I would seriously pay money to see Black Swan in Australian Roses through this modification. If you have photos of the same (or Stormy Grey!), please, oh pretty please, share with the class!
Desiderata pens are gorgeous! I love wooden writing instruments.. Well-made ones, that is. (I had a cheapie "rose wood" fountain pen that fell apart soon after I got it. But for $2, I wasn't expecting much. Oh, eBay...) Despite the fact that I love my Noodler's hack, and don't really need a Desiderata, I still drool over them. Hmm.. I say I don't need one, but maybe someday.. Oh, the inner struggle!
And I'm glad you enjoy the hack! Noodler's pens are kind of addictive, if I do say so myself. I have four Ahabs, a Nib Creaper, Acrylic Konrad, and now an Acrylic Neponset.. and plans for more! It's nice to be able to tinker with the Ahabs, now that their parts are easily replaceable.
And there will definitely be scans/photos of the inks I've tried. I currently have Black Swan in Australian Roses inked up, and some Stormy Grey is going to be next! No payment needed, lol.
They're definitely lovely to look at, and I have my eye on a ten-pack of these! I can't wait to try them out and compare them to the chrome-plated nibs!
Edited by TeaHive, 23 December 2014 - 17:36.