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#1 DocJoe


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Posted 16 April 2016 - 02:39

Nice to have found the forum.  I have been interested in pens for a few years, but not on a level I wish to reach, or one comparable with y'all.  Have a small collection of pens, but just learning, really.  Have none of the gorgeous pens I see here on the forum, with the most beautiful macro photos.  But . .. hope to get started.  Would appreciate advice on restarting inflow in a few pens owned by my spouse, who hasn't used them in years....it's frustrating to try to figure out how to solve the hesitating flow of some of our favorites, after they sit for a while.  Guess I will learn this by researching topics on care of pens here in the forum.  Thanks to all. . . 


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#2 lyonlover



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Posted 16 April 2016 - 03:18

We're glad you joined this forum. You're going to learn a lot of things here, and we may learn something from you. Our members can help you with the dos and don'ts of pen caring.


The best pens are the ones you have. You should share a picture of them!

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Posted 16 April 2016 - 03:20

Welcome to our little corner of the universe from a pen user in San Diego. I'm sure you will enjoy your time here Joe.


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Posted 16 April 2016 - 05:42

Hello and welcome to FPN.

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#5 Sasha Royale

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Posted 16 April 2016 - 11:12

Welcome !   


If your wife has fountain pens, that haven't been used for years, were they stored with ink in them ?   If so, they are likely seized up.   DON'T  FORCE  ANYTHING  !    Give more details.  

Auf freiem Grund mit freiem Volke stehn. 
Zum Augenblicke dürft ich sagen: 
Verweile doch, du bist so schön ! 

#6 DaveT


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Posted 16 April 2016 - 11:33

Joe, hello and welcome from Indiana!

Please visit my store A&D Penworx.

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Posted 16 April 2016 - 11:45

Welcome to FPN! You'll find that patience and water will be your friend in cleaning out the old dried ink. Don't force or push anything, and you'll find many experts here that will help you get through the effort of cleaning those pens.


#8 jar


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Posted 16 April 2016 - 12:44

Welcome home.  When you pull up your stump put it near the crick so you can be comfy while flushing those pens.

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Posted 16 April 2016 - 13:41

Hello and welcome from Baton Rouge, Louisiana...Enjoy your time here

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Posted 16 April 2016 - 14:28

Hello and Welcome to FPN!! Glad to have you as a member!!


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#11 Wahl


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Posted 16 April 2016 - 19:44

Hi Joe  :W2FPN:

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Posted 17 April 2016 - 04:18

Hello and welcome from Idaho.

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Posted 17 April 2016 - 05:49

Welcome to the forum, Docjoe.

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Posted 17 April 2016 - 08:36

Hello Joe and welcome to FPN.   :W2FPN:

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Posted 22 April 2016 - 13:32

Welcome to FPN!  Law school grad from UK - Go Wildcats!

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