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Here's How I Organize My Nibs

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#1 JonathanBarboza

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Posted 16 February 2017 - 18:33

Hello FPN, I wanted to share with you how I organize my nibs. Here's a jewelry display case with a clear window top. It fits three tiers of trays that have 50 slots each. I then have a database to track precisely what's in each of the slots.

 

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Posted 16 February 2017 - 19:21

Most of mine are stored in pens.

Sorry, could not resist the smart alec response. :)

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#3 JonathanBarboza

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Posted 16 February 2017 - 20:23

Most of mine are stored in pens.

 

HAHA. :-) Well, same here.  But, I like to have different types on hand of #5 and #6 to swap into some of my other pens once in a while.  I have been starting to getting into modifying, smoothing, tuning and grinding nibs.  So, I bought some cheap #5 and #6 nibs to practice on to learn some skills before I use some better quality nibs. :-)

 

Also... Dip Nibs:

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Edited by JonB55198, 16 February 2017 - 20:32.

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#4 Astron

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Posted 16 February 2017 - 21:13

I have a humble box for my dip nibs too.

 

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#5 JonathanBarboza

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Posted 17 February 2017 - 07:22

That's pretty sweet! I like how deep each cell is. Gives confidence that nothing will fall out somehow.


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Posted 17 February 2017 - 20:57

Sometimes a little bit too deep for my big hands. :lol: I build a magnet on a stick (the red thing in the upper right slot) to get the nibs out if my fingers can't get a grip.  :rolleyes: 

 

At the bottom of each slot I put a piece of cellular rubber. The labels are folded in half. One half is beneath the rubber, the other stands out and leans against the back of the slot. So they are fixed but can be changed easily.

 

The silica gel is just a silly idea in hope to keep the box quite dry and prevent rust. -_-



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Posted 22 February 2017 - 06:27

Great thread. I had just asked about how people store nibs in another thread here:

 

http://www.fountainp...you-store-them/


I like to write or make short videos about my fountain pens such as the Conid Bulkfiller or Pilot Urushi 845 BB:

 

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#8 JonathanBarboza

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Posted 24 February 2017 - 16:29

Great thread. I had just asked about how people store nibs in another thread...


Thanks. PM me if you'd like the details on where I got my case. It's pretty inexpensive actually compared to other solutions on the market. I'd also share by database template with you if you'd like do you can track your nibs.

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Posted 04 March 2017 - 21:40

I just bought a random lot of pen parts on eBay so your method looks very promising. It also strikes me that my late husband's pill organizer might still be around the house (he took an awful lot of pills). I'll see how that goes.

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Posted 18 March 2017 - 01:55

I just bought a random lot of pen parts on eBay so your method looks very promising. It also strikes me that my late husband's pill organizer might still be around the house (he took an awful lot of pills). I'll see how that goes.

 

Let me know how it works out for you.


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Posted 18 March 2017 - 04:09

PM me if you'd like the details on where I got my case. It's pretty inexpensive actually compared to other solutions on the market.

 

That's a nice case. Is there a reason not to post it here? Do they have other types, etc.? Others might like to look into this.


I may not have been much help, but I DID bump your thread up to the top.


#12 JonathanBarboza

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Posted 18 March 2017 - 05:10

I just wasn't sure if we should post commercial stuff. But I'll get the link up sometime later today. :-)

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#13 JonathanBarboza

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Posted 22 March 2017 - 07:10

As promised, tho a little late, here is the link to the case that I bought.  The seller let's you choose the insert type.  The insert I chose to hold nibs was the 50 slot version.  I also got some 12 slot ones to hold things like sections, converters, etc.

 

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Posted 22 March 2017 - 07:50

What is the nib directly to the left of your 5-tined music nib? It looks quite interesting.

#15 JonathanBarboza

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Posted 25 March 2017 - 22:14

What is the nib directly to the left of your 5-tined music nib? It looks quite interesting.


It's a Rubinato. Got mine at paperinkarts.com.

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