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How Do You Adjust A Nib To Make It Drier?

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#1 chromantic

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Posted 02 March 2017 - 15:54

I understand how to make a nib write wetter - one way is to scrape out the ink channel in the feed just a bit (I had to do this to my 1st two Kaweco Sports). But how do you make a gusher write drier? Other than using a dry ink, I mean.


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Posted 02 March 2017 - 16:33

This may be helpful


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Posted 02 March 2017 - 16:54

...and this is one of those times when whatever you see demonstrated, do half of it...whether opening it or closing it, you're far better off making multiple very small adjustments than backtracking.  

 

Good luck!

 

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Posted 02 March 2017 - 23:17

Thanks for the video, Bluey, it was very informative but definitely not something I'd want to try myself. Which is ok, as I was more interested in finding out how it's done than doing it. For now, I'll just try different inks in the pen I'm having a problem with.


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Posted 03 March 2017 - 00:41

Thanks for the video.  I like dry pens and this method will help.  I am wondering if it will help with Pelikans, where my monotone EF writes like a M.


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Posted 03 March 2017 - 05:27

Don't do anything to the feed if you don't know what you are doing. Never.

 

Most of the time, adjusting the tines are enough to make the change in ink flow. If it still not enough, re-seat the nib and feed helps.

 

Just repeat again. Unless you want to flood the paper with ink, don't touch the feed.







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