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A New Kind Of Nib, Homemade, And No Cost

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#21 bgordebak

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Posted 05 June 2017 - 21:26

I found out that I can buy an Ahab cheaper from somewhere else. So I decided to reduce the price to $40.


Edited by bgordebak, 05 June 2017 - 21:30.


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#22 pajaro

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Posted 05 June 2017 - 21:38

How do you hold this pen to write with it?


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#23 bgordebak

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Posted 05 June 2017 - 21:40

How do you hold this pen to write with it?

Just like a normal FP. One of the tines is shorter. The longer ones are the writing side. It's easy to see. The longer tines must both touch the paper, just like the tip of a normal FP nib.

 

Edit: For the record, I'll send some instructions to the owner. Nothing much really, just to get him started right away.

 

Edit: Should I have posted this in the Classifieds? Is this against the rules? Since it's a new kind of thing, I just didn't want to tell the same things over in a different topic.


Edited by bgordebak, 05 June 2017 - 22:37.


#24 bgordebak

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Posted 06 June 2017 - 00:57

The new price is $40 + Free Shipping. This is the best I can do, any less than that isn't worth it. I need to have a little money after I bought the other Ahab, otherwise it wouldn't be a fair trade. If I pay for the Ahab about $30 and $5 for the shipping, I will get $5 for the nib.


Edited by bgordebak, 06 June 2017 - 01:13.


#25 bgordebak

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Posted 08 June 2017 - 05:25

I figured out that $40 for an Ahab is too much. So I decided to make it $30, shipping not included. I won't earn anything, but I want to make another pen, so, there you go.

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Posted 08 June 2017 - 18:12

This is brilliant! What if you were able to shave it down on an angle to create a little more variation in the lines?



#27 bgordebak

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Posted 08 June 2017 - 18:15

This is brilliant! What if you were able to shave it down on an angle to create a little more variation in the lines?

Thanks! Yeah, totally doable. The first one I made was somewhat a stub.



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Posted 12 June 2017 - 04:52

Very clever!

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Posted 15 June 2017 - 19:29

Very clever!

Thanks!



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Posted 16 June 2017 - 04:40

A Japanese pen in the 90's has a similar nib.
I have it somewhere.

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Posted 16 June 2017 - 06:50

Design wise for the writing point, the idea is similar to Hero 360(degree)

 

hero360pen-2.jpg

 

metal tip is bisected into 4 quadrants at the very end to allow a channel for ink flow



#32 bgordebak

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Posted 16 June 2017 - 14:23

A Japanese pen in the 90's has a similar nib.
I have it somewhere.


I knew someone had thought of it before.

#33 bgordebak

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Posted 16 June 2017 - 14:25

Design wise for the writing point, the idea is similar to Hero 360(degree)
 
hero360pen-2.jpg
 
metal tip is bisected into 4 quadrants at the very end to allow a channel for ink flow

Nice! Thanks for posting it.

Apparently, applying for a patent is unnecessary. I didn't actually. It will stay as a homemade nib.

Edited by bgordebak, 16 June 2017 - 14:28.


#34 Nail-Bender

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Posted 02 July 2017 - 11:31

I knew an girl who filed the fingernail of her right pointer finger into a nib.

I think she said it worked.

 

Never talked with her that much.

She was kind of weird.



#35 Astron

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Posted 02 July 2017 - 19:53

A Japanese pen in the 90's has a similar nib.
I have it somewhere.

Reminds me of a Sailor Trident.

http://www.stutler.cc/pens/trident/



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Posted 08 July 2017 - 18:15

Wow! I could have never thought about it. Very clever, appreciate your hard work. So you made it with some needles. What material are the needles made up of and are they durable? How long will they last?

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Posted 08 July 2017 - 18:18

Wow! I could have never thought about it. Very clever, appreciate your hard work. So you made it with some needles. What material are the needles made up of and are they durable? How long will they last?


Thanks! Yeah, the needles are stainless steel. I don't know how long they will last, but I can say pretty long.

#38 bgordebak

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Posted 08 July 2017 - 18:18

- double post -

Edited by bgordebak, 08 July 2017 - 18:19.


#39 Gloucesterman

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Posted 08 July 2017 - 21:16

You might want to attempt to create a nib that fits into and older low cost FP - a Wearever for example.

 

Also, I would think that if you refined the nib so that it wrote smoothly enough and with some flexibility or other desired quality people might purchase just the nib work.

 

If you think it's really worth investing time and energy you might consider evaluating "crowd-source" funding.


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#40 Needhelp

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Posted 09 July 2017 - 01:31

If this could be done on a platinum preppy or cheaper founain pens(i meant other cheap fountain pens), it would be awesome and a fun pen to try out. How does it feel for long writing sessions?



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