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too wet just after refilling converter nib feed ink paper drops

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#21 Bluey

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Posted 11 October 2017 - 19:19

That shouldn't be the case if you've succeeded in making the gap narrower.


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Posted 11 October 2017 - 22:56

That shouldn't be the case if you've succeeded in making the gap narrower.

 

I followed sbrebrown's video: https://www.youtube....h?v=7vv0eSGR5Jw

 

But the tines don't seem to want to come any closer even though a can see a space between them. Also I am afraid of breaking something if I push any harder on them.

 

Any pro tips on how to do this properly?



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Posted 11 October 2017 - 23:04

If you're at all worried, I wouldn't try it yourself any more. How I did was not too dissimilar from how Dr Brown did.


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Posted 11 October 2017 - 23:13

If you're at all worried, I wouldn't try it yourself any more. How I did was not too dissimilar from how Dr Brown did.

 

I did practice on a Jinhao with pretty decent results so I will try it again and bring you the results (I think it should go pretty well). At least it's not the 146  :yikes:



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Posted 12 October 2017 - 03:32

I have had this sort of issue when a converter was old and wouldn't hold the vacuum, thus not holding the ink in the converter.  Happened with Montblanc 144 and Waterman Laureat, probably others.  You might try using a cartridge or a newer converter to see if it makes a difference.   


Absolutely. Try a different converter, or two, as well as a cartridge. Note any differences before looking to the nib and feed.

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Posted 13 October 2017 - 03:38

If you're at all worried, I wouldn't try it yourself any more. How I did was not too dissimilar from how Dr Brown did.

 

 

Absolutely. Try a different converter, or two, as well as a cartridge. Note any differences before looking to the nib and feed.

 

So I have reduced the ink flow fiddling with the tines. It still goes dry after writing for a while, but with a thinner line. It doesn't do this as much with a cartridge.



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Posted 28 October 2017 - 12:14

I, on the other hand, am looking for wet pens. What pens are you using? Please recommend. I have come to the right place.

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Posted 03 November 2017 - 01:27

Wasteful or not you must soak the excess ink in the feed into a rag or paper towel.  

 

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