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#1 xiatix

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Posted 06 December 2017 - 20:28

After days of tweaking, heat setting, carving and sweating i have finally obtained an almosdt perfect jinhao x750 flex pen.
How i did it:
At first i flushed the pen, got the friction fitted feed out, and replaced the nib with the flex one i had, aligning the first slots on the feed with the ones on the nib. Then i heat setted the feed on the nib, by clamping the tip of the feed with the nib and putting it in boiling water until it set. Then i took everything out, and eith a razor and a lot of patience made the ink flow slots larger and deeper, so that it would improve ink flow, i put everything together, rinsed it thoroughly and then proceeded to add ink. I added Montblank Mystery black, and when it was in the converter, i took it out, dipped the tip of a needle in dish hoap and added an extremely small amount by dipping the needle in the converter. I proceeded by priming the nib, letting two drops fall and then started writing.
IT'S SO MUCH FUN!!!

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#2 MalcolmH

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Posted 06 December 2017 - 20:39

Splendid work, and very nice writing, too.   :thumbup:



#3 xiatix

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Posted 06 December 2017 - 20:42

Splendid work, and very nice writing, too.   :thumbup:

Thank you so much!

#4 tetto

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Posted 06 December 2017 - 21:35

Nice modification



#5 SoulSamurai

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Posted 07 December 2017 - 07:07

That looks like a plastic feed? I didn't know those could be heat-set. That's a dip pen nib, right? I'm curious if you'll run into any trouble when replacing the nib; probably not as long as you stick to the same type of nib.

Anyway, nice work, thanks for sharing!

#6 xiatix

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Posted 07 December 2017 - 09:34

That looks like a plastic feed? I didn't know those could be heat-set. That's a dip pen nib, right? I'm curious if you'll run into any trouble when replacing the nib; probably not as long as you stick to the same type of nib.
Anyway, nice work, thanks for sharing!

I think that the feed is ebanite, hence making rhe heat setting possible, and the inly issue with the nib is that it is of raw steel to help it flexing, so if you don't keep it clean it will rust, and it wears down quickly too, the line goes from an extra extra fine to a fine quite quickly if you use it a lot, but changing the nib is quite easy, and i tried putting its original nib back on and it worked perfectly!! Thanks for the support ;)

#7 Brandywine

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Posted 07 December 2017 - 10:32

The feed looks as if it was the original Jinhao feed, and then it's not ebonite but plastic.



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Posted 08 December 2017 - 07:26

thermoplastics can be heat set, but a little too much heat can turn it into mush.



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Posted 08 December 2017 - 08:24

I like it! Very nice!

#10 Brandywine

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Posted 08 December 2017 - 09:18

thermoplastics can be heat set, but a little too much heat can turn it into mush.

 

Considering that Xiatix heated the feed with boiling water, where the temperature is limited to 100° Centigrade,

he should be on the safe side.







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