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Moonman Wancai Mini: A Beautiful Acrylic Pocket Pen


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#21 escribo

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Posted 08 March 2018 - 23:39

Just pulled the trigger on the color called "mint," not sure if that's the coke-bottle colored one.


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


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#22 woleizihan

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Posted 09 March 2018 - 00:13

This is the one I have. Isn't it coke bottle?

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Posted 09 March 2018 - 01:36

That surely does look like coke bottle green. :thumbup:

I think the one I ordered is a bit darker green, but it was hard to tell by the photos.


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


#24 Sheaffer270

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Posted 09 March 2018 - 02:20

 
Please tell me what size O-ring that I need for this particular fountain pen. I just ordered a few of them from EBay and I would like to make them into eye dropper pens.


The O-ring has an outer diameter of 8.75mm and is 0.8mm thick.

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Posted 09 March 2018 - 02:50

Now Sarah, you must know by now how futile that attempt is...


I do, but that doesn't mean that I have yet resigned myself to failure, especially when I just finished reading one of my littles a story about will power ("Cookies" from one of the Frog and Toad books by Arnold Lobel).

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Posted 09 March 2018 - 03:26

That looks like more than enough threads to eyedropper with just silicon grease.



#27 Sheaffer270

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Posted 09 March 2018 - 03:29

That looks like more than enough threads to eyedropper with just silicon grease.


After measuring the O-ring, I thought the same thing. As long as the ebonite model has the same thread pattern, just silicone grease should do.

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Posted 09 March 2018 - 03:29

The O-ring has an outer diameter of 8.75mm and is 0.8mm thick.

 

Where can I find and buy a bunch of these particular O-rings that are 8.75mm diameter and 0.8mm thick?



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Posted 09 March 2018 - 03:43

 

Where can I find and buy a bunch of these particular O-rings that are 8.75mm diameter and 0.8mm thick?

Just take the pen with you to home depot or Lowes or whatever hardware store and just ask anyone there. They have a full selection of o rings and you just have to try it on one by one. 

 

They also have rubber sheets as well as liquid rubber if you don't mind playing around a little bit. 

 

https://www.homedepo...N-5yc1vZ1z0xeat


Edited by woleizihan, 09 March 2018 - 03:46.


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Posted 09 March 2018 - 16:09

This is the one I have. Isn't it coke bottle?
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Whats your impression of the pen?

#31 woleizihan

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Posted 09 March 2018 - 16:48

Whats your impression of the pen?

I like it. The build quality is very good. I mean very good. All the edges are rounded off nicely, threads are working perfectly, etc....... It's machine lathed so the inside of the cap/barrel is polished much better than any hand-turned ones out there. Some people might consider that "cheating" but it's also not priced/marketed as a hand made pen so I'm actually quite happy about it. Ink capacity is good, no burping whatsoever. The nib writes nicely out of box. So overall, it's probably 9/10.

 

One point off because I prefer a longer section. But as I mentioned, taking into account the form factor, it's probably a compromise. The only way I think it could be solved is by using a hooded nib as opposed to an open one. It's a #5 nib and just imagine the section extends all the way to the very tip of the nib. It's more than enough for me. And hey, just think about it, a demonstrator hooded nib eyedropper without any burping problem in the coke bottle acrylic in this form factor. It's really cool. 



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Posted 10 March 2018 - 07:09

Just take the pen with you to home depot or Lowes or whatever hardware store and just ask anyone there. They have a full selection of o rings and you just have to try it on one by one. 
 
They also have rubber sheets as well as liquid rubber if you don't mind playing around a little bit. 
 
https://www.homedepo...N-5yc1vZ1z0xeat


What number Danco O-ring from Home Depot does this particular fountain pen take?

Edited by Donald2, 10 March 2018 - 07:10.


#33 woleizihan

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Posted 10 March 2018 - 15:39

What number Danco O-ring from Home Depot does this particular fountain pen take?

No idea. Just go there and show them the pen. 



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Posted 11 March 2018 - 21:37

If it's the same nib as the M2, you're in for a treat. it's genuinely able to throw down some line variation and is a lovely, pencil like japanese XF size line (replacement nibs are available from one Ebay seller at least with M nibs) but a stub grind would be hard since the feed extends almost all the way up the nib.

 

May I ask you if the red ring with the company logo on it is removable? I'm sure it has something to do with reinforcing the rigidity of the plastic threads, but it's an absolute eyesore in my opinion. Frankly that band is the only thin keeping me from buying one. 


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Posted 13 March 2018 - 06:00

 

May I ask you if the red ring with the company logo on it is removable? I'm sure it has something to do with reinforcing the rigidity of the plastic threads, but it's an absolute eyesore in my opinion. Frankly that band is the only thin keeping me from buying one. 

 

I don't know why so many people share your opinion. I think the red ring adds just that little bit of joie de vivre to an otherwise totally austere look. It's a well made piece of aluminum that fits on the barrel, not the cap. and no, it's not removable.

 

It's a spectacular pen. Buy it. the ring will grow on you.


Edited by Honeybadgers, 13 March 2018 - 06:01.


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Posted 24 March 2018 - 17:11

Now that I've found an auction for a Wancai with a M nib AND a 1.1 stub, I just need to choose the color. Swirly pattern or 100% transparent?


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Posted 24 March 2018 - 18:40

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P.S. BLOC RHODIA N° 16 dot pad. I hate dot pads and won't buy another.

P.P.S. My pen is a shade darker than woleizihan's


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


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Posted 24 March 2018 - 18:53

 

 

P.S. BLOC RHODIA N° 16 dot pad. I hate dot pads and won't buy another.

P.P.S. My pen is a shade darker than woleizihan's

Very good news about the nib. 

Been doubtful about the dotpad myself, since I prefer either lined or black. What doesn't agree with you?


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#39 woleizihan

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Posted 24 March 2018 - 19:08

P.P.S. My pen is a shade darker than woleizihan's


I think it's probably the "Absinthe" color. That's how penbbs calls this acrylic and I actually quite like that name. :)

Edited by woleizihan, 24 March 2018 - 19:10.


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Posted 24 March 2018 - 21:43

RoyalBlue, the dots are too hard to see while writing, and they are too close together. I suspect 5mm spacing, and I need at least 8mm spacing (10 would be better) in order to write comfortably.

 

Woleizihan, somewhere I think I saw the word "mint" describing the color of my pen. <shrug>


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







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