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#41 cattar

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Posted 04 July 2019 - 05:30

With an unlimited budget I think I would just invest in some Preppies with converters to have to hand out.  That was my first pen and it worked well.  I just don't think the converter should cost more than the pen. 

 

Consider preppy with cartridge. That's what I do.

By the time they need new ink, they're usually ready to try & buy more fountain pens.


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#42 Arkanabar

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Posted 14 December 2019 - 01:02

Platinum carts can be refilled with disposable bulb pipettes, no syringes needed.



#43 tamiya

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Posted 14 December 2019 - 01:37

Platinum carts can be refilled with disposable bulb pipettes, no syringes needed.


I put converters in Preppies but gotta suck ink from bottle using the removed convertor only, not good to suck thru the section.

#44 Mercian

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Posted 22 December 2019 - 15:49

I'm down to couple shots of an old bottle of 16 year old Lagavulin (in Islay scotch needs practice and is nothing for 'noobies'),

For a subtle-yet-rewardingly-complex Islay, I recommend Caol Ila.

It’s still ‘not for noobs’, but is less overpowering/taste-bud-bludgeoning than your Lagavulin.

 

Or if your tastes run more to the peatier, smokier iterations (what one might call ‘Weapons-Grade’ Islays), then Laphroaig is another ‘heavy-hitter’.

 

One might think of Lagavulin & Laphroaig as the whisky equivalents of ESSRI, in which case Caol Ila might be the R&K Salix of whisky  :)


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#45 Fuzzy_Bear

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Posted 22 December 2019 - 23:20

This is why I kept Pilot Varsity pens in various colors on my classroom desk.  All I asked was that they take good care of them.


Don't forget, with a towel and a pair of pliers, you can refill varsitys.
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#46 tamiya

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Posted 22 December 2019 - 23:57

Don't forget, with a towel and a pair of pliers, you can refill varsitys.


It's easier to pop off the rear finial and drill thru the bulkhead midway inside the barrel.

Drill a small hole and refill original ink chamber with needle & syringe then bung the hole with a suitable screw. Or drill a much larger hole and use both original & extra chamber to hold twice as much ink. Rear finial seems pretty ink-tight by itself & I've even fitted a thin o-ring for extra measure... that v-pen only lives on my desk though.

#47 sidthecat

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Posted 23 December 2019 - 18:59

I must say for the record: a vodka martini is not a martini. Nor are those recent abominations with “ini” appended to their names.
One must maintain one’s standards.

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Posted 23 December 2019 - 19:56

Yeah, my brother's housemate tried to offer us an "apple-tini" one time.  Didn't understand why we were declining....  We kept pointing out that we had to DRIVE afterwards.  And that 2 PM was way too early for any sort of booze, and that I don't like REGULAR martinis....  I did have a glass of red wine with dinner, but seriously.  We had to drive from eastern NJ to at LEAST the Delaware Water Gap that night, and hopefully past the Poconos.  And we didn't know the roads to get up to I-80 from there that well, especially at night.  

But then, my brother's housemate is a total poser....

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Posted 29 December 2019 - 20:36

When the party’s at my house I can open that 2005 Barolo and drink as much as I want.
Too bad about the glassware.





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