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#21 Chthulhu

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Posted 14 July 2013 - 19:26

Another bump due to recent interest on my part. Try searching for "unmounted felt bobs":

 

http://www.feltbobs....=index&cPath=13 - cones

http://www.feltbobs....=index&cPath=12 - cylinders


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#22 TimFor

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Posted 06 April 2017 - 03:15

DON"T use isopropyl alcohol!!!!!  I did all of the abouve spirits, etc., and got antsy after a year or so.  I put my [only] nib in rubbing alcohol, and it disintegrated the nib.

 

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Posted 07 April 2017 - 22:42

This is nib page, in the online store, of the Copic Markers' U.S distributor. https://imaginationi...tore-info/nibs/ Thank you for sharing, a picture of these, new to me, Esterbrooks.
Is it fair for an intelligent and family oriented mammal to be separated from his/her family and spend his/her life starved in a concrete jail?

#24 Mailmandan

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Posted 29 June 2017 - 10:53

I have three Flo Master pens that I have back in working condition. I tried them out with stamp pad ink to start with. The stamp pad ink proved to be too watery and not very good. I'm looking to try something else that won't be to thick but thicker than the stamp pad ink. Has anyone actually used an ink that works in these? 

 

 

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#25 glammers

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Posted 13 July 2017 - 15:47

Mailmandan - Did you have to clean old ink out of those pens (they look awesome btw)? If so what procedures and materials did you use?
 


#26 glammers

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Posted 13 July 2017 - 15:54

I have a pre-Esterbrook, or at the very least early Esterbrook CADO Flo-master (the name “Esterbrook” is not on the pen), in pieces in my basement. I plan to start putting acetone to it (per TimFor’s suggestion) to clean it up.
 
This is my first Flo-master and I have a couple of questions:
 
- Is the Flo-master’s metal aluminum?
 
- If so has anyone tried using Montana Black Marker Dye Ink (Link: http://www.dickblick...ye-ink-refills/ ) in one (no affiliation with Montana Black or Dick Blick, etc.)?  This ink is made for use in pens with aluminum barrels.
 
I've seen mention of using fountain pen ink in the Flo-master. I would love to fill it up with Noodler’s Black, but I’ve always heard that you can’t eyedropper a metal fountain pen or one with any metal that comes in contact with the ink because it will corrode. Is this not an issue with the Flo-master?
 
Thanks for your input and patience with any newbie questions. :) 
 
Greg 







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