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  1. This thread is about people who are willing to contribute with a link and possibly a short description to: articles, posts, discussions, technical articles, pictures, diagrams, videos or other instructional info, armamentarium needed, etc anything that could be relevant on ways to add flex to a fountain pen nib. Everyone's input will be highly appreciated. Any link deemed useful for someone when they tried there own flex nib modification that they are willing to share with the forum will be welcome here. Hopefully at the end, the list of references accumulated will help pen users to have a condensed thread to study about their own pen flex modification attempts, instead of looking for information scattered all around the web. The goal is to gather in as much material, from as many sources on this topic as possible, for everyone to use in the future; think of it as a reference list at the end of a book or a bibliography on this subject. The material will remain property of the FPN and its members for as long the forum wishes to host it. Reference to non-copyrighted material should clearly indicate the source of the link. Reference to useful links to copyrighted material as well as benevolent comments about them are mostly welcome, but copying and pasting experts from copyrighted material is strictly NOT allowed, unless accompanied by a written consent by the copyright owner. Many thanks to all who are willing to share, Photios PS: I have no commercial interest in fountain pens, I am just a fp enthusiast. My respects go to all people, professional and amateurs, who have toiled for the advancement of the fountain pen experience, as we all enjoy it.
  2. Hello guys, since many of us like to play around and try new thing with fountain pen nibs, I thought it might be interesting to start a thread and share what you have done with your pen, and give to other pen owners some idea to make their pens/nibs much more interesting! Here is what I've done: I knocked out a Pelikan M200 Steel nib and attempted to add some flex to the nib Materials I've used: -SpeedySharp (lols) -Permanent marker (to mark down until when I want to thin down the shoulders) -Sandpapers (1000,1500,2000 grits to smooth the shoulders after I thin it down, micro fissures can cause material failure and cracking later!) -12000 grit micromesh The hardest part was to put the nib unit back together, after 5-6 attempted I managed to align it properly, although not as precise as I wished it to be but oh well it's back together. Overall I am very satisfied with my work, it's not 'just springy' it's much more flexier! http://puu.sh/aSaDz/6cf0870a2a.jpg That's the comparaison between a 14k 'normal' Pelikan nib, shoulders are much lower http://puu.sh/aSaFr/f0a1628982.jpg SO! Show off your interesting pen tweaks!





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