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  1. Hello all, i wanted to try a flex nib, so i orderd some Zebra-G nibs and modified them to fit on my Jinhao x450. The writing experience was horrible, but the shading was awesome. Until now i thought extreme shading is just possible with M or B nibs, even with JoWo Stubs i was not happy with the shading. But this Zebra-G Nib taught me a better understanding. Now i know that the writing pressure can make a huge difference, and i CAN get shading on my prefered nib size EF! So I tried to dremel a standard Jinhao nib, but the writing experienc was horrible again, though it flexes xD. (looks like
  2. Hi everyone. I searched here at the FPN and didn't come up with anything on the "Uni-Ball Air" rollerball. I just ran across this rollerball while at a book store here in Jakarta, Indonesia (Gunung Agung in Senayan City Mall). This roller is amazing! The flow is incredible while the ball writes like you're on wet ice. The experience is almost fountain-pen like. The black version is fairly saturated. The blue version on the other hand really pops, and even shades a bit. This thing lays down a lot of ink if you let it. So on certain papers expect some feathering and/or show-through. I suggest
  3. Everybody knows that TWSBI 580 is sporting a #5 nib screw unit, so I'm thinking to make it easy by posting pictures of modified ones, maybe a little explanation as well. So, I have a TWSBI 580 AL and my first modification being with an Inoxcrom golden fine nib from a model that looks like a Parker Vector. The second mod is with Schmidt® PRS rollerball cartridge system, using a bit of duct tape and O-ring:
  4. jabberwock11

    Zebra G Nib In An Aldo Domani

    Last night I spent a ton of time looking for a suitable, inexpensive flex pen. My first stop was, of course, Noodler's Pens, but there were just too many statements about these pens being difficult to flex properly. Coming from a dip pen background I really wanted a flexy pen, and Noodler's just didn't seem to fit the bill. My next stop was Fountain Pen Revolution. I came close to pulling the trigger on a Guru or a #6 flex nib and ebonite feed combo, but the Guru just didn't appeal to me and I wasn't sure if the offered nib and feed would properly fit into any of my pens, so I kept looking
  5. spaceink

    Esterbrook Mods

    As someone who has dabbled with modifying watches with after-sale parts--what people often call "modding"--I thought of doing the same to some of my fountain pens that may benefit from a mod or two. I'm unlikely to sell any of my pens for a profit anyway and have a preference for personal touches. The one I picked was a pastel green Esterbrook purse pen. As many have said, the plastic on these are very fragile, and the cap lip on this one was very problematic for me. About 4-5 cracks had appeared and every time I used the pen I was afraid a piece would fall off. Solvent welding did its job,
  6. ugopvn

    Twsbi 580 Superflex Mod

    Inspired by a post on instagram by fpgeeks (http://instagram.com/p/vbuDA_PvwT/?modal=true) about fitting a Nikko G nib on a TWSBI 540, I decided to try it out with my TWSBI 580. Here are the steps: 1) procure Nikko G nibs Easy enough, just ordered them on ebay and received them in about a week time. 2) fitting the nib on the TWSBI Nikko G nibs are not designed for fountain pens. So, in its origina shape, it will not fit the TWSBI 580. In order to be able to mount it, it is necessary to make the nib shorter and thinner. The picture below (from left to right) shows the original nib
  7. Uncial

    Pilot 823 With Flex Mod

    Sorry if this has been done to death before, but I did a search and couldn't bring anything up on it. Has anyone tried the custom 823 with the flex mod? I've seen them for sale on ebay and they tend to be the same price as the normal ones. The mod looks like it is the same as that recommended for the Noodler's Ahab, done with a dremel. If anyone has tried it I would appreciate hearing of your experience and possibly some writing samples if possible.





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