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  1. Aditkamath26

    "ticking" A Nib

    So I came upon a wonderful article by Richard Binder on tuning nibs and for the most part, I understood everything quite well. But then he mentions something about 'ticking' a nib on 0.3 lapping film. Something regarding knocking off a micro mountain. Now I don't know if its my limited knowledge on nibs or the fact that English is my nth language, I couldn't make heads nor tails about this part. I'm really interested in learning from this article so can someone explain what he meant by that? -Adit Kamath
  2. *english is not my first language so bear with me* Hello there, I have recently tried to restore the '50 pelikan 400 with a 14K EF nib from my grandfather and have in my opinion done a pretty good job. The nib however is something I am stuck on. It feels scratchy when held at certain angles and (although pretty rarely) catches on the paper on the upstoke. As you will see on the included pictures, the right tine is slightly bent but the tips of the tines come together ok-ish. I've tried to correct this bend but I couldn't do it since I couldn't separate the nib from the nibunit and the nib
  3. When I got my Twsbi Eco with an extra-fine nib about 5 days ago and inked it up with Noodler's X-feather, the pen was so dry it wouldn't write without putting some weight on it while writing to flex the tines open a bit and when it would write it would skip like crazy. I then flushed the pen and inked it up with Parker Quink Blue-Black , the result was slightly better, it would somewhat write under it's own weight but would skip more often than it would put down a line. I heard Twsbi's EF nib should be a hair broader than Pilot's F nib but after comparing it to my Pilot Metropolitan, it seems
  4. gerigo

    Stubbing A Pen Nib In Tokyo

    Hey guys I am very lucky to be able to head out to Tokyo again at the end of the month. Having been there a couple times now and having a ball at all the different stores. I don't know how some of you are able to cover both Ginza and Marounochi in an afternoon when I would spend the entire afternoon just at one store trying and deciding which pen to buy. This time, I want to see whether I can take advantage of the strong dollar to buy more expensive pens that were out of my price range before, namely one of the more expensive Nakayas or even an Urushi Namiki. The last time I was there, I
  5. ironwampa

    Adding Tooth To A Nib?

    I have been learning nib smoothing on a Jowo nib and I have gotten it to the point that the nib is way too smooth and my hand writing suffers from lack of control. None of the links from the pinned trhead mentions adding tooth. I can figure that I can make a nib rougher by using a lower grit micro mesh but that seems to me like a good way to rub off all the tipping material. Does anyone know of an article or have advice adding tooth to a nib in a crontrolled incremental manner?
  6. Some of you may have read my post about a purchase in Singapore of an Omas pen that went less than expected with the pen skipping immediately when I got home. I found that Nibs.com had another Omas Vintage 360 (different color) and I started an online conversation with them to find out if other Omas customers were satisfied and if they felt confident I could get a wet, flexible nib writer. Well, these nice folks really know customer service as I received my gorgeous turquoise Omas 360 tuned perfectly and a day after I sent in the order. Thank you Nibs! It was a pleasure writing my counc
  7. I searched for similar threads, but most are too old and with too few comments. I'm thinking of having a general checklist to tune a scratchy nib, for those who just need some adjustment (smoothing etc). This is mostly the case when starting to use a pen/nib for the first time. Here's what I have, feel free to add more. 1) Use a Loupe to check for tine misalignment. 2) Align the tines, gently. Be careful to take note if a tine needs to be bent down, or the other bent up. 3) Test the nib after each adjustment. Repeat step 2 if required, else go to step 4. 4) Before going to Micr

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