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Okay, so I've finally finished, but couldn't edit my first post anymore, so here it is, in full, again. If a mod wants to zap this into my first post slot and delete that post, that'd be great. :)

 

A few users tips:

 

1) I've tried to sort based on the complaint/question, with the result that there are two basic categories - parts and symptoms. Most posts fit cleanly in one or the other, but if you have, for instance, a leaky nib, you may want to check the "nib" area as well as the "pen leaking" area.

 

2) I've made no effort to screen out outdated, useless, or duplicative replies. The whole point of this is that what seems duplicative to me may have that little sniglet you needed, or the "outdated" information may give you an idea for a better way.

 

3) I may have missed stuff, surprise. :) I mostly picked up threads that had obvious repair issues from the title. If you were gloating about your 75th Estie, and had a repair issue also, I probably missed it. I am also probably jealous, with my one SJ, but that's neither here nor there. ;) Also, on a similar note, these are only posts from this section of the forum, not the repairs section and not the internets as a whole. There's lots of resources out there, this is just a starting point.

 

4) I have not really tried to address nib shaping/polishing/grinding here, as that's not really an Estie-specific issue, and there are LOTS more resources out there on that.

 

Happy researching!

 

Aerometric Filler

 

http://www.fountainp...-esterbrook-m2/

http://www.fountainp...54200-m2-rehab/

 

Barrel

 

http://www.fountainp...with-celluloid/

http://www.fountainp...-barrel-repair/

http://www.fountainp...-this-be-fixed/

http://www.fountainp...-barrel-cracks/

http://www.fountainp...estie-is-split/

 

Cap

 

http://www.fountainp...brook-cap-band/

http://www.fountainp...ner-cap-puller/

http://www.fountainp...0849-inner-cap/

http://www.fountainp...hten-cap-on-m2/

http://www.fountainp...014-inner-caps/

http://www.fountainp...-held-in-place/

http://www.fountainp...eps-faling-out/

http://www.fountainp...rook-trim-ring/

http://www.fountainp...i-be-concerned/

http://www.fountainp...ing-on-a-estie/

http://www.fountainp...brook-j-issues/

 

Clip

 

http://www.fountainp...ser-to-the-cap/

http://www.fountainp...-removing-clip/

http://www.fountainp...n-a-loose-clip/

http://www.fountainp...g-pocket-clips/

http://www.fountainp...and-on-the-cap/

http://www.fountainp...sterbrook-help/

http://www.fountainp...-spinning-clip/

http://www.fountainp...-a-clip-on-a-j/

http://www.fountainp...t-a-loose-clip/

http://www.fountainp...ook-cap-repair/

http://www.fountainp...ipcap-top-unit/

http://www.fountainp...c/57452-j-clip/

http://www.fountainp...rook-trim-ring/

http://www.fountainp...rust-on-a-clip/

http://www.fountainp...on-english-3-s/

http://www.fountainp...llar-pen-clips/

 

J-Bar

 

http://www.fountainp...r-removal-tool/

http://www.fountainp...r-for-desk-pen/

http://www.fountainp...n-re-inserting/

http://www.fountainp...pair-questions/

http://www.fountainp...j-bar-question/

http://www.fountainp...09-presser-bar/

http://www.fountainp...moving-a-j-bar/

http://www.fountainp...ition-of-j-bar/

http://www.fountainp.../154000-j-bars/

http://www.fountainp...eplace-a-j-bar/

http://www.fountainp...-fits-in-an-lj/

http://www.fountainp...urse-pen-j-bar/

http://www.fountainp...-j-bar-removal/

http://www.fountainp...rbrook-repairs/

http://www.fountainp...-jbar-question/

http://www.fountainp...c/120783-j-bar/

http://www.fountainp...else-is-inside/

http://www.fountainp...ons-if-i-might/

http://www.fountainp...-j-bar-queston/

http://www.fountainp...4-sj-jbar-size/

http://www.fountainp...j-pressure-bar/

http://www.fountainp...-to-canibalism/

http://www.fountainp...ar-replacement/

http://www.fountainp...ation-question/

http://www.fountainp...73-estie-j-bar/

http://www.fountainp...n-pressure-bar/

http://www.fountainp...3-broken-j-bar/

http://www.fountainp...eplace-a-j-bar/

http://www.fountainp...-pressure-bars/

 

Jewel

 

http://www.fountainp...sitional-jewel/

http://www.fountainp...-jewel-removal/

http://www.fountainp...s-and-sections/

http://www.fountainp...el-replacement/

http://www.fountainp...threaded-jewel/

http://www.fountainp...le-jewel-estie/

http://www.fountainp...ent-cap-jewels/

http://www.fountainp...l-on-estie-cap/

http://www.fountainp...oose-cap-jewel/

http://www.fountainp...ook-cap-repair/

http://www.fountainp...m-jewel-ectomy/

http://www.fountainp...ons-if-i-might/

http://www.fountainp...84-estie-tools/

http://www.fountainp...ton-and-tassie/

http://www.fountainp...erbrook-jewels/

http://www.fountainp...double-jewel-j/

http://www.fountainp...el-substitutes/

http://www.fountainp...a-barrel-jewel/

http://www.fountainp...erbrook-jewels/

http://www.fountainp...el-replacement/

 

Lever

 

http://www.fountainp...erbrook-blue-j/

http://www.fountainp...227-relief-2-l/

http://www.fountainp...g-broken-lever/

http://www.fountainp...4-broken-lever/

http://www.fountainp...rook-j-problem/

http://www.fountainp...stie-lever-pin/

http://www.fountainp...5-loose-levers/

http://www.fountainp...-stay-in-place/

http://www.fountainp...er-vintage-pen/

http://www.fountainp...-lever-problem/

http://www.fountainp...ever-mechanism/

http://www.fountainp...ken-esterbrook/

 

Nib – Alignment

 

http://www.fountainp...963-nib-repair/

http://www.fountainp...n-feed-and-nib/

 

Nib – Bent

 

http://www.fountainp...ent-what-to-do/

 

Nib - Changing/Removing

 

http://www.fountainp...-for-beginners/

http://www.fountainp...ook-relief-2-l/

http://www.fountainp...n-esterbrook-j/

http://www.fountainp...hanging-advice/

http://www.fountainp...irst-estie-nib/

http://www.fountainp...rt-in-the-body/

http://www.fountainp...moving-the-nib/

http://www.fountainp...ck-on-the-feed/

http://www.fountainp...terbrook-feeds/

http://www.fountainp...nscrew-the-nib/

http://www.fountainp...1-nib-is-stuck/

http://www.fountainp...he-renew-point/

http://www.fountainp...a-nibfeed-unit/

http://www.fountainp...remove-the-nib/

http://www.fountainp...c/25361-aaargh/

 

Nib – Cleaning

 

http://www.fountainp...ning-esty-nibs/

 

Nib - Scratchy

 

http://www.fountainp...oother-writing/

http://www.fountainp...eds-nib-advice/

http://www.fountainp...ib-be-repaired/

http://www.fountainp...-flexible-fine/

 

Nib/section clogged/poor flow

 

http://www.fountainp...48-clogged-nib/

http://www.fountainp...-any-ideas-pls/

http://www.fountainp...-a-renew-point/

http://www.fountainp...ink-flow-issue/

http://www.fountainp...blem-need-help/

http://www.fountainp...6-nib-question/

http://www.fountainp...nib-stopped-up/

http://www.fountainp...k-flow-problem/

http://www.fountainp...brook-question/

 

Sac

 

http://www.fountainp...esterbrook-sac/

http://www.fountainp...what-do-i-need/

http://www.fountainp...epair-question/

http://www.fountainp...k-pen-sac-size/

http://www.fountainp...-an-esterbrook/

http://www.fountainp...18127-sac-glue/

http://www.fountainp...terbrook-j-sac/

http://www.fountainp...-esterbrook-sj/

http://www.fountainp...rbrook-repairs/

http://www.fountainp...ce-the-ink-sac/

http://www.fountainp...ement-question/

http://www.fountainp...pen-sac-length/

http://www.fountainp...aerometric-sac/

http://www.fountainp...12-re-sac-help/

http://www.fountainp...e-of-a-new-sac/

http://www.fountainp...ation-question/

http://www.fountainp...rived-sans-sac/

http://www.fountainp...ac-on-an-estie/

http://www.fountainp...736-sac-for-m2/

http://www.fountainp...10793-sac-size/

 

Sac tray

 

http://www.fountainp...pair-questions/

 

Section

 

http://www.fountainp...k-grip-section/

http://www.fountainp...y-sections-why/

http://www.fountainp...racked-section/

http://www.fountainp...ction-best-way/

http://www.fountainp...on-replacement/

http://www.fountainp...-buy-a-section/

http://www.fountainp...en-the-section/

http://www.fountainp...pping-sections/

http://www.fountainp...-do-you-fix-it/

http://www.fountainp...c-k-repairable/

http://www.fountainp...ection-removal/

http://www.fountainp...racked-section/

 

Cleaning ink off pen/inside cap

 

http://www.fountainp...f-sj-barrelcap/

http://www.fountainp...n-estie-barrel/

http://www.fountainp...ink-inside-cap/

http://www.fountainp...k-cleaning-tip/

http://www.fountainp...erbrook-barrel/

http://www.fountainp...stel-purse-pen/

http://www.fountainp...-on-the-barrel/

http://www.fountainp...-from-an-estie/

 

Cleaning/flushing

 

http://www.fountainp...a-lever-filler/

http://www.fountainp...ewbie-question/

 

Diagram/Insides picture

 

http://www.fountainp...rook-j-diagram/

http://www.fountainp...rook-j-autopsy/

 

Disassembly

 

http://www.fountainp...my-first-estie/

http://www.fountainp...-an-esterbrook/

http://www.fountainp...re-a-consensus/

http://www.fountainp.../159485-repair/

http://www.fountainp...ewbie-question/

http://www.fountainp...c/136675-stuck/

http://www.fountainp...t-an-esterbook/

http://www.fountainp...rom-the-barrel/

http://www.fountainp...my-new-j-apart/

http://www.fountainp...045-relief-3-s/

http://www.fountainp...or-replacement/

http://www.fountainp...uts-out-of-a-j/

http://www.fountainp...total-beginner/

http://www.fountainp...ze-how-to-open/

 

General repair cautions

 

http://www.fountainp...y-estie-finish/

 

Pen leaking/flooding

 

http://www.fountainp...rookwhat-to-do/

http://www.fountainp...ky-esterbrooks/

http://www.fountainp...em-with-my-nib/

http://www.fountainp...out-of-the-cap/

http://www.fountainp...leaky-problems/

http://www.fountainp...15-leaky-estie/

http://www.fountainp...sj-leaking-ink/

http://www.fountainp...ks-when-jolted/

http://www.fountainp...top-of-the-nib/

http://www.fountainp...meets-the-feed/

http://www.fountainp...eaking-estie-j/

http://www.fountainp...advice-neeeded/

http://www.fountainp...ke-a-leaky-sac/

http://www.fountainp...e-section-join/

http://www.fountainp...62767-ink-leak/

http://www.fountainp...gnose-my-estie/

http://www.fountainp...eaking-estie-j/

http://www.fountainp...ther-leaky-nib/

http://www.fountainp...aky-nib-solved/

 

Pen stops writing/won’t write

 

http://www.fountainp...-my-esterbrook/

http://www.fountainp...-tine-clearing/

http://www.fountainp...less-pen-issue/

 

Pen won’t fill

 

http://www.fountainp...-my-estie-fill/

 

Polishing

 

http://www.fountainp...erbrook-dollar/

http://www.fountainp...93-shine-it-up/

http://www.fountainp...-work-on-a-pen/

http://www.fountainp...ewel-polishing/

http://www.fountainp...wax-do-you-use/

http://www.fountainp...olishing-cloth/

http://www.fountainp...ishing-regimes/

http://www.fountainp...a-pastel-estie/

http://www.fountainp...ewel-polishing/

http://www.fountainp...for-the-frugal/

http://www.fountainp...hing-technique/

http://www.fountainp...-a-clear-taper/

http://www.fountainp...ation-question/

http://www.fountainp...ers-mag-polish/

 

Rattling inside working pen

 

http://www.fountainp...nside-j-barrel/

 

Smelly pen

 

http://www.fountainp...-with-an-estie/

http://www.fountainp...98-moldy-smell/

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Wow, nice work! I'm just getting into Esties and the repair there of so I thank you.

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This is an excellent resource! Thank you for putting in all the hard work.

"It ain't so much what people don't know that hurts as what they know that ain't so."

-Artemus Ward

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Oh my - very useful indeed. And quite thorough; you even have the "Smelly Pen" thread!

 

I just wish the Forum software didn't truncate the displayed links - that way we could just scrape the page and save them as a text document. How about attaching a text document we can download and save?

 

Which of the "Polishing" links is the definitive link to the illusive "Uber-Polish" procedure?

 

Thanks and Regards, David

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Thank you very much for your hard work and the time spent on this project. The collection in one place of all this valuable information is greatly appreciated :thumbup:

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I add my thanks for the work; creating a bibliography like this requires both time and thought. Obviously you have done both to provide this real service to Estie fans (I hesitate to use the C word).

Thanks again, Jack (with 168 restored and more coming)

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Years ago, I did this very thing with another forum I was a member of, so I can testify that it's quite an intense, time consuming chore. Most appreciated! :clap1: :thumbup:

 

I think one can just copy the text of the post, paste it into a text document, then click or strip it into a browser to get to any thread, eh?

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Paul


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Okay, so I've finally finished, but couldn't edit my first post anymore, so here it is, in full, again. If a mod wants to zap this into my first post slot and delete that post, that'd be great. :)

 

A few users tips:

 

1) I've tried to sort based on the complaint/question, with the result that there are two basic categories - parts and symptoms. Most posts fit cleanly in one or the other, but if you have, for instance, a leaky nib, you may want to check the "nib" area as well as the "pen leaking" area.

 

2) I've made no effort to screen out outdated, useless, or duplicative replies. The whole point of this is that what seems duplicative to me may have that little sniglet you needed, or the "outdated" information may give you an idea for a better way.

 

3) I may have missed stuff, surprise. :) I mostly picked up threads that had obvious repair issues from the title. If you were gloating about your 75th Estie, and had a repair issue also, I probably missed it. I am also probably jealous, with my one SJ, but that's neither here nor there. ;) Also, on a similar note, these are only posts from this section of the forum, not the repairs section and not the internets as a whole. There's lots of resources out there, this is just a starting point.

 

4) I have not really tried to address nib shaping/polishing/grinding here, as that's not really an Estie-specific issue, and there are LOTS more resources out there on that.

 

Happy researching!

 

Aerometric Filler

 

https://www.fountainpennetwork.com/forum/index.php?/topic/34834-esterbrook-m2/

https://www.fountainpennetwork.com/forum/index.php?/topic/54200-m2-rehab/

 

Barrel

 

https://www.fountainpennetwork.com/forum/index.php?/topic/179262-esterbrook-j-made-with-celluloid/

https://www.fountainpennetwork.com/forum/index.php?/topic/181110-crack-on-barrel-repair/

https://www.fountainpennetwork.com/forum/index.php?/topic/128453-can-this-be-fixed/

https://www.fountainpennetwork.com/forum/index.php?/topic/44231-how-stable-are-barrel-cracks/

https://www.fountainpennetwork.com/forum/index.php?/topic/24966-help-estie-is-split/

 

Cap

 

https://www.fountainpennetwork.com/forum/index.php?/topic/183222-how-to-tighten-an-esterbrook-cap-band/

https://www.fountainpennetwork.com/forum/index.php?/topic/169263-woonhoo-a-major-eureka-repair-moment-for-me-diy-inner-cap-puller/

https://www.fountainpennetwork.com/forum/index.php?/topic/160849-inner-cap/

https://www.fountainpennetwork.com/forum/index.php?/topic/161304-tighten-cap-on-m2/

https://www.fountainpennetwork.com/forum/index.php?/topic/154014-inner-caps/

https://www.fountainpennetwork.com/forum/index.php?/topic/131176-cap-bands-how-are-they-held-in-place/

https://www.fountainpennetwork.com/forum/index.php?/topic/126800-inner-cap-keeps-faling-out/

https://www.fountainpennetwork.com/forum/index.php?/topic/47800-esterbrook-trim-ring/

https://www.fountainpennetwork.com/forum/index.php?/topic/43251-crack-in-the-cap-of-my-j-should-i-be-concerned/

https://www.fountainpennetwork.com/forum/index.php?/topic/21267-loose-cap-ring-on-a-estie/

https://www.fountainpennetwork.com/forum/index.php?/topic/2244-esterbrook-j-issues/

 

Clip

 

https://www.fountainpennetwork.com/forum/index.php?/topic/33761-how-can-i-bring-the-clip-closer-to-the-cap/

https://www.fountainpennetwork.com/forum/index.php?/topic/184279-removing-clip/

https://www.fountainpennetwork.com/forum/index.php?/topic/185210-how-to-tighten-a-loose-clip/

https://www.fountainpennetwork.com/forum/index.php?/topic/169975-replacing-pocket-clips/

https://www.fountainpennetwork.com/forum/index.php?/topic/182091-fix-for-loose-clip-and-metal-band-on-the-cap/

https://www.fountainpennetwork.com/forum/index.php?/topic/181044-i-need-some-esterbrook-help/

https://www.fountainpennetwork.com/forum/index.php?/topic/169941-spinning-clip/

https://www.fountainpennetwork.com/forum/index.php?/topic/148520-tightening-a-clip-on-a-j/

https://www.fountainpennetwork.com/forum/index.php?/topic/95167-how-do-i-reset-a-loose-clip/

https://www.fountainpennetwork.com/forum/index.php?/topic/102385-esterbrook-cap-repair/

https://www.fountainpennetwork.com/forum/index.php?/topic/97692-dollar-pen-clipcap-top-unit/

https://www.fountainpennetwork.com/forum/index.php?/topic/57452-j-clip/

https://www.fountainpennetwork.com/forum/index.php?/topic/47800-esterbrook-trim-ring/

https://www.fountainpennetwork.com/forum/index.php?/topic/36255-rust-on-a-clip/

https://www.fountainpennetwork.com/forum/index.php?/topic/23404-missing-clip-on-english-3-s/

https://www.fountainpennetwork.com/forum/index.php?/topic/18936-dollar-pen-clips/

 

J-Bar

 

https://www.fountainpennetwork.com/forum/index.php?/topic/168691-j-bar-removal-tool/

https://www.fountainpennetwork.com/forum/index.php?/topic/187638-size-of-j-bar-for-desk-pen/

https://www.fountainpennetwork.com/forum/index.php?/topic/185384-j-bar-gets-weird-when-re-inserting/

https://www.fountainpennetwork.com/forum/index.php?/topic/184856-some-repair-questions/

https://www.fountainpennetwork.com/forum/index.php?/topic/172866-aftermarket-j-bar-question/

https://www.fountainpennetwork.com/forum/index.php?/topic/170309-presser-bar/

https://www.fountainpennetwork.com/forum/index.php?/topic/166291-help-with-removing-a-j-bar/

https://www.fountainpennetwork.com/forum/index.php?/topic/153860-position-of-j-bar/

https://www.fountainpennetwork.com/forum/index.php?/topic/154000-j-bars/

https://www.fountainpennetwork.com/forum/index.php?/topic/146961-replace-a-j-bar/

https://www.fountainpennetwork.com/forum/index.php?/topic/143518-esterbrook-j-bar-sizes-anyone-know-what-fits-in-an-lj/

https://www.fountainpennetwork.com/forum/index.php?/topic/140164-ch-purse-pen-j-bar/

https://www.fountainpennetwork.com/forum/index.php?/topic/137640-j-bar-removal/

https://www.fountainpennetwork.com/forum/index.php?/topic/121846-regarding-esterbrook-repairs/

https://www.fountainpennetwork.com/forum/index.php?/topic/123209-jbar-question/

https://www.fountainpennetwork.com/forum/index.php?/topic/120783-j-bar/

https://www.fountainpennetwork.com/forum/index.php?/topic/100807-best-place-to-buy-a-j-bar-what-else-is-inside/

https://www.fountainpennetwork.com/forum/index.php?/topic/87273-a-couple-of-restoration-questions-if-i-might/

https://www.fountainpennetwork.com/forum/index.php?/topic/84231-j-bar-queston/

https://www.fountainpennetwork.com/forum/index.php?/topic/72034-sj-jbar-size/

https://www.fountainpennetwork.com/forum/index.php?/topic/58280-sj-pressure-bar/

https://www.fountainpennetwork.com/forum/index.php?/topic/58131-resorting-to-canibalism/

https://www.fountainpennetwork.com/forum/index.php?/topic/46905-j-bar-replacement/

https://www.fountainpennetwork.com/forum/index.php?/topic/37582-another-esterbrook-restoration-question/

https://www.fountainpennetwork.com/forum/index.php?/topic/31073-estie-j-bar/

https://www.fountainpennetwork.com/forum/index.php?/topic/24943-broken-pressure-bar/

https://www.fountainpennetwork.com/forum/index.php?/topic/10473-broken-j-bar/

https://www.fountainpennetwork.com/forum/index.php?/topic/4177-how-to-replace-a-j-bar/

https://www.fountainpennetwork.com/forum/index.php?/topic/4557-best-place-to-buy-replacement-pressure-bars/

 

Jewel

 

https://www.fountainpennetwork.com/forum/index.php?/topic/190269-replacement-esterbrook-transitional-jewel/

https://www.fountainpennetwork.com/forum/index.php?/topic/185959-estie-j-jewel-removal/

https://www.fountainpennetwork.com/forum/index.php?/topic/182659-adhesive-for-jewels-and-sections/

https://www.fountainpennetwork.com/forum/index.php?/topic/176127-estie-jewel-replacement/

https://www.fountainpennetwork.com/forum/index.php?/topic/165933-best-way-to-remove-an-estie-threaded-jewel/

https://www.fountainpennetwork.com/forum/index.php?/topic/142796-replacing-a-cap-jewel-on-a-double-jewel-estie/

https://www.fountainpennetwork.com/forum/index.php?/topic/124190-replacement-cap-jewels/

https://www.fountainpennetwork.com/forum/index.php?/topic/116462-repairing-jewel-on-estie-cap/

https://www.fountainpennetwork.com/forum/index.php?/topic/88690-loose-cap-jewel/

https://www.fountainpennetwork.com/forum/index.php?/topic/102385-esterbrook-cap-repair/

https://www.fountainpennetwork.com/forum/index.php?/topic/90640-i-need-help-with-a-bottom-jewel-ectomy/

https://www.fountainpennetwork.com/forum/index.php?/topic/87273-a-couple-of-restoration-questions-if-i-might/

https://www.fountainpennetwork.com/forum/index.php?/topic/70484-estie-tools/

https://www.fountainpennetwork.com/forum/index.php?/topic/56962-an-sjs-barrel-button-and-tassie/

https://www.fountainpennetwork.com/forum/index.php?/topic/46230-removing-esterbrook-jewels/

https://www.fountainpennetwork.com/forum/index.php?/topic/42272-proper-size-cap-jewel-for-double-jewel-j/

https://www.fountainpennetwork.com/forum/index.php?/topic/33431-esterbrook-jewel-substitutes/

https://www.fountainpennetwork.com/forum/index.php?/topic/14117-how-to-remove-a-barrel-jewel/

https://www.fountainpennetwork.com/forum/index.php?/topic/8178-esterbrook-jewels/

https://www.fountainpennetwork.com/forum/index.php?/topic/5690-cap-jewel-replacement/

 

Lever

 

https://www.fountainpennetwork.com/forum/index.php?/topic/188612-esterbrook-blue-j/

https://www.fountainpennetwork.com/forum/index.php?/topic/187227-relief-2-l/

https://www.fountainpennetwork.com/forum/index.php?/topic/180761-replacing-broken-lever/

https://www.fountainpennetwork.com/forum/index.php?/topic/135124-broken-lever/

https://www.fountainpennetwork.com/forum/index.php?/topic/108847-esterbrook-j-problem/

https://www.fountainpennetwork.com/forum/index.php?/topic/98947-estie-lever-pin/

https://www.fountainpennetwork.com/forum/index.php?/topic/97495-loose-levers/

https://www.fountainpennetwork.com/forum/index.php?/topic/78348-lever-wont-stay-in-place/

https://www.fountainpennetwork.com/forum/index.php?/topic/63117-repairing-levelfiller-vintage-pen/

https://www.fountainpennetwork.com/forum/index.php?/topic/46640-transitional-lever-problem/

https://www.fountainpennetwork.com/forum/index.php?/topic/15971-lever-mechanism/

https://www.fountainpennetwork.com/forum/index.php?/topic/15878-did-i-buy-a-broken-esterbrook/

 

Nib – Alignment

 

https://www.fountainpennetwork.com/forum/index.php?/topic/117963-nib-repair/

https://www.fountainpennetwork.com/forum/index.php?/topic/118852-how-to-align-feed-and-nib/

 

Nib – Bent

 

https://www.fountainpennetwork.com/forum/index.php?/topic/143423-falcon-stub-nib-2442-bent-what-to-do/

 

Nib - Changing/Removing

 

https://www.fountainpennetwork.com/forum/index.php?/topic/191620-two-new-picture-tutorials-for-beginners/

https://www.fountainpennetwork.com/forum/index.php?/topic/189641-esterbrook-relief-2-l/

https://www.fountainpennetwork.com/forum/index.php?/topic/183575-will-an-osmiroid-nib-fit-in-an-esterbrook-j/

https://www.fountainpennetwork.com/forum/index.php?/topic/180382-need-nib-changing-advice/

https://www.fountainpennetwork.com/forum/index.php?/topic/179781-knocked-out-my-first-estie-nib/

https://www.fountainpennetwork.com/forum/index.php?/topic/178821-nib-came-apart-in-the-body/

https://www.fountainpennetwork.com/forum/index.php?/topic/115720-removing-the-nib/

https://www.fountainpennetwork.com/forum/index.php?/topic/122167-putting-a-nib-back-on-the-feed/

https://www.fountainpennetwork.com/forum/index.php?/topic/121096-replacing-nib-on-esterbrook-feeds/

https://www.fountainpennetwork.com/forum/index.php?/topic/120399-how-can-i-unscrew-the-nib/

https://www.fountainpennetwork.com/forum/index.php?/topic/88491-nib-is-stuck/

https://www.fountainpennetwork.com/forum/index.php?/topic/82994-cant-unscrew-the-renew-point/

https://www.fountainpennetwork.com/forum/index.php?/topic/71060-replacing-just-the-nib-in-a-nibfeed-unit/

https://www.fountainpennetwork.com/forum/index.php?/topic/43881-can-i-remove-the-nib/

https://www.fountainpennetwork.com/forum/index.php?/topic/25361-aaargh/

 

Nib – Cleaning

 

https://www.fountainpennetwork.com/forum/index.php?/topic/132650-trick-to-cleaning-esty-nibs/

 

Nib - Scratchy

 

https://www.fountainpennetwork.com/forum/index.php?/topic/188582-making-scratchy-esterbrook-nibs-smoother-writing/

https://www.fountainpennetwork.com/forum/index.php?/topic/185911-newbie-needs-nib-advice/

https://www.fountainpennetwork.com/forum/index.php?/topic/185912-can-nib-be-repaired/

https://www.fountainpennetwork.com/forum/index.php?/topic/3482-scratchy-nib-2048-flexible-fine/

 

Nib/section clogged/poor flow

 

https://www.fountainpennetwork.com/forum/index.php?/topic/176348-clogged-nib/

https://www.fountainpennetwork.com/forum/index.php?/topic/171898-nibsection-blocked-any-ideas-pls/

https://www.fountainpennetwork.com/forum/index.php?/topic/138807-cleaning-out-a-renew-point/

https://www.fountainpennetwork.com/forum/index.php?/topic/128912-estie-ink-flow-issue/

https://www.fountainpennetwork.com/forum/index.php?/topic/115257-2550-nib-problem-need-help/

https://www.fountainpennetwork.com/forum/index.php?/topic/65296-nib-question/

https://www.fountainpennetwork.com/forum/index.php?/topic/62589-nib-stopped-up/

https://www.fountainpennetwork.com/forum/index.php?/topic/25343-my-new-esterbrook-flow-problem/

https://www.fountainpennetwork.com/forum/index.php?/topic/11127-estebrook-question/

 

Sac

 

https://www.fountainpennetwork.com/forum/index.php?/topic/189313-how-to-replace-an-esterbrook-sac/

https://www.fountainpennetwork.com/forum/index.php?/topic/187728-want-to-do-my-first-resac-what-do-i-need/

https://www.fountainpennetwork.com/forum/index.php?/topic/181783-rookie-repair-question/

https://www.fountainpennetwork.com/forum/index.php?/topic/185198-desk-pen-sac-size/

https://www.fountainpennetwork.com/forum/index.php?/topic/163932-re-sacing-an-esterbrook/

https://www.fountainpennetwork.com/forum/index.php?/topic/18127-sac-glue/

https://www.fountainpennetwork.com/forum/index.php?/topic/136177-the-esterbrook-j-sac/

https://www.fountainpennetwork.com/forum/index.php?/topic/133754-sac-size-for-esterbrook-sj/

https://www.fountainpennetwork.com/forum/index.php?/topic/121846-regarding-esterbrook-repairs/

https://www.fountainpennetwork.com/forum/index.php?/topic/108266-how-do-i-replace-the-ink-sac/

https://www.fountainpennetwork.com/forum/index.php?/topic/110634-sac-cement-question/

https://www.fountainpennetwork.com/forum/index.php?/topic/87243-dollar-pen-sac-length/

https://www.fountainpennetwork.com/forum/index.php?/topic/71176-aerometric-sac/

https://www.fountainpennetwork.com/forum/index.php?/topic/53799-relief-model-12-re-sac-help/

https://www.fountainpennetwork.com/forum/index.php?/topic/46865-just-a-question-about-the-size-of-a-new-sac/

https://www.fountainpennetwork.com/forum/index.php?/topic/37582-another-esterbrook-restoration-question/

https://www.fountainpennetwork.com/forum/index.php?/topic/32978-esterbrook-j-arrived-sans-sac/

https://www.fountainpennetwork.com/forum/index.php?/topic/32318-how-not-to-install-a-sac-on-an-estie/

https://www.fountainpennetwork.com/forum/index.php?/topic/11736-sac-for-m2/

https://www.fountainpennetwork.com/forum/index.php?/topic/10793-sac-size/

 

Sac tray

 

https://www.fountainpennetwork.com/forum/index.php?/topic/184856-some-repair-questions/

 

Section

 

https://www.fountainpennetwork.com/forum/index.php?/topic/189249-how-to-fix-an-esterbrook-grip-section/

https://www.fountainpennetwork.com/forum/index.php?/topic/188057-inky-sections-why/

https://www.fountainpennetwork.com/forum/index.php?/topic/179131-cracked-section/

https://www.fountainpennetwork.com/forum/index.php?/topic/178287-tightening-a-loose-section-best-way/

https://www.fountainpennetwork.com/forum/index.php?/topic/176629-broken-section-replacement/

https://www.fountainpennetwork.com/forum/index.php?/topic/161834-advice-for-where-to-buy-a-section/

https://www.fountainpennetwork.com/forum/index.php?/topic/148945-how-to-tighten-the-section/

https://www.fountainpennetwork.com/forum/index.php?/topic/137339-swapping-sections/

https://www.fountainpennetwork.com/forum/index.php?/topic/119957-how-do-you-fix-it/

https://www.fountainpennetwork.com/forum/index.php?/topic/114648-estie-c-r-a-c-k-repairable/

https://www.fountainpennetwork.com/forum/index.php?/topic/46130-deluxe-lk-section-removal/

https://www.fountainpennetwork.com/forum/index.php?/topic/7273-cracked-section/

 

Cleaning ink off pen/inside cap

 

https://www.fountainpennetwork.com/forum/index.php?/topic/182505-cleaning-ink-off-sj-barrelcap/

https://www.fountainpennetwork.com/forum/index.php?/topic/174643-how-do-you-remove-ink-stains-from-an-estie-barrel/

https://www.fountainpennetwork.com/forum/index.php?/topic/156644-cleaning-ink-inside-cap/

https://www.fountainpennetwork.com/forum/index.php?/topic/156882-ink-cleaning-tip/

https://www.fountainpennetwork.com/forum/index.php?/topic/143160-getting-ink-stain-off-esterbrook-barrel/

https://www.fountainpennetwork.com/forum/index.php?/topic/80044-staining-on-a-pastel-purse-pen/

https://www.fountainpennetwork.com/forum/index.php?/topic/62305-cleaning-threads-on-the-barrel/

https://www.fountainpennetwork.com/forum/index.php?/topic/28852-remove-ink-stains-from-an-estie/

 

Cleaning/flushing

 

https://www.fountainpennetwork.com/forum/index.php?/topic/113227-how-to-clean-a-lever-filler/

https://www.fountainpennetwork.com/forum/index.php?/topic/21359-how-to-clean-a-j-newbie-question/

 

Diagram/Insides picture

 

https://www.fountainpennetwork.com/forum/index.php?/topic/184700-esterbrook-j-diagram/

https://www.fountainpennetwork.com/forum/index.php?/topic/146305-esterbrook-j-autopsy/

 

Disassembly

 

https://www.fountainpennetwork.com/forum/index.php?/topic/181507-question-on-disassembling-my-first-estie/

https://www.fountainpennetwork.com/forum/index.php?/topic/170281-how-do-i-take-apart-an-esterbrook/

https://www.fountainpennetwork.com/forum/index.php?/topic/85670-heat-for-section-removalreinsertion-is-there-a-consensus/

https://www.fountainpennetwork.com/forum/index.php?/topic/159485-repair/

https://www.fountainpennetwork.com/forum/index.php?/topic/152714-probably-a-very-newbie-question/

https://www.fountainpennetwork.com/forum/index.php?/topic/136675-stuck/

https://www.fountainpennetwork.com/forum/index.php?/topic/144469-take-apart-an-esterbook/

https://www.fountainpennetwork.com/forum/index.php?/topic/128108-how-to-remove-the-nib-and-section-from-the-barrel/

https://www.fountainpennetwork.com/forum/index.php?/topic/101666-i-cant-get-my-new-j-apart/

https://www.fountainpennetwork.com/forum/index.php?/topic/101045-relief-3-s/

https://www.fountainpennetwork.com/forum/index.php?/topic/99966-a101-filler-repair-or-replacement/

https://www.fountainpennetwork.com/forum/index.php?/topic/90071-how-do-i-get-the-guts-out-of-a-j/

https://www.fountainpennetwork.com/forum/index.php?/topic/58646-stuck-nib-total-beginner/

https://www.fountainpennetwork.com/forum/index.php?/topic/17690-sj-bronze-how-to-open/

 

General repair cautions

 

https://www.fountainpennetwork.com/forum/index.php?/topic/183029-hazy-estie-finish/

 

Pen leaking/flooding

 

https://www.fountainpennetwork.com/forum/index.php?/topic/183720-leaky-estebrookwhat-to-do/

https://www.fountainpennetwork.com/forum/index.php?/topic/181143-leaky-esterbrooks/

https://www.fountainpennetwork.com/forum/index.php?/topic/174085-a-bit-of-a-problem-with-my-nib/

https://www.fountainpennetwork.com/forum/index.php?/topic/157535-possible-leakgetting-ink-out-of-the-cap/

https://www.fountainpennetwork.com/forum/index.php?/topic/164809-leaky-problems/

https://www.fountainpennetwork.com/forum/index.php?/topic/163815-leaky-estie/

https://www.fountainpennetwork.com/forum/index.php?/topic/150533-sj-leaking-ink/

https://www.fountainpennetwork.com/forum/index.php?/topic/142371-leaks-when-jolted/

https://www.fountainpennetwork.com/forum/index.php?/topic/142053-ink-pooling-on-the-top-of-the-nib/

https://www.fountainpennetwork.com/forum/index.php?/topic/110331-driping-a-bit-where-the-section-meets-the-feed/

https://www.fountainpennetwork.com/forum/index.php?/topic/89420-leaking-estie-j/

https://www.fountainpennetwork.com/forum/index.php?/topic/75564-leaky-sj-advice-neeeded/

https://www.fountainpennetwork.com/forum/index.php?/topic/72641-does-this-sound-like-a-leaky-sac/

https://www.fountainpennetwork.com/forum/index.php?/topic/69330-esterbrook-j-possible-leak-around-the-section-join/

https://www.fountainpennetwork.com/forum/index.php?/topic/62767-ink-leak/

https://www.fountainpennetwork.com/forum/index.php?/topic/27314-help-me-diagnose-my-estie/

https://www.fountainpennetwork.com/forum/index.php?/topic/24469-please-help-with-leaking-estie-j/

https://www.fountainpennetwork.com/forum/index.php?/topic/3692-another-leaky-nib/

https://www.fountainpennetwork.com/forum/index.php?/topic/3547-leaky-nib-solved/

 

Pen stops writing/won’t write

 

https://www.fountainpennetwork.com/forum/index.php?/topic/165121-whats-wrong-with-my-esterbrook/

https://www.fountainpennetwork.com/forum/index.php?/topic/183053-2550-nib-tine-clearing/

https://www.fountainpennetwork.com/forum/index.php?/topic/148853-dip-less-pen-issue/

 

Pen won’t fill

 

https://www.fountainpennetwork.com/forum/index.php?/topic/190127-nib-wont-let-my-estie-fill/

 

Polishing

 

https://www.fountainpennetwork.com/forum/index.php?/topic/174999-polishing-an-esterbrook-dollar/

https://www.fountainpennetwork.com/forum/index.php?/topic/164093-shine-it-up/

https://www.fountainpennetwork.com/forum/index.php?/topic/146946-polish-finish-work-on-a-pen/

https://www.fountainpennetwork.com/forum/index.php?/topic/124065-estie-black-jewel-polishing/

https://www.fountainpennetwork.com/forum/index.php?/topic/116752-what-wax-do-you-use/

https://www.fountainpennetwork.com/forum/index.php?/topic/113674-the-mother-of-all-non-treated-polishing-cloth/

https://www.fountainpennetwork.com/forum/index.php?/topic/97184-please-share-your-mother-of-all-polishing-regimes/

https://www.fountainpennetwork.com/forum/index.php?/topic/97853-polishing-a-pastel-estie/

https://www.fountainpennetwork.com/forum/index.php?/topic/90072-method-for-jewel-polishing/

https://www.fountainpennetwork.com/forum/index.php?/topic/84036-estie-polishing-tip-for-the-frugal/

https://www.fountainpennetwork.com/forum/index.php?/topic/62163-polishing-technique/

https://www.fountainpennetwork.com/forum/index.php?/topic/59739-cleaningpolishing-a-clear-taper/

https://www.fountainpennetwork.com/forum/index.php?/topic/37582-another-esterbrook-restoration-question/

https://www.fountainpennetwork.com/forum/index.php?/topic/28863-another-vote-for-mothers-mag-polish/

 

Rattling inside working pen

 

https://www.fountainpennetwork.com/forum/index.php?/topic/146766-something-rattling-inside-j-barrel/

 

Smelly pen

 

https://www.fountainpennetwork.com/forum/index.php?/topic/107626-trouble-with-an-estie/

https://www.fountainpennetwork.com/forum/index.php?/topic/30498-moldy-smell/

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inkstainedruth

Wow, this came just as I was thinking I really need to sit down and review the information I've already come across for replacing the sac on the SJ I bought a few months ago. Perfect timing for this thread to get resurrected -- thanks!

Ruth Morrisson aka inkstainedruth

"It's very nice, but frankly, when I signed that list for a P-51, what I had in mind was a fountain pen."

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Fantastic resource - thank you so much for all your hard work.

 

This really needs to be a Sticky.

"Minds are like parachutes. They only function when open." James Dewar

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Just want to add my thanks for this index. It still doesn't seem to be sticky--I was lucky enough to stumble across it via a Google search, or who knows when I might have found it.

 

Anybody interested in updating it? Adding pencils to it, perhaps?

<P>Best wishes,<BR><BR>Jim Crutchfield<BR>Virginian Sojourner in New York City</P>

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Here's the 12 April 2011 list as a MS Word document with full URLs, from which you should be able to click through directly to the site. (On a PC you probably have to push the Control key while you click on the link.)

FPN Esterbrook Repair Index.doc

<P>Best wishes,<BR><BR>Jim Crutchfield<BR>Virginian Sojourner in New York City</P>

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This really needs to be stickied - it is a phenomenal index.

"Minds are like parachutes. They only function when open." James Dewar

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If the powers that be will pin a thread like "My First Estie" then they should durn well pin this thread, which offers something usefull. Or are they trying to pin only kitschy stuff?

 

Hellooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!

"Don't hurry, don't worry. It's better to be late at the Golden Gate than to arrive in Hell on time."
--Sign in a bar and grill, Ormond Beach, Florida, 1960.

 

 

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If you want the thread pinned (and it's not a bad idea) you might want to PM or email Brian. He's a busy man and maybe he hasn't seen all the requests in this one thread.

 

Bruce in Ocala, FL

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