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Helen, yes, after adjusting tines, the feedback is more informational than unpleasant. It's a pretty thin nib, easy to,adjust.

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Our old Maine Coon would not have had the brain power to catch anything. .... He didn't even know how to chase the "evil red dot" (aka the laser pointer) -- he would just sit and watch it intently....

 

When we got Ozzie we also got another Maine Coon kitten, Floyd. At a year old Floyd chased down rabbits and ate them, occasionally bringing home live ones which he let go & chased down again. It was quite something seeing a rabbit at full blast loosing a yard or two every time it jinked and it was slower on a straight run too. He looked absolutely magnificent while doing it, we had our own pet lion. A remarkable hunter.

However, Floyd wasn't really bright. He chased the red laser dot. Ozzie, on the other hand, attacked the hand holding the laser! Didn't take him long to work out either.

We think Gryff's first kill (he was our first Maine Coon) was probably accidental. He came back with a shrew smaller than the width of his paw. We think he probably trod on it.

 

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A friend had one at a recent meeting of the "Boston Pen People" and I liked it. I just made an offer on a couple of them. let's see if they are interested.

 

Thanks for the added information. I guess I must be in a pen buying mood. This is the sixth/seventh pen (4, 1, 2) I may have bought tonight. I should probably sign off now. Actually I may get them in time for the Chinese New Year.

“Don't put off till tomorrow what you can do today, because if you do it today and like it, you can do again tomorrow!”

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On 11/29/2016 at 6:16 PM, Helen350 said:

 

Bob: Did tweaking the nib help with the 'feedback' issue? What is the nib size - #5?

 

Hi, 

Mine is the green one EF #5 nib.

Good looking but it suffered from hard starts AND ink starvation.

 

The first issue was due to the tines being too close, I managed to make the slit a bit wider (getting a more F-alike line) and the issue was corrected.

 

The second problem was harder to fix. The pen stopped writing after some lines. I checked the feed and found that the channel was too narrow and did not go up to the end of the feed where the "tip" enters the cartridge/converter (a real problem or just a specific design feature, do not know).

 

So I used a razor blade to make the channel wider and longer. It was not enough.

 

After some experimentation and much ink in my fingers, I was able to liberate a bit the nib from the feed. They were pressed so hard that the ink (or maybe the air) was not able to flow properly.

 

Now, my Wing Sung 2007 writes very well. It is not a wet pen, but the flow is OK and it is pleasant to use.

 

As for the looks, by what is worth, my wife saw me using the pen and did not believe it costs less than 5 Euro. Actually she started to ask me about what I have paid ("invested" was the word I unsuccessfully used) for my pens. A really unconfortable conversation... 😉

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3 hours ago, lfmarsan said:

 

Hi, 

Mine is the green one EF #5 nib.

Good looking but it suffered from hard starts AND ink starvation.

 

The first issue was due to the tines being too close, I managed to make the slit a bit wider (getting a more F-alike line) and the issue was corrected.

 

The second problem was harder to fix. The pen stopped writing after some lines. I checked the feed and found that the channel was too narrow and did not go up to the end of the feed where the "tip" enters the cartridge/converter (a real problem or just a specific design feature, do not know).

 

So I used a razor blade to make the channel wider and longer. It was not enough.

 

After some experimentation and much ink in my fingers, I was able to liberate a bit the nib from the feed. They were pressed so hard that the ink (or maybe the air) was not able to flow properly.

 

Now, my Wing Sung 2007 writes very well. It is not a wet pen, but the flow is OK and it is pleasant to use.

 

As for the looks, by what is worth, my wife saw me using the pen and did not believe it costs less than 5 Euro. Actually she started to ask me about what I have paid ("invested" was the word I unsuccessfully used) for my pens. A really unconfortable conversation... 😉

 

It is hard for others to appreciate the "investment" we are willing to make in our pens. (LOL)

Even though I do not have a high-end pen pocketbook, my hubby did feel my pens were a   

waste.  Now being a widow, I don't have to sneak pens into the house.😃  Glad to hear your

efforts resolved your ink flow problem.  Learning to make creative tweaking fixes is a must

for us FP fans.

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