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Two more nib straightening jobs done. These are rather complicated since I use a simple convex burnishing tool (link). It's especially hard for me to do straightening jobs where the bends are side-ways as in the two pens below.

 

Nib #1 - MB 144. The pic is titled wrong. This is a 144. The nib was severely damaged when it came to me because of past repairs. The nib was so messed up that I kept confirming with the owner if they were OK with me taking aggressive measures to fix the nib. When the owner agreed, then I worked on it with a little more courage. It took me many days to get it to just work without skipping. Finally, it produced perfect flow. I could put the pen away for 2 days and yet it would start up right away. But, the pen owner did say it wasn't super smooth. I must have tuned it to my angle of writing!

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Nib #2 - Full flex No. 12. These flexi nibs are so tough to repair. I'm always a little tentative. This one was interesting. The tine slit was fine from the breather hole till mid way, then it met/joined mid way and separated outwards towards the tip. It caused an annoying clicking for the owner. After repair the clicking stopped.

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I try to avoid nib straightening repairs for others (unless I am very confident) because the risks are high. I only do them if the owners tell me to go ahead regardless of the risks as they don't intend on sending it for professional service. I always recommend professional service as an option before getting an OK to proceed with the repairs myself.

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Finally was able to do some testing this weekend. There is some slight catching when I flex the nib but overall it its fun pen to use. It is smooth and has decent line variation. It is nice and wet as long as a don't write too fast. Filling the pen was a little scary since I was warned not to apply too much pressure on the filler button. But I had to press hard to get it to even move. So I was super careful filling it just letting it fill a tiny amount at a time. It's been great so far and I will do further testing. Thank you again Siamackz.

 

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Finally was able to do some testing this weekend. There is some slight catching when I flex the nib but overall it its fun pen to use. It is smooth and has decent line variation. It is nice and wet as long as a don't write too fast. Filling the pen was a little scary since I was warned not to apply too much pressure on the filler button. But I had to press hard to get it to even move. So I was super careful filling it just letting it fill a tiny amount at a time. It's been great so far and I will do further testing. Thank you again Siamackz.

 

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Thanks for confirming receipt and I am glad youre pen is up and working! Remember to align the tines if needed - maybe that will stop the catching. Also, I dont remember it being a flexi nib, so you might want to avoid looking for line variation on it :)

 

Enjoy your pen! And thanks for your trust

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Great service by a true FP lover. Thank you Dikra.

I don’t have any pens for servicing now.

Ha! Thanks for the encouragement!

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Hi Dikra,

 

I just read about your wonderful offer and was wondering if you have the capacity to remove inner caps. I have 2 Conklins that need to have lost their clips.....any chance???

 

Thanks again for the amazing thoughtfulness!

 

James

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Hi Dikra,

 

I just read about your wonderful offer and was wondering if you have the capacity to remove inner caps. I have 2 Conklins that need to have lost their clips.....any chance???

 

Thanks again for the amazing thoughtfulness!

 

James

Thanks for your kind words, James! Unfortunately, the repair you require is beyond my current capabilities. All the best!

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Thanks for confirming receipt and I am glad youre pen is up and working! Remember to align the tines if needed - maybe that will stop the catching. Also, I dont remember it being a flexi nib, so you might want to avoid looking for line variation on it :)

 

Enjoy your pen! And thanks for your trust

Hi there I have a Duke William Shakespeare which has a Broken FEED ,when I took it out of the box if just shattered,Can you fix, I live in Adelaide Australia,regards Bryan
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Hi there I have a Duke William Shakespeare which has a Broken FEED ,when I took it out of the box if just shattered,Can you fix, I live in Adelaide Australia,regards Bryan

Hey Bryan, that might be beyond my capabilities. I dont know anything about the pen or feed material. In any case, buying a replacement feed might be the best idea IMHO

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Hey Bryan, that might be beyond my capabilities. I dont know anything about the pen or feed material. In any case, buying a replacement feed might be the best idea IMHO

As far as I know the feed should be easy to find but so far no luck,Thank you for the time you have

spent on it regards, Bryan

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Hi Siamackz,

 

Do you also look at mechanical pencils?

Let me know.

 

I also have 2 pens which has inadequate inkflow

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Hi Siamackz,

 

Do you also look at mechanical pencils?

Let me know.

 

I also have 2 pens which has inadequate inkflow

Hi Shanbo, thanks for writing in. I have a queue of pens still waiting to be restored. This will take some time. Once I am done, I will reconnect with you. Thanks!

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Couple of Waterman Safeties restored for cracks and filler seal. I know these aren't complex restorations for pros. But, I'm not a pro :) So..

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I happen to be the lucky owner of this particular pen. Had inked it only about two times and put it away for a couple of weeks. Next time I tried to twist the nib out, it was stubbornly stuck in place and wouldn't budge. Luckily Siamack was kind enough to help out. The nib mechanism works smoothly and beautifully now. Thanks for the excellent job on the pen @Siamack!

 

 

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P.s. Pro-tip for anyone who intends to get their pens worked on by Siamack, drop the pen to his place in person. Chances are you'll get treated to a lovely spread of delicacies as a bonus :P

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I happen to be the lucky owner of this particular pen. Had inked it only about two times and put it away for a couple of weeks. Next time I tried to twist the nib out, it was stubbornly stuck in place and wouldn't budge. Luckily Siamack was kind enough to help out. The nib mechanism works smoothly and beautifully now. Thanks for the excellent job on the pen @Siamack!

 

 

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P.s. Pro-tip for anyone who intends to get their pens worked on by Siamack, drop the pen to his place in person. Chances are you'll get treated to a lovely spread of delicacies as a bonus :P

Ha! Thank you for the kind words and encouragement! And of course, your trust! Edited by siamackz

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