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He actually skims out and grinds the nibs top and bottom to fit very neatly together before (I believe) being bonding. I think, from group chat type discussions with him it is easy to break a nib by taking it too far. Also on the flex nibs he not only is very specific and careful on the cuts, again he finds just pushing a little too far can cause breakage. Also the feeds he was manually tuning (not sure if he asked and got advice on this), though some are now made specifically for him to order.

 

 

Yeah, in my cursory work I definitely noticed that I need to flatten the top of the bottom and middle nib, and the bottom of the middle and upper nib. I do it by hand with whetstones right now, which takes too long. So I picked up some silicon carbide impregnated rotary wheels and a new rotary tool that can run down to a less insane speed (the "low" switch on my dremel broke so all it will do right now is fast enough to send a nib into low earth orbit - I need about 8000RPM)

 

Going to set up a grinding wheel setup using a few vises and the rotary tool. I'm mostly looking into where the best places to put the initial solder will be. I've been practicing by building ink cage feeds and soldering them to leonardt principal dip nibs

 

If I can build these from jinhao bicolor nibs using solder and not brazing (and have them be durable) I think I could probably get them made for about $80, not including a collar or feed, but it depends on the time it takes me once I get a rhythm down (it could be as cheap as $50, as much as $100)

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You are going to be very reliant on the consistency of Jinhao nibs - I assume you'll just bulk purchase X450 and x750 pens. Even with bad nibs it could/should still be a good way of bringing the price down. I know Ralph just uses Jowo nibs.

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You are going to be very reliant on the consistency of Jinhao nibs - I assume you'll just bulk purchase X450 and x750 pens. Even with bad nibs it could/should still be a good way of bringing the price down. I know Ralph just uses Jowo nibs.

 

When you're practicing, there's no reason to go for the good stuff.

 

When I was making ink cages, I wasn't dropping my first attempts into brause roses. But now I'm getting pretty darn good at giving a dip nib an enormous ink reservoir. My leonardt principals go from 1-2 broad strokes to 10-20.

 

Jinhao does make bizarrely consistent M nibs. I pick them up 5 for $2.50.

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When you're practicing, there's no reason to go for the good stuff.

 

When I was making ink cages, I wasn't dropping my first attempts into brause roses. But now I'm getting pretty darn good at giving a dip nib an enormous ink reservoir. My leonardt principals go from 1-2 broad strokes to 10-20.

 

Jinhao does make bizarrely consistent M nibs. I pick them up 5 for $2.50.

Good luck, wishing to see results

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Jinhao does make bizarrely consistent M nibs. I pick them up 5 for $2.50.

 

It is interesting. Especially when companies that make pens at 100 time the price of an X750 manage to consistently produce pens with badly performing nibs.

 

Sorry. Back to the main programme.

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As one who lives on the Eastern side of the Atlantic, without the funds to pop over to a pen show, on the off chance that I may be able to pick up such a nib, I find the vicarious pleasure of ogling their functional beauty, here and on Ralph's site, sufficient enjoyment.

 

I rejoice in the good fortune of those of you who have the opportunity care for and use these rare delights.

 

 

He will be in Philadelphia Pen Show 2019 , January 11-13 maybe he even makes to farther east at times...

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Thanks Driften but that's Eastern as in the other side. Different continent :bawl: Maybe he'll make it to London next year!

"Simplicate and add Lightness."

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Thanks Driften but that's Eastern as in the other side. Different continent :bawl: Maybe he'll make it to London next year!

 

 

Yea, that is what I get for reading too quickly! Sorry.

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so I just attempted my very first stacked nib. two jinhao mediums. I cut one just below the breather hole, flattened the top of the bottom nib and the bottom of the top nib, held them together tips-first gently with vice-grips, heated the nibs to cherry red with a propane torch (way, way overkill, will use a gentle butane torch in the future as it was difficult to solder) and with a little flux, touched some silver solder to the back of the nibs where they meet. I got it a little heavy on the right side and perfect on the left, and though the nibs were maybe 0.2mm out of alignment, I was able to bring it together with another grinding wheel. it's ugly as sin because I way overheated the nibs with such a massive torch, and I literally haven't polished it beyond the initial grind, but I have already succeeded in a needle thin downstroke and 1.9mm cross stroke, very wet, quite smooth. weirdly good for not having even touched anything beyond the grinding wheel of my rotary tool, so after a quick dip pen test (it works as a dip nib, too, since the double nib acts as a reservoir!) I put it into my conklin all american, a big honking pen for a big honking nib, filled it up with pilot blue black, and just started going to town, to see if the feed could keep up. and it does! it's wet but not a gusher, smooth, consistent, with XXF downstrokes and a reasonably wet needlepoint reverse.

 

I might genuinely start making double stacked nibs and sell them, the first attempt was about an hour of work to fabricate and maybe 10 minutes to tune. Next weekend I'm going to try a reversed grind, where it gives you the fat architect line on the reverse and a normal medium line when held normally.

 

I expected my first attempt to fail miserably. This nib is actually really usable.

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LOL... I am quite fond of UGLY nibs that write awesome!!!....

 

 

I'll be interested in an ugly nib that can do BBBB across and B/M downstroke.. :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

 

 

 

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so I just attempted my very first stacked nib. two jinhao mediums. I cut one just below the breather hole, flattened the top of the bottom nib and the bottom of the top nib, held them together tips-first gently with vice-grips, heated the nibs to cherry red with a propane torch (way, way overkill, will use a gentle butane torch in the future as it was difficult to solder) and with a little flux, touched some silver solder to the back of the nibs where they meet. I got it a little heavy on the right side and perfect on the left, and though the nibs were maybe 0.2mm out of alignment, I was able to bring it together with another grinding wheel. it's ugly as sin because I way overheated the nibs with such a massive torch, and I literally haven't polished it beyond the initial grind, but I have already succeeded in a needle thin downstroke and 1.9mm cross stroke, very wet, quite smooth. weirdly good for not having even touched anything beyond the grinding wheel of my rotary tool, so after a quick dip pen test (it works as a dip nib, too, since the double nib acts as a reservoir!) I put it into my conklin all american, a big honking pen for a big honking nib, filled it up with pilot blue black, and just started going to town, to see if the feed could keep up. and it does! it's wet but not a gusher, smooth, consistent, with XXF downstrokes and a reasonably wet needlepoint reverse.

 

I might genuinely start making double stacked nibs and sell them, the first attempt was about an hour of work to fabricate and maybe 10 minutes to tune. Next weekend I'm going to try a reversed grind, where it gives you the fat architect line on the reverse and a normal medium line when held normally.

 

I expected my first attempt to fail miserably. This nib is actually really usable.

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I'll be interested in an ugly nib that can do BBBB across and B/M downstroke.. :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

 

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Five years ago, I posted (probably not for the first time) about my Keuning Pelikan Monster nib.

 

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James had made two or three prototypes (about nine or so years ago), with the intention of making more, but that second part didn't happen, and I had bought one of his cool nibs. I still have it.

 

I like that others are making such interesting nibs. More power to 'em!

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Late last week my Sequel nib arrived ready to go. It took me some time to get around to inking it up and today I finally got off my duff and dug out a pen from my desk that would suffice as a temporary home. But this is not about the pen, it is about the nib. The Sequel is a double stack nib where the normal writing position is a F and the reverse engages a cross point and created about a 3B line. while the normal side is slightly stubbish with thicker down strokes than cross strokes, the reverse is a nice, wet writer (although not super wet). The normal side has a bit of feedback while the reverse is able to skate on that river of ink. I have only used the nib a little this afternoon so i will reserve final judgement until I have more writing time with it.

 

Here are some shots of the nib (gold plated Jowo steel):

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And a writing sample:

 

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What?! That looks amazing! I hope it's still fantastic (or maybe more fantastic) after the initial glow of getting it has waned.

 

That is a cool-looking nib, though. COOL!

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>It warms my heart to see his passion harnessed and shared in a way that brings joy to others in the fountain pen community.

 

What a beautiful review and great sentiment!

 

Thank you for sharing your wonderful experience and joy.

 

It motivates me to hop on the plane to a pen show to visit pen ppl live and see Ralph Reyes Regalia!

 

I had only been familiar with the relaunch of Sailor's Special Nibs so learning of a local artisan is much more appealing.

 

Cheers to Ralph Reyes Regalia Nibs Factory :P

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I need to go to a pen show...

 

 

You just opened a whole world to me..

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