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Tips on Flushing Nibs

Hi Pen Fans!

Highlights from the video....

1.  My preferred method for flushing nibs.

2.  You can find the aspirator that I use here.


Brian at Edison



Julie (O-kami)'s Gravatar you can pick up those ear bulbs at any drug store, Walmart, Kmart
# Posted By Julie (O-kami) | 9/9/11 8:21 PM
Brian Gray's Gravatar Thanks, Julie!
# Posted By Brian Gray | 9/9/11 8:23 PM
brig's Gravatar we use those to suction mouths/noses when kids are born too
# Posted By brig | 9/12/11 9:02 PM
Albert Jan Swart's Gravatar I bought an aspirator in Amsterdam yesterday. It works perfectly! Thanks!

Love your weblog!

Greetings from Holland
# Posted By Albert Jan Swart | 9/15/11 9:21 AM
Scott's Gravatar Thanks for the tip. I just tried it and it worked great. Much faster than my old method of flushing with the converter.
# Posted By Scott | 9/18/11 2:26 PM
Julie (PW)'s Gravatar It's the simple things that can make all the difference! I use this method too. I also have a, uh, salad spinner (Ron Zorn style) that I originally made for lever filling pens. Now I use the spinner for those pens that take some of the higher maintenance inks. It does a great job at getting out much of the ink remnants.

Thanks for making this neat tutorial. Glad to share it with others who need to know how to flush their nibs.

(BTW: the price on the aspirator in your linknote the free shipping as I write thisis way cheaper than what I paid at Walgreen's for mine!)
# Posted By Julie (PW) | 9/19/11 3:35 PM
nate's Gravatar Do you let the nib dry out before re-inking?
# Posted By nate | 9/21/11 6:25 PM
Brian Gray's Gravatar I recommend that you either apply a paper towel to the bottom of the feed to "wick" the moisture out, or you let the nib dry. Anytime that you ink a pen that has a wet feed, you will be watering down your ink a little bit. There is no harm in this, other then making the ink thinner, and de-saturating the color. If you don't mind this, then no harm done.

Very good question.
# Posted By Brian Gray | 9/21/11 7:51 PM
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