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Tweaks for Geeks a Big Success! Learn How to Tune your Nibs!

Hi Pen Fans!

If you missed the Tweaks for Geeks Nib Tuning Seminar today, fear not!  It was recorded, and I will host it below.  It can also be seen at

In addition, this presentation will also be permanently hosted on my Useful Videos Page.

The notes for the show can be found here.

If you would like to purchase the nib tuning kit that we used in this presentation, you can find this at Richard Binder's site here.

Please enjoy the presentation below.  I hope that you can use this information to breath some new life into some of your pens!  If anyone has any questions regarding, please reach out!

Big thanks to the FPGeeks!


Brian at Edison

Tweaks for Geeks! Online Nib Tuning Seminar! This Weekend!

Hi Pen Fans!

This weekend will be the long awaited Tweaks for Geeks Online Nib Tuning Seminar!

Myself and the FPGeeks will be hosting an interactive Google+ Hangout where we will demonstrate how to properly smooth and tune your fountain pen nibs.

Saturday, April 27, 2013, at 10:30am Pacific Daylight Time. 

All details are here....

...and the notes that we will be using are to be found here....

If you are not able to attend live, fear not!  The entire seminar will be recorded and hosted here at as well as for future viewings at any time.

Lastly, the intention is to keep Tweaks for Geeks as a recurring program.  The idea is to "bring your problematic pens, and we'll fix them together", so stay tuned for more episodes!

Tune In, and We'll Tune Up!

Brian at Edison

Tweaks for Geeks! Online Nib Tuning Seminar!

Hi Pen Fans!

For a long time now, I've been threatening to put together a nice nib tuning tutorial.  However, many factors have delayed this.  Time is one factor, but probably the most important factor is finding a proper format.  A printed article will not truly convey what I want, and while a pre-recorded video would be nice, it's not optimal in my mind.  If this topic is presented improperly, and the information was not conveyed clearly, it would certainly do more harm than good for the Fountain Pen Community.  So I've been pretty careful about how to present this.

I had a discussion with the good people over at the FPGeeks, and we concluded that an interactive video format will probably accomplish what we want in the form of a Google Hangout.

So here's what will happen....We are going to host an online interactive seminar called "Tweaks for Geeks".  Within this presentation, I will discuss how to properly tune your nibs.  Tine alignmnet, nib smoothing, perhaps flow adjustment, etc.  Since this will be in a Google Hangout format, you can personally attend, ask questions, and bring your problematic pens for us to fix together.

This seminar will be Saturday, April 27, 2013, at 10:30am Pacific Daylight Time.

You can find all details here at the FPGeeks announcement.  Please read this carefully if you wish to attend the seminar, as you will need to have certain equipment with you.  This equipment is listed within the announcement.

Now if you cannot attend, fear not.  The seminar will be broadcast live and will also be hosted on the FPGeeks site as well as YouTube afterwards to be viewed at any time.

Lastly, I believe that the idea here is to make this a recurring show.  Since we can't cover every single topic of pen maintenance, repair, tune-ups and tweaks in one show, we're going to try to address many topics over time.

So tune in, and we'll tune up!

Brian at Edison

Tips on Navigating the Smugmug Galleries...

Hi Pen Fans!

Highlights from the video....

1.  The Holidays are going great.  The December sale is still in effect until January 1st.

2.  I realize that my Smugmug Galleries are large and daunting.  I have some tips on how to effectively navigate these galleries to find custom pens and materials.

3.  There is a new Material Samples gallery for easier navigation.

4.  Stay tuned for some new announcements next week!

Brian at Edison

Eyedropper Conversion...

Hi Pen Fans!

Highlights from the video...

1.  What is an eyedropper.
2.  Why make a pen into an eyedropper.
3.  How to convert a cartridge/converter pen to an eyedropper.


Brian at Edison

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



Bulb Filler Maintenance

Hi Pen Fans!

Highlights from the video...

1.  How to fill a bulb filler.

2.  How to empty a bulb filler.

3.  How to clean the ink window, if needed.

4.  How to switch nibs.


Brian at Edison

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