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Old 10-28-2015, 06:06 AM   #21 (permalink)
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No ... changing positions for the nib doesn't work, the metal of the insert is crimped much too tightly. Inserting it by hand will be impossible without causing injury...

On the other hand, after I had inserted it into the insert, I can grasp the nib with a folded paper towel and pull the nib and insert out together easily.
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Old 10-28-2015, 02:09 PM   #22 (permalink)
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Here is what a pro does with a fine sharp point

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Here is what a pro does with a fine sharp point

Something that one cannot expect starting out --- but a goal for the future!!
Ken, that is not fair to post Jake Weidmann's work.
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Old 10-28-2015, 09:42 PM   #24 (permalink)
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My kit arrived today and I can confirm I was able to set the coupler into the tube by hand. Also able to insert the stock nib with out injury or effort. I have a very heavy schedule right now and do plan on posting some details on this subject soon.
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Old 10-28-2015, 10:17 PM   #25 (permalink)
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I just got mine from PSI...they will be sitting on the shelf until I am out of kits and bored lol
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Old 10-20-2016, 02:48 PM   #26 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by Brooks803 View Post
While I can't comment on the PSI kit there is a much cheaper and simpler way to go about making a dip pen holder.

You can find all the supplies you need from several places:

John Neal Books

The Golden Nib

Paper Ink Arts

All you need is one of those inserts, a nib, and a 7mm tube (optional but recommended). All together it should cost half as much as the PSI kit.

One 7mm tube is long enough for two inserts so I cut my tubes in half. Using a tube helps make the inserts easier to remove bc they can get worn out as well.
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