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Old 11-05-2017, 08:50 PM   #1 (permalink)
 
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Hey Guys,
I just made my first skull pen kit. And the Tip is not retracting. I followed the instructions perfectly on assembly, but the pen is just not retracting back in. I have a second skull kit, waiting to be made, and I swapped the tip & transmission trying to see if it was an issue with either part. But to no avail.

Anyone have any idea what else could be the issue?

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I had this happen to me on a round top euro kit. I swapped the cartridge and spring with one in a different euro that had no problem and it stuck in that one too, and the one from that pen didn't stick in the problem pen. I figured either the spring or cartridge somehow was the culprit but didn't bother to find out.
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Stretch the spring.
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Top or bottom tube too short? Is the refill moving slightly
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I had this happen to me on a round top euro kit. I swapped the cartridge and spring with one in a different euro that had no problem and it stuck in that one too, and the one from that pen didn't stick in the problem pen. I figured either the spring or cartridge somehow was the culprit but didn't bother to find out.
Hey Tattooed,
I tried swapping the spring, and by cartridge, I am guessing you mean the ink refill cartridge? I tried swapping that as well, and the tip is still not retracting... I am having issues getting the spring back out as well from the tip. I am wondering if the spring is catching on the inside of the tip of the pen, and I just need to file it down or something?

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Top or bottom tube too short? Is the refill moving slightly
When I twist the pen, the tip comes out, but when it is time to retract, it does not move at all. Nothing.

As far as stretching the spring. I will try that right now!
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Stretch the spring.
I stretched the spring out a but, and still nothing. no retraction =(
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Take the pen apart and try to push the refill down and have it retract (use your finger, no transmission). If this does not work (and I think it won't), you need to run a tiny drill bit through the nib hole. Ideally, the bit should be .1" in diameter. This is the same as one of the wire sizes, but I forget which one.

Theory behind this, the nib is scraping on your refill.
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Take the pen apart and try to push the refill down and have it retract (use your finger, no transmission). If this does not work (and I think it won't), you need to run a tiny drill bit through the nib hole. Ideally, the bit should be .1" in diameter. This is the same as one of the wire sizes, but I forget which one.

Theory behind this, the nib is scraping on your refill.
If this is the case(been there)....a set of mini files are good to have...especially for a tight nib.
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I made one a while back and had the same trouble with mine as well did you get it from psi


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