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Old 05-03-2016, 05:15 PM   #11 (permalink)
 
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I'm turning up a couple at the moment and have a couple of #5 nibs to swap in as replacements. By the sounds of it I'll have to stick them on the nib block to sort the curve out, will know more tomorrow evening I hope.

Has anyone tried a #5.5 or #8 in them by any chance ? The shoulder and base widths are the same, just curious.

Technical size information from fountianpenrevolution.com:

#5 nibs: length: 2.5cm /shoulder width: 7mm /base width: 5mm /fits a 5mm feed
#5.5 nibs: length: 2.6cm /shoulder width: 7mm /base width: 5mm /fits a 5mm feed
#35 nibs (also known as #6): length: 3.5cm /shoulder width: 9mm /base width: 6.3mm /fits a 6.3mm feed
#8 nibs: length: 2.7cm /shoulder width: 8mm /base width: 6mm /fits a 6.3mm feed

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Old 08-10-2018, 12:26 PM   #12 (permalink)
 
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I love the magnetic graduates but hate the nibs. Anyone have any luck with replacements?
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I put it in the hands of an old-timer,FP expert at the Atlanta Pen Show. He told me I am $OL.
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Would a petition to PSI work to get them to change to a standard #5 nib for the Graduate and Vortex. Where can I sign? Both do have a problem as Fountain pens though. They do dry out easily where the cap doesn’t seal well.


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Good idea about PSI. BTW, a fellow and experienced IAP member visited me, and we tried the flattening thing. It didn't work. I think I an going to covert them to rollerballs.
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Bummer. Does anyone have a recommendation for a kit that doesn't have any extra "bling" that can be swapped easily? I need to find something else to make I guess. I'll keep making the magnetic graduates as rollerballs though.

I am looking for a simple chrome look. No decoration. No contrasting cheap bands of color....just a clean look.

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Old 08-12-2018, 07:57 AM   #17 (permalink)
 
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What does swapped easily mean? Does it have to have a magnetic cap?

I can only think of twists at the moment. Jr Gent II, Jr.
These all have FP versions
George..https://www.exoticblanks.com/Jr-Gent...it-Chrome.html
https://www.exoticblanks.com/Jr.-Geo...er-Silver.html
r and b crafts - Citizen Pen Kits
https://www.exoticblanks.com/Jr.-Har...en-Chrome.html
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