By Rica EspirituMay 13May 130
Have you ever tried using a dip pen nib on a fountain pen? Don’t you wish you could have an endless supply of ink without having to dip? You might say, “Well that’s why fountain pens were created”. Yes, but it doesn’t have the flex and expressiveness of a dip pen nib. In order to have that kind of pen, you have to spend...
By Rica EspirituApr 30Apr 300
I tried using the wire coil reservoir on the Hunt 101 nib. I was as frustrated as anything because I couldn’t get the coil to stay put. The Hunt nib flexes so much that the nib would always get displaced. Then a thought struct me – why not put it under the nib and let it simulate what feeds do for fountain pens. And...
By Rica EspirituApr 17Apr 170
Here’s another way of putting it on top of a nib. Same instructions as posted, only positioned differently because the nib’s too thin and small. I also found out that dip pens are PERFECT with tracing paper.
By Rica EspirituApr 16Apr 16
I’m doing this instructional piece to document my experiments on creating the ‘best’ DIY dip pen reservoir. The best meaning – it can hold a lot of ink and at the same time, easier to create and maintain. I only had pictures as reference from the different fountain pen forums when I looked up “wire reservoirs for...
By Rica EspirituApr 15Apr 15
I still can’t believe it. It works! I was skeptical because I kept wondering how something like that could affect ink flow and just how much ink can it really hold. I guess it is just a big hassle because you have to do this every time you use a dip pen.