The much requested, long awaited, and highly anticipated nib tuning video has been transformed into a LIVE On-Line Seminar!
Date: Saturday, April 27, 2013, at 10:30am Pacific Daylight Time
Nib Technician: Brian Gray, Edison Pen Co.
Hosts: Azizah Asgarali, Stephen Brown, Dan Smith, Eric Schneider
The Tweaks for Geeks Nib Tuning and Smoothing On-Line Seminar will be presented LIVE on Saturday, April 27, 2013, at 10:30am Pacific Daylight Time.
- Introductions, greetings, goals, disclaimer.
- Overview and demonstration of basic tine alignment and nib smoothing tools and techniques.
- Audience participation – get help with a problematic pen.
Nib Smoothing Notes
Download a copy of the Nib Smoothing Notes that Brian will use during the show.
Brian Gray will cover basic tine alignment and nib smoothing tools and techniques by using the following:
1. A Student Smoothing Kit
2. A Tri-Grit Buff Stick
3. A Loupe
If you’d like to follow along with Brian as he provides the overview tips and techniques and/or if you plan to request an invitation to participate, it would be a good idea to have the above tools on-hand.
The Student Smoothing Kit (which includes two practice pens) is available via RichardsPens.net.
The Tri-Grit Buff Stick is also available via RichardsPens.net.
The Loupe – well, you can use any loupe you like. Perhaps you already have one. If you need suggestions:
The loupe favored by Eric Schneider and Stephen Brown: HERE
The loupe favored by Brian Gray: HERE
How to Participate:
Anyone and everyone is invited to watch the program. The program will be streamed live to this very webpage (the one you’re reading now). The recorded program will become available as soon as the live program concludes.
If you would like to join the live seminar and discuss a specific pen, you’ll need:
- To have requested an invitation
- A Google or Gmail or YouTube Account
- A webcam
- A microphone
- Headphones or Earbuds
Invitations must be requested in advance via email. To request an invitation, please send an email to:
If you have ever used Skype for a video call, you likely already have all the equipment you need.
The headphones/earbuds are important so that the voices of others in the seminar are not picked up by your microphone.
If you need a Google account, you can sign-up quickly and easily by clicking HERE and using the Sign-Up button in the top right corner of the page.
Having requested an invitation does not guarantee that you will participate in the seminar, it only guarantees that you will be on the list of potential participants. Actual invitations to join the seminar will be sent as time permits during the live broadcast and will go out in the order in which the requests were received.
Please use the comments section below to ask any question you might have so that the answer can assist others with similar questions.
Working on fountain pen nibs can be fun and rewarding but also involves RISK! Even when using extreme care, it is possible to COMPLETELY RUIN a fountain pen nib while working on it. Neither Fountain Pen Geeks nor anyone appearing on Tweaks for Geeks nor any person or company who may have sold you tools for nib work nor anyone else on the planet will be held accountable or liable for any damage you may cause a fountain pen or fountain pen nib. Neither shall anyone but YOU be responsible, accountable or liable for damage caused to fingers, eyes, tables, clothing or anything else. Should you wish to practice any tip or technique presented via Tweaks for Geeks, YOU AND YOU ALONE ARE COMPLETELY RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY AND ALL CONSEQUENCES.