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    People often need to fix their pens. Not everyone can send it out and not all repairs need a pro.

    Youtube has many people who offer advice and visuals in different aspects of pen repair and restorations. I advise watching as many as possible to get a wide range of viewpoints. Some info may be good, some bad. Make your own judgment.



    People are going to try to fix their pens. Give them a point in the right direction.

    Watch the videos to see if there's something that may work for you.

    Remember you can ruin your pen. Anything you do may ruin your pen. No one else is responsible - only you

    Waski Squirrel - "First Do No Harm" - Great tips. Listen to his opening comments.

    SBRE Brown - nibs
    Chrisrap52 - variety of pens
    Triumph Vintage Pens - Parker 51
    What I Ink - Esterbrook University
    InkNeedLast Forever - Nathan Tardif of Noodler Ink
    Fountain Pen Fanatic (Troy LePlante) - Esterbrook J basic amateur pen repairs
    triplesevenpenrepair - fountain pen repair tools
    Grandmia Pens - wide range of repairs
    Fountain Pen Revolution - nibs and feeds, nib tuning
    The Pen Habit - Nib adjusting
    Ziptrickhead - Basic Fountain Pen Tools/Accessories
    Valthero - Pen Repair Stream
    Penkala Pens - Fountain Pen Repair at the 2014 Chicago Pen Show
    Tamenuri - Urushi tools and abrasives
    Pennsler Pen Company - How To Restore Vintage Nib (Sheaffer Balance).
    Gentleman of the Pen "How Do You Repair a Bent Fountain Pen Nib?? Case Study: Pelikan M205 Star Ruby.
    .


    Nibmeisters and related videos. Sometimes specific links are given. Otherwise, do a Youtube search.

    Newton Pens (Shawn Newton) - pen making, nib grinding, tuning
    Mark Bacas - Nibs and nib grinding
    FP Nibs.com - nib problems and ink flow problems
    The Nibsmith - Pen Repair Do's and Don'ts!, Nib Tuning and Smoothing
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OvGs5c5kP7E Regalia Writing Lab-- Richard Binder Master Class
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C6eKfZK2nGE&t=16sMike Masuyama
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rFKAssYpwug John Mottishaw, Pelikan M800 nib into cursive italic


    Text and diagrams on nibs by Richard Binder http://www.richardspens.com/pdf/workshop_notes.pdf
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    Default Re: Youtube Pen Repair - Who Should be on the list and why.

    Shawn Newton.

    Years ago, his video on how to increase ink flow by caaaaaarefully and sloooooowly cutting into the main feed channel helped me not give up on a lovely pen -- and not feel frustrated with other pens since.
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    Default Re: Youtube Pen Repair - Who Should be on the list and why.

    I'd put Dr. Brown (sbrebrown) on this list. His disassembly line videos have helped me a couple of times to make disassembly of a pen non-destructive.

    However, now I'm going to be looking up Shawn to see what I can learn.
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    Default Re: Youtube Pen Repair - Who Should be on the list and why.

    I'm adding these three.

    Chrisrap52 - repairing old pens.
    Triumph Vintage Pens - Parker 51 restoration.
    What I Ink - Esterbrook repairs.

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    Default Re: Youtube Pen Repair - Who Should be on the list and why.

    Our own Waski Squirrel is starting a repair series on his channel.

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    Default Re: Youtube Pen Repair - Who Should be on the list and why.

    This is a great thread, especially when we're seeing more of our abodes than we normally do.

    I just wish I'd brought home some pens, now stuck at the office, that could use some time getting pulled apart and dealt with.
    Clearly they had a higher and more comprehensive conception of the duties of society toward it's members than had the lawgivers of Europe of the time, and they imposed obligations upon it that were shirked elsewhere... But it is the provisions for public education which, from the very first, throw into the clearest relief the originality of American civilization.

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    Default Re: Youtube Pen Repair - Who Should be on the list and why.

    Quote Originally Posted by catbert View Post
    Our own Waski Squirrel is starting a repair series on his channel.
    I'm looking forward to it. His opinions are among the best in pendom due to his unassuming love of pens and honesty.

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    I think it would be a good idea for you to include the actual name of the person doing the repair/presentation, since the title of the vid channel doesn't always give that kind of info. And, as long as you've gone to their channels, why not put a link?

    So far Shawn is the only person that I know has a broad and deep enough experience to trust. I get that a segment of society prefers a moving-picture tutorial as opposed to print, but my repair/restoration needs aren't covered by just working on pens from the last 20 years. I'll check out a couple of the ones I haven't heard of before.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jon Szanto View Post
    I think it would be a good idea for you to include the actual name of the person doing the repair/presentation, since the title of the vid channel doesn't always give that kind of info. And, as long as you've gone to their channels, why not put a link?

    So far Shawn is the only person that I know has a broad and deep enough experience to trust. I get that a segment of society prefers a moving-picture tutorial as opposed to print, but my repair/restoration needs aren't covered by just working on pens from the last 20 years. I'll check out a couple of the ones I haven't heard of before.
    People can search on Youtube and discover the fountain pen repair videos. Go to the person's channel and it takes about a minute to go through the 'titles' and it will be evident. I don't know their names, just what they list their channel under. What they call themselves is secondary to what they present. I'm sure you could contact them and if they desire they can tell you who they are.

    I, too, love books. But someone showing you on a video as to how, what, and where can speed up the learning. That's the difference between a car mechanic telling you about how to do a valve job and showing you a valve job being done.

    Someone showing you how to smooth a nib beats someone telling you how to smooth a nib.

    I'm not vouching for the repair credentials of anyone on Youtube. That's the reason I put the disclaimer in the first post. It's up to the viewer to decided the credibility of the person. As you know, there are some who will swear by the repair video and others who will swear at the video.

    The same way some people like a pen and others don't and no two reviewers will respond identically.
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    Default Re: Youtube Pen Repair - Who Should be on the list and why.

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    I think it would be a good idea for you to include the actual name of the person doing the repair/presentation, since the title of the vid channel doesn't always give that kind of info. And, as long as you've gone to their channels, why not put a link?

    So far Shawn is the only person that I know has a broad and deep enough experience to trust. I get that a segment of society prefers a moving-picture tutorial as opposed to print, but my repair/restoration needs aren't covered by just working on pens from the last 20 years. I'll check out a couple of the ones I haven't heard of before.
    People can search on Youtube and discover the fountain pen repair videos. Go to their channel and it takes about a minute to go through the 'titles' and it will be evident.
    True, but direct links to YouTube would greatly enhance the utility of the list. Same applies to the list of pen reviewers in the other thread (which could also benefit from being alphabetical — maybe that's just me).

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    I think it would be a good idea for you to include the actual name of the person doing the repair/presentation, since the title of the vid channel doesn't always give that kind of info. And, as long as you've gone to their channels, why not put a link?

    So far Shawn is the only person that I know has a broad and deep enough experience to trust. I get that a segment of society prefers a moving-picture tutorial as opposed to print, but my repair/restoration needs aren't covered by just working on pens from the last 20 years. I'll check out a couple of the ones I haven't heard of before.
    People can search on Youtube and discover the fountain pen repair videos. Go to their channel and it takes about a minute to go through the 'titles' and it will be evident.
    True, but direct links to YouTube would greatly enhance the utility of the list. Same applies to the list of pen reviewers in the other thread (which could also benefit from being alphabetical — maybe that's just me).
    I'm not going that route. It's too easy to go to youtube, search for that channel and there you go.

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    Ok, your thread and your perspectives.

    The only thing is that I know a lot of repair people by name. It would be helpful to have the name of the creator of the video in the listing, not unlike it is common and considerate to put the author when listing a book or article. Yes, people can certainly do it on their own, of course.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jon Szanto View Post
    Ok, your thread and your perspectives.

    The only thing is that I know a lot of repair people by name. It would be helpful to have the name of the creator of the video in the listing, not unlike it is common and considerate to put the author when listing a book or article. Yes, people can certainly do it on their own, of course.
    It may be helpful to you, but most people want the information and they don't care what the creator's real name is. I don't.

    I'm trying to be helpful with this listing, not create an encyclopedia of pen repair or pen reviewers and their backgrounds.

    Take it for what it is. A listing.

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    Fair enough, I don't want another argumentative thread.
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    Default Re: Youtube Pen Repair - Who Should be on the list and why.

    Matt Armstrong (Pen Habit) also made some nib adjustment videos.

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    Default Re: Youtube Pen Repair - Who Should be on the list and why.

    Caveat emptor, and repairer.

    Most of the pen repair advice on YouTube is terrible.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kirchh View Post
    Caveat emptor, and repairer.

    Most of the pen repair advice on YouTube is terrible.

    --Daniel
    Can you give examples? Which ones are terrible? Why are they terrible?

    Who do you think is good? Why are they good?

    Everyone would like to know. Otherwise, it's a one-liner toss-off that is of no value.

    Cheers.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sgphoto View Post
    Tony LePlante - Esterbrook J basic amateur pen repairs.
    Troy LaPlante (Fountain Pen Fanatic) for easier googling.

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    Default Re: Youtube Pen Repair - Who Should be on the list and why.

    Oh, thank you for mentioning me, I did not expect to make any of such lists. Anyway, please visit my channel, and I will gladly answer any questions I can.
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    Quote Originally Posted by michalk View Post
    Oh, thank you for mentioning me, I did not expect to make any of such lists. Anyway, please visit my channel, and I will gladly answer any questions I can.
    I admire your work, ethics, and ability to teach. That's exceptional and very much 'list worthy.' Continued success to you.

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