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    Default JoWo XF Nib dryer than Sahara

    I have a Conklin All American with their JoWo/Conklin XF nib. Its dryer than the Sahara. And under pressure it MIGHT put some ink down. Any thoughts?

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    Default Re: JoWo XF Nib dryer than Sahara

    Just wondering if the tines might be too tight? Maybe some gentle shimming to open them up a bit?

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    Default Re: JoWo XF Nib dryer than Sahara

    Quote Originally Posted by Turquoise View Post
    Just wondering if the tines might be too tight? Maybe some gentle shimming to open them up a bit?
    I thought the same. I did some light stretching by pulling the wings (and I mean lightly!!!) And it improved a smudge, but not enough to say its writing better. I may shim and do some tine work under magnification, but I also thought maybe the feed was perhaps too restrictive in the flow chanel?

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    Default Re: JoWo XF Nib dryer than Sahara

    Quote Originally Posted by A Smug Dill View Post
    Or perhaps the nib isn't seated properly on the feed (or, on the flip side, the geometry of the contact surface on the feed doesn't fit the underside of the nib snugly), such that there is only capillary action when pressure on the tip of the tines forces the nib body to be pressed more tightly against the feed?
    Good thought. I'll dismantle and refit the feed and nib to be sure

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    Default Re: JoWo XF Nib dryer than Sahara

    After shimming, feed adjustments, and some fine tuning the nib writes spectacularly. Thank you all for your help!

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