Tips and Tricks


Pen Cleaning/Maintenance:
Cleaning a new Lamy pen
Cleaning a Pilot Prera Cap
Cleaning/disassembling the Noodler's Flex Nib Pen
Cleaning ink behind the piston converter seal
Disassembling the TWSBI 580
Flushing a pen with a bulb syringe
Noodler's Nib Creaper Rollerball Disassembly
Safely replacing a Lamy feed
Quick cleaning for a cartridge converter

Pen Filling:
Converting a Kaweco Sport to an eyedropper fill pen 
Converting a Platinum Preppy to an eyedropper fill pen
Feed Saturation pen filling method
Filling and Adjusting the Noodler's Flex Nib Pen 
Filling a Pilot Vanishing Point Pen
Fountain pens 101 video
Getting the most ink into your fountain pen
Getting a full fill on a TWSBI Vac-700
Improving the flow on a vacuum-filler (Part 1 and Part 2)
Installing a Lamy ink cartridge
Troubleshooting a Kaweco eyedropper conversion
Using the TWSBI Diamond 50 Inkwell (Part 1 and Part 2)
Using the TWSBI Vac 20 Inkwell

Pen Nibs and Accessories:
Assembling the Goulet sample vial holder 
Changing a Noodler's Nib Creaper Rollerball Tip
Changing the nibs on Edison pens 
Fittting the converter on a Pelikano (and Jr.)
How to use an ink syringe 
Lamy/Platinum converter swap? 
Pilot Con-50 converter doohickey
Sula Jane & Earl Leather Pen Case review
Swapping Lamy nibs with tape
Swapping out a Monteverde nib


Miscellaneous Pen and Ink Tips:
Gradating inks with Pilot Parallels
How to pronounce 'Lamy'
Making a Platinum converter silver color
Nathan Tardif on Noodler's Baystate Blue
Setting up an ink journal


Paper:
French-Ruled Paper
Glued Binding Tearoff
How to tell which version Webnotebook you have
Midori Traveler's Notebook Arrangements 
Quo Vadis Elastic Bookmarks video review
Using blotter paper

Wax Seals:
How to Make a Wax Seal
Salvaging a Wax Seal Stick
Wax Seal Lighter