Category Archives: Consult the Doctor

Consult the Doctor Episode 36

With today:
00:10 Why do ballpoints don’t come with caps but rollerballs and fountain pens do?
01:55 Should pen manufacturers make their own nibs?
08:30 Is it possible my nib has baby’s bottoms?
09:15 The intricacies of one-way shut-off valves (dry feeds, opening the valve)

Consult the Doctor Episode 33

With today:
00:25 Super dry pen: keep or tune?
03:00 How to dry with nibs that dry super quickly
07:45 How do you dilute inks?
12:55 The funniest thing in the fountain pen world

Consult the Doctor Episode 32

With today:
00:20 Pens that dry out quickly
03:15 Shops that sell non-Parker ink
04:15 Indelible ink
05:25 Did you ever hear the tragedy of Darth Graphology

Consult the Doctor Episode 31

With today:
00:20 Are eyedroppers best for flex writing?
04:55 Why are people obsessed with eyedropper-filling pens that aren’t meant to be used like that?
11:15 Why does my pen have flow issues after cleaning it?
20:10 Why do North-American reviewers have bigger cups than European reviewers?