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Friday, August 22, 2008

upside down

i have two ballpoint pens sitting in a drawer, nib-end down, above my heater.
my hope was that soon the ink would return to the nib end so i can use them.

but nothin' doin'.

i don't want to be a cheapskate, but neither do i want to be a western consumerist who chucks stuff out just 'coz it's a bit broke.

any ideas anyone? how do i make the ink go where it should be?

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Blogger reuben// said...

the ball at the nib is acting as a one way valve. it let air in when you had the pen wrong way up, but wont let it escape back out.

You could take the nib off, force the ink back down to remove the air (by blowing on one end) then put the nib back on. messy though!!

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