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somebody had talked about turning a cart into a bulb filler.
i did it.
had a cart that came with my pilot c742, and had a sac that came with the free esterbrook (with epoxy jewel/no clip) that was too small.
so i cut the end off the cart and shellacked it, and put the sac over it. let it dry for an hour or so b/c there's lots of shellac.

to fill it, i enter nib into ink, squeeze a bit, pull it out, tip it nib up, squeeze, slowly tip it back into ink, release to fill a bit more. i do this two or three times for a 'full' fill. it's about the same capacity as what the cart would normally hold, but no bothering with my syringe!
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i say mediocre success b/c after filled up it will leak a tiny bit with the nib down. maybe since i removed the breather tube....
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but while writing at a good pace, or drawing, or whatever, it seems to do fine. only been using it a few minutes, so we'll see...



yay!

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WOW!

...and WOW again!
Very clever!


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Wow, this is very clever indeed.

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thank ya!

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