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Open Flourish | General Discussion / Re: Alternative to dip pen
« on: September 11, 2021, 08:32:56 AM »
No worries from me @Empty_of_Clouds , Iím glad you brought it up.

I was looking into the Zebra G nib unit from The Flexible Nib Factory. The cost however, was giving me pause. I also didnít like the amount of maintenance that may be required to keep the nib unit working.

I am really looking forward to trying these BlueDew nibs. Although the nib may, Iím not sure if the nib and feed will transfer to a Jowo housing. I suspect there will be some differences in the feed as well, due to the amount of ink a really flexible nib will need.

Hopefully the shipping will be quick, and I can play around and report back. @Erica McPhee I look forward to hearing how you like the Aaron pen.

Open Flourish | General Discussion / Re: Alternative to dip pen
« on: September 10, 2021, 09:26:03 AM »
Well I just ordered a pair of these nibs. Jeffery at BlueDew responded to my query & seems to be a nice guy. I am looking forward to trying these.
Now I just have to wait for the Singapore mail.

Open Flourish | General Discussion / Re: Alternative to dip pen
« on: September 10, 2021, 08:11:35 AM »
This is a very interesting nib. Reading both pages, it appears that Jeffery at BlueDew is a small maker that created the nib portion. He makes pens, but he also offers the nib triplet by itself. He says they are the same threading as a standard Bock nib, but not the same length. This would allow other makers, that have the right tooling, to utilize these nibs in there own creations.

This may be what the Arron Pen coy is doing. As there is no maker name listed, I canít say for sure. While itís also possible that BlueDew opened a USA based distribution point, I donít think that is the case. More investigation would be necessary.

I may try to order a couple of these nibs from BlueDew and try making one of my pens to fit it.
Aaaaaaah. Another project. 🤦🏻‍♂️

Open Flourish | General Discussion / Re: The Calligraphy Podcast
« on: September 02, 2021, 09:19:40 AM »
I donít think there is a way to save it within the forum, but I am far from an expert.
You can send a link to yourself in an email.

Open Flourish | General Discussion / Re: Flourishing on guns
« on: May 18, 2021, 08:14:17 AM »
Hand engraving is an incredible art. I have a friend of mine, Tim Culllen, that took up the skill to engrave on his custom pens. I envy his skill and hope that one day my work will be able to stand beside his.

Iím not sure if Iím doing this right, but hopefully here is a link to one of his instagram posts.

Or here is one on his Facebook

Coffee & Nib-bles / Foolish Magazine
« on: April 09, 2021, 08:33:50 AM »
Good morning everyone.
I was not sure, really where to put this, but figured it was a good coffee point.

I heard about this magazine a couple of months ago, in one of my fountain pen groups. Unfortunately, it was entirely in Italian, I have a hard enough time with English. The photos and and layout made it a joy to peruse, even without understanding the words. Well they have finally released an issue in English.

While it is a pen focused magazine, it also includes articles about calligraphy, watches and other collectables. There is even an ad right at the beginning for an oblique fountain pen.

I hope you all enjoy it.

Open Flourish | General Discussion / Re: The Calligraphy Podcast
« on: March 02, 2021, 08:19:57 AM »
I hope they comeback soon. I havenít heard anything for season 3 yet.
They are great fun to listen to.

Flourish Forum News / Re: Delay in Checking Posts, New Memberships, etc.
« on: December 28, 2020, 08:03:27 AM »
I am glad to hear you and your family are safe. Take your time, some things are more important anyway.
Be Safe.

Open Flourish | General Discussion / Re: Whisky label (video)
« on: December 01, 2020, 11:55:04 AM »
Those all look fabulous Ken.
I am just starting to look into my Scottish roots. My Great Grandfather came from the Isle of Lewis.
Clan MacArthur (though mine is spelt McArthur). I believe it got changed when they landed in Canada.

Open Flourish | General Discussion / Re: Whisky label (video)
« on: December 01, 2020, 08:22:37 AM »
Very beautiful Clan label Ken.
Do you do these for a distillery or for your own use?

Broad Edge Pen Calligraphy / Re: Italic with Copperplate majuscules
« on: November 22, 2020, 07:20:45 AM »
Nice combination.

Welcome from Ontario, Canada, Robert.

Introductions / Re: Hello from Canada
« on: November 21, 2020, 07:52:28 AM »
Welcome aboard from Ontario.

These are known as a Journymans tool chest, and they do make a great storage chest. Down in the US, a good place to get an inexpensive knockoff, is Harbour Freight. They always have discounts in their email flyers, to get it even cheaper.

If there is no budget, then you should go for the original of these chests.
These are handmade in the US for over a century, and you can get it in just about any configuration.

Broad Edge Pen Calligraphy / Re: Welcome to the World
« on: October 18, 2020, 07:31:40 AM »
What a wonderful card.

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