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Tools & Supplies / Re: Diamine Inkvent 2021
« on: December 02, 2021, 08:01:09 AM »
Amazing work K-2. Iím looking forward to the rest.

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Broad Edge Pen Calligraphy / Re: Addressing Christmas Envelopes
« on: November 28, 2021, 08:55:42 AM »
Love the parallel pens! I have never been brave enough to put the ink in directly without a cartridge though. I will have to add that to my calligraphy bucket list.  ;D
I am jealous of your table. Sounds fabulous!

Be careful filling your pens directly with ink, known as eye dropper filling. While it is a great way to get a ton of ink into your pen, it does have its risks. Usually the threads on an eyed droppered  pen get just a dab of silicone grease to ensure the ink does not leak through them. Some fountain pens are actually made to be eyedroppered. There is also the risk of staining your favourite pen.

I think what K is referring to to is cartridge refilling. It is another common way to play with inks. A used cartridge is flushed out completely. Then, using a small syringe, new ink is put into the cartridge. Itís a great way to make use of colours that arenít normally available in your choice of colour. Some people actually refill a number of cartridges at a time, and seal them with a tiny, tiny drop of hot melt glue. That way you can travel with your ink collection as well. Just remember to peel the hot glue off before sticking it in your pen.

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Word of the Day / Re: Inktober 2021
« on: November 02, 2021, 12:10:48 PM »
@K-2 i just finished another project, and was going to try a section for the BlueDew this afternoon.
Iíll let you know how it goes.

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Word of the Day / Re: Inktober 2021
« on: November 02, 2021, 10:05:48 AM »
@AnasaziWrites I canít wait to see your Inkvent creations. I didnít get one this year, but a lot of members in our local FP club did, so I am sure Iíll get to see lots of samples.
@darrin1200
I'm guessing you meant to address this to K-2, although who knows, perhaps I'll get the 2021 Inkvent as well, and join in the fun on the proposed thread.

OMG Where was my head this morning. The Inkvent note was meant for @K-2 . But I do hope you put your hand to it as well. Iím sure the results will be outstanding.

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Word of the Day / Re: Inktober 2021
« on: November 02, 2021, 07:51:13 AM »
@AnasaziWrites I canít wait to see your Inkvent creations. I didnít get one this year, but a lot of members in our local FP club did, so I am sure Iíll get to see lots of samples.

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Word of the Day / Re: Inktober 2021
« on: November 02, 2021, 07:46:37 AM »
Congratulations on getting through the month with such fantastic interpretations. I really enjoyed them every morning.
Thank you.

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Tools & Supplies / Re: BlueDew Flex Fountain Pen Review
« on: September 24, 2021, 08:34:14 AM »
That is a gorgeous pen @Erica McPhee. Thank you for the detailed review.
According to the Singapore post, my package is in Canada, so hopefully soon I will have a couple of the nibs here.

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Open Flourish | General Discussion / Re: Alternative to dip pen
« on: September 19, 2021, 08:42:08 AM »
@K2 The nibs have left Singapore, and I am awaiting anxiously. I will let everyone know when they arrive. I will also be sure to post up here as soon as I get one made.

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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.

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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.

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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. 🤦🏻‍♂️

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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.

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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.
https://www.instagram.com/p/CN_RGq4D49S/?utm_medium=copy_link

Or here is one on his Facebook
https://www.facebook.com/100004583465123/posts/1914962358666528/

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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.

https://issuu.com/foolishmagazinebypennamania/docs/foolish_0_eng_300dpi_online_issuu

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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.

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