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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.

Spencerian Script / Re: Spencerian beginner
« on: September 16, 2020, 07:40:25 AM »
John Neal Bookseller has a pretty good list of online courses.

Thatís a fabulous article Andrew. I canít wait for my copy of the Pennant.

Open Flourish | General Discussion / Re: We have a new SUPER HERO!
« on: June 16, 2020, 07:35:54 AM »
Congratulations Starlet.
You make everyone feel welcome.

Open Flourish | General Discussion / Re: The Calligraphy Podcast
« on: May 28, 2020, 08:04:15 AM »
Listened to the interview yesterday. I didnít realize how truly versatile you are Erica.
Good luck with the book.

Introductions / Re: Karen from Scotland
« on: April 17, 2020, 07:41:41 AM »
Welcome aboard Karen. You will find its a wonderful group here.

My great-grandfather hailed from the Isle of Lewis. Visiting the highlands is at the top of my bucket list.

I simply Googled ď How old is copperplateĒ and there were many mentions of copperplate originally being called roundhand. There are also a number of discussions here in the forum regarding copperplate.
I still would disagree about the creation of the letters using different tools. Copperplate derives its name from the fact that it was copied onto copper plates. Even the book ďThe Universal PenmanĒ was not written using a pointed pen. While I believe the original manuscript was, it was then copied to plates using various tools, which were then used to print the books.
It is, to me, a very confusing subject of which I have much to learn. I just enjoy the writings I see, and wish I could emulate them.

I think I would, respectfully, have to disagree with your analogy. I believe any script is more about its form and design, rather than its execution. To use your analogy, I would say that Beethovenís 5th symphony played using electric guitars and synthesizers, while it is a long way from classical music, it is still Beethoven's 5th symphony.

The way we perceive things, changes throughout time. I found a number of references, that say copperplate is simply a form of writing using a varying thick and thin line. I also found places that said Copperplate was originally called roundhand, but was later referred to as copperplate because it was done following examples engraved in copper plates.

I am by no means an expert but I think, in our modern times, that the name of a script is more about its appearance than how it was made. In a couple of hundred years, who knows what some of our, modern calligraphers, work will be called. It may not be called writing at all, but simply works of art.

Well, thatís my Saturday morning speil.No matter what we call it, it is still fun and beautiful.

I hope everyone takes care themselves and each other.

Introductions / Re: Hello from London
« on: March 24, 2020, 08:40:45 AM »
Hello Gwyneth. This is an amazing group of people.

Open Flourish | General Discussion / Re: Calligraphy and Music
« on: February 18, 2020, 08:04:33 AM »
Very beautiful Ken.

Coffee & Nib-bles / Re: We are moving to Tennessee!
« on: February 14, 2020, 07:29:33 AM »
Thatís wonderful Erica. I wish you and your family the greatest of luck in your move.

Show & Tell / Re: My 2019 Holiday Card
« on: December 31, 2019, 07:36:43 AM »
That is beautiful Erica.

Introductions / Re: Hello From Canada
« on: November 08, 2019, 07:40:27 AM »
Welcome Bev. This place is full of great, friendly people.

Open Flourish | General Discussion / Re: Boogie Board Calligraphy
« on: September 23, 2019, 12:04:33 PM »

Look what I just found at Staples in Canada

Boogie Board Blackboard 8-1/2x11
$49.99 CAD plus $19.99 for the folio cover.

It comes with two inserts giving Lines, Dots, ToDo list and Blank. The inserts are a simple slip in sheet. I am hoping to make some with guidelines, after our trip. Itís hard to get the thins, but I am hoping that it will help me develop a light touch.

Now thereís no excuse for not practicing. This will be great on my flight to Germany tomorrow.

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