Author Topic: Oblique Ballpen  (Read 2194 times)

Offline Judy G

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 908
  • Karma: 26
  • I can be bribed with cookies and ice cream.
    • View Profile
Oblique Ballpen
« on: February 10, 2016, 09:36:46 AM »
Hi, everyone!

I thought of sharing with you all a pen hack idea I got from Gail (@the_md_writes). I showed a mini demo here: https://www.instagram.com/p/BBg1nC9l_uG/

But basically, all you need to do is remove the ballpoint refill from your pen, wrap a small strip of tape around it, and slip inside the crow quill slot of the bullock flange. It's a perfect tool for drills on the go without worrying about ink spills :)
Judy G [joo-dee]
food blog | instagram | twitter

Offline AndyT

  • Super Hero Member
  • ******
  • Posts: 2093
  • Karma: 150
    • View Profile
Re: Oblique Ballpen
« Reply #1 on: February 10, 2016, 10:02:00 AM »
Forgive my probable obtuseness please, Judy, but why would you need an oblique ballpen for drills?  It'll write in any direction and the movement is the same.  For the same reason I've never seen the point of the celebrated Vitolo oblique pencil wheeze.

Offline Salman Khattak

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 908
  • Karma: 67
    • View Profile
    • Toronto Pen Company
Re: Oblique Ballpen
« Reply #2 on: February 10, 2016, 10:17:46 AM »
I don't understand the need for it either. A properly adjust oblique holder places the point of the nib in line with the axis of the holder so the writing part is more or less where a straight holder would put it. The obliqueness only helps with spreading tines evenly.

Why would one need a pencil or a ballpoint held in an oblique holder?

- Salman
I have an opinion and I'm not afraid to use it.

Copperplate Tutorial :: Toronto Pen Company

Offline Jamie

  • Senior Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 406
  • Karma: 20
    • View Profile
Re: Oblique Ballpen
« Reply #3 on: February 10, 2016, 10:29:54 AM »
For me it makes sense because if you're practicing for muscle memory purposes then you're going to want the setup to match what you would normally use as closely as possible. From the position of the paper to the shape of the holder you're using. It'll make it far easier to translate the practice to using an actual dip pen in an oblique.

Offline Judy G

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 908
  • Karma: 26
  • I can be bribed with cookies and ice cream.
    • View Profile
Re: Oblique Ballpen
« Reply #4 on: February 10, 2016, 11:24:40 AM »
No worries at all, Andy.  ;)

It's just a quicker alternative for me when I'm at the office or while traveling and wanted to do some drills.
Judy G [joo-dee]
food blog | instagram | twitter

Offline katerina

  • Junior Member
  • **
  • Posts: 57
  • Karma: 3
    • View Profile
Re: Oblique Ballpen
« Reply #5 on: February 22, 2016, 10:07:29 AM »
Recently I was treated with one of these:
http://www.penheaven.co.uk/pen-brands/yoropen/yoropen-pens

it seems exactly what you need!  ;D
there is also a pencil version!