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Thanks for the exercises.
I think that is what I need.  Back to 1st grade basics.

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Might be difficult to figure out how to do, but what about a desk blotter with a sheet of plastic, on the writing surface.  That would keep the ink off the wood.

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SCORE !!!
Nice find.

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Tough call.

I would lean towards Palmer, et.al.  But that is because I use and like that hand, and enjoy writing with it to relax.

But a cursive italic would be more easily read by others.  Even for me, reading a print/italic hand is easier and faster than most cursive/script hands.

Can I say BOTH.

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Broad Edge Pen Calligraphy / Re: which hand next?
« on: May 06, 2017, 11:34:25 PM »
oooo the Carolingian minusclues look neat. 
I looked at a few samples and it seems to be within my skill level.
OK that is #3 in the list.
-- thanks Andy

But like you said there are several different variants of the uncial hand.

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Broad Edge Pen Calligraphy / Re: which hand next?
« on: May 06, 2017, 04:40:09 PM »
I personally would choose Fraktur as it goes so well with italics.  The two compliments each other so well.

One is straight and curvy, the other slanted and spoke, vice versa.

Geez, Fraktur scares me just looking at it.  Nice but I'm not up for something like that yet.  Maybe in a few years.

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Broad Edge Pen Calligraphy / which hand next?
« on: May 06, 2017, 01:16:19 AM »
I'm kinda comfortable with my italic, enough to move on to another hand.
So now I'm looking at uncial or foundational.  Unless I find yet more hand to want to learn, which I probably will.

Which of the 2 would you recommend I learn next; uncial or foundational.
Or do you have other hands that you recommend me learning?

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Broad Edge Pen Calligraphy / Re: Foundational Hand
« on: May 06, 2017, 12:33:25 AM »
Dang, another hand to add to the list of hands to learn.

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Everyday Handwriting | Penmanship / Re: Write Cursive With Schin
« on: May 05, 2017, 05:56:50 PM »
This is neat.

THANK YOU to Schin for doing it, and Andy for posting about it.

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I think the nib size is about 1.1mm.
I use it to write the date in my notebook/journal, before I switch to a fountain pen, so not a lot of writing.

Maybe I need to go back to 1st grade and practice with a WIDER nib.  I think my widest nib is about 2mm.

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I'm using a Parker Vector italic pen.
I had been using a Sheaffer italic, but the grip felt too fat for me, so I switched to the slimmer Vector.  The corners of the nib are NOT sharp like a true italic nib.

But you gave me something to pay attention to.  I "thought" I had been holding the pen level, but as I do the different strokes I might not be level on the horizontal stroke.  Thanks.

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I went back to 2015 but could not find a similar thread.

I have been writing italic OK, but for 1 problem.
I cannot seem to do the horizontal stroke level.  It almost always tilts up or down.   
This has been driving me batty with frustration. 

Are there any tips or tricks in making the horizontal stroke level.

many thanks

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Open Flourish | General Discussion / Re: Which browser do you use?
« on: April 30, 2017, 06:05:39 PM »
I use Firefox (64 bit) v53.0 on Windows 10 (64 bit).

Unlike some other forums, the FlourishForum is snappy and responsive  :-)

Are people reporting problems?

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Open Flourish | General Discussion / Re: Standing Writing Desk
« on: April 25, 2017, 10:20:01 PM »
Nice work.
If I had the space and tools I "might" attempt building stuff, but only in the basics. 
Joinery, nah, I would use screws.  I don't have near the level of woodworking skills to do joinery.
Though I do dream about doing stuff, then I come down to the reality that I can't.

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Guidelines / Re: Guidelines for envelopes?
« on: April 20, 2017, 01:11:00 AM »
Simone

The problem that I have is I do not have the experience and only seeing but a small fraction of what you experienced people do and see.
So I tend to be more self limiting simply because I don't know the other options out there.

That is what happens when one has too many hobbies, each fighting for time.   :-\

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