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Offline Alphabetguy

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My recent straight holder
« on: January 31, 2015, 12:16:39 AM »
I have been lettering with a variety of different shaped pen holders during the past year. A few weeks ago I came upon something that works really nice for my particular hand grip. For whatever reason changing the nib position to a slight angle solved a lot of issues I was dealing with for control and manipulation of the pen.

Alan


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Re: My recent straight holder
« Reply #1 on: January 31, 2015, 12:31:27 AM »
oooooooh those are beautiful!!!

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Re: My recent straight holder
« Reply #2 on: January 31, 2015, 02:29:53 AM »
Very cool! Do you make those yourself, so that you can control the angle?

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Re: My recent straight holder
« Reply #3 on: January 31, 2015, 02:39:32 AM »
Wow!!
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Re: My recent straight holder
« Reply #4 on: January 31, 2015, 11:33:07 AM »
Those are gorgeous! I'm a "straight" calligrapher myself.  :) Are you a lefty?
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Re: My recent straight holder
« Reply #5 on: February 06, 2015, 09:47:25 PM »
Hello Everyone,
Some new photos of the refined pen with angled nib insert. Second photo shows all the pens milled from scratch, remilled and redrilled to figure out this pen holder design.

This is the first pen I have lettered with that floats in my hand. Lot of preliminary trial and error milling with a multitude of practice strokes to develop this one. Next step is to put this pen to use for the next Primitive to Modern weekend workshop happening next month.

Alan

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Re: My recent straight holder
« Reply #6 on: February 06, 2015, 11:27:56 PM »
How.  Effing.  Ingenious!  Putting a slight angle on a straight holder, especially for broad edge nibs makes a whole lot of sense.  It just might make doing italic pleasurable! 
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Re: My recent straight holder
« Reply #7 on: February 07, 2015, 02:53:35 AM »
Wow 8)

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Re: My recent straight holder
« Reply #8 on: February 07, 2015, 05:22:11 AM »
Alan, are you selling these?  I've been struggling with pen angles recently and I'd love to give one a try!