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Tools & Supplies / Broken "Chic Oblique E-curve" Holder.
« on: March 12, 2023, 09:49:04 AM »
This is what happened to the holder when I tried to remove a Nib.
This holder has no support  pin with the" stem and the Flang" and even seems to have "Friction fitted' and non glued when assembling.
Came out simply and I  haven't even used this pen regularly .
It is a bit sad what happened to this nice pen and I am thinking a way to get it fixed. Thinking what  glue could do a permanent joint???? Is that Epoxy is best or another non complicated  glue to choose.
Any suggestion ???
Has anyone had the same problem with this Curve -E pen?? I know many of us are using this pen on this forum.

Spencerian Script / My Spencerian Practice.
« on: March 05, 2023, 08:53:01 AM »
This is how my Spencerian  is doing today.

I have noticed I am running to problem getting my Pens/ nibs rusting.
All my pens are basically vintage or antique nibs. I have about 14 pen holders and sometimes I don't use them as I am using some straight holders.
So I had noticed several times in the past if I leave them for weeks they get rusted. In my house I guess there's some humid under normal room temperature.  Basically I leave my pens in a open box/Jars  and they are not in any closed protections.
What I did was I removed the nibs and used a soft sanding to remove the rust. Even today I had to repeat  it again ( sanding ) to remove the rust. ( I do it very carefully not touching  or mis aligning the tines or not doing anything excessively) 

OK my question is how or what do you do to keep them rust- free if you have many pens and if you are using them very occasionally? 
All I know is the more you sand scratch the metal the more you leave/ expose the metal to rust. But I don't have any option... some of  my nibs are good known brands as Gillett or similar  but they are not bronze or stainless-steel.
Perhaps some of you have experienced this and found solutions to this .. I appreciate for your  valid thoughts here. ;)

Open Flourish | General Discussion / RIP Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II
« on: September 11, 2022, 02:25:59 PM »
“Elizebeth I, 'weak and feeble' in body,had the
 " heart and stomach  of a king"  
and led England to harmony prosperity and fame. 
-Queen Elizabeth I “
HRH Queen Elizabeth II.
1926- 2022.

Tools & Supplies / The History behind Leonardt EF Principle.
« on: January 19, 2022, 09:42:36 AM »
For those who Love The Leonardt EF Principal Nib it is a small story of how it was created.
It is quite an interesting story about history and writing.

Tools & Supplies / History about Joseph Gillott.
« on: July 12, 2021, 05:40:45 PM »
I think it gives you some fascination to know about  this man who was the pioneer pen maker in the history.
I hope this very knowledgeable history will  give you inspirations to your learning calligraphy and hand lettering.

Introductions / Hello there!
« on: November 22, 2017, 08:49:48 PM »
Hello there! and I am new to the forum and lovely to meet you all Artists. Amazing guys.
It is a wonderful place to be and learn many more skills in writing. My fashion is photography but love writing and fountain pen writing. I am always inspired by the calligraphy but never thought to learn it seriously before. But now I am dying for getting to a good level and learning my Spencerian writing from the point one. I am planning to get into Calligraphy in the near future. So this is a great opportunity to be here and I am amazed by the resource that I find here. to learn many more things than I imagined.

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