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#61 axio

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Posted 28 January 2013 - 22:35

And for those of us who like to use bottled inks and lever/vac/piston fillers, you want to carry some ink vials - another Altoid use!

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Very suspicious if they are found by a TSC

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Posted 28 January 2013 - 22:54

Very suspicious if they are found by a TSC

I have no idea what a TSC is, but if this relates to air travel, this is only my local carry - I'd never fly with this kind of setup.
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Posted 29 January 2013 - 13:34


Here is what I plan to use for my return trip from Afghanistan


Have a safe trip home!


Thanks Amber, a couple more months to go :thumbup:
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Posted 27 February 2013 - 15:13

Hi AAN,

Altoids tins aren't easy to find any more, but M&S do a mint that is remarkably similar in an identically proportioned tin for something like 99p or £1.09 or thereabouts.

Thanks to a mint habit, I have about 30 of the things - if you PM me, I'd be happy to pop one in the post for you!

Best wishes

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I'm going to try a tic tax box today. No (easily available) Altoid tins available in England, but TTs are ubiquitous.
I reckon they'd do for international sized carts.
Any suggestions for Pilot carts - though I'm still hoping for an elegant 1930s cigarette case to come my way?



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Posted 27 February 2013 - 18:53

Great, thanks Robin. Pm on the way
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Posted 28 February 2013 - 15:27

Has anybody tried a memory card wallet for cartridge storage? I believe they would certainly be ok for short international, Pilot and possibly short Sheaffer cart's. Parker sized cart's may be a bit too big though.

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Posted 28 February 2013 - 17:20

You can use an Altoids tin. Even cheaper than a cigarette case. Though there's no way to hold the carts in place, I've never known a cart to be damaged from a little jostling.

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Newbie talking here... Do I see a converter with ink in there? What do you do to keep the ink in the converter?

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Posted 28 February 2013 - 18:05

A case from a computer tool kit might work pretty well, although most of the bands in it are probably too large. It wouldn't be too had to sew new straps in though. It might be a bit large for just ink, but you could keep pens in it as well.
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Posted 01 March 2013 - 02:43

Hi AAN,

Altoids tins aren't easy to find any more


Really? Here where I live in the States I can get them all the time by the checkout counter at my local CVS Pharmacy. I have 5 of them stacked up on the shelf next to me in the living room, even as I type, plus another one in my purse (no, I tell a lie -- the cats knocked it onto the floor next to where I'm sitting :rolleyes:; fortunately it's closed). Plus I think I have one or two somewhere else in the house. I originally started saving them to make up emergency sewing kits (I even have some cross stitch patterns for making nifty embroidered covers for them, where the design is just the size of the lid).
Now, getting a good range of *flavors* is another matter (I suspect I may have to wander down to one of the wholesale candy supply stores in the area, because I can't seem to find the ginger ones anyplace -- most of the tins I have were for the cinnamon flavor, and I think one might be wintergreen.
Of course, I also need to get the closed cell foam, but doing a quick Google search seems to suggest I can find closed cell phone weatherstripping tape places like Home Depot for really cheap.... Plus (weirdly enough) I know some people who use closed cell foam fairly regularly for a completely different purpose (padding for SCA armor) -- but for my purposes the roll of weatherstripping tape is probably more convenient.
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Posted 01 March 2013 - 07:24

Ginger and cinnamon mints? SCA 'armor', what kind of witchcraft is this?!

Here in dear old Blighty we have Polos and, rather daringly apparently we have Marks and Spencer mints in tins.

It's England. Old England, not the New one where I'm sure all the exotic things you mention are readily available. We are the bottom right of that little misty island off in the North Atlantic.

I've never been to the US. You visited England Ruth?

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Posted 01 March 2013 - 10:49


Hi AAN,

Altoids tins aren't easy to find any more


Really? Here where I live in the States I can get them all the time by the checkout counter at my local CVS Pharmacy.
Ruth Morrisson aka inkstainedruth


Sadly, yes! I love Altoids - and used to get through a couple of tins a week. I really want to try some of the other flavours, too, but in the UK they're really expensive to get online & the specialist international sweet shops in London are similarly priced. I had a tin of cinnamon ones, and they were delicious.

The Marks & Spencer mint tins are identical in shape & size, but they don't look quite as nice. They do the job though. I keep all sorts of stuff in them - Fimo (polymer clay), dip-pen nibs, cartridges, my daily medication supply, small Lego pieces, foreign coins - anything little that needs to be kept safe! (I am a bit of a mint addict, though have curbed my addiction as the amount of sugar I was getting through in mint form wasn't healthy.)

Best wishes all!

Robin

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Posted 01 March 2013 - 12:15


Hi AAN,

Altoids tins aren't easy to find any more


Really? Here where I live in the States I can get them all the time by the checkout counter at my local CVS Pharmacy. I have 5 of them stacked up on the shelf next to me in the living room, even as I type, plus another one in my purse (no, I tell a lie -- the cats knocked it onto the floor next to where I'm sitting :rolleyes:; fortunately it's closed). Plus I think I have one or two somewhere else in the house. I originally started saving them to make up emergency sewing kits (I even have some cross stitch patterns for making nifty embroidered covers for them, where the design is just the size of the lid).
Now, getting a good range of *flavors* is another matter (I suspect I may have to wander down to one of the wholesale candy supply stores in the area, because I can't seem to find the ginger ones anyplace -- most of the tins I have were for the cinnamon flavor, and I think one might be wintergreen.
Of course, I also need to get the closed cell foam, but doing a quick Google search seems to suggest I can find closed cell phone weatherstripping tape places like Home Depot for really cheap.... Plus (weirdly enough) I know some people who use closed cell foam fairly regularly for a completely different purpose (padding for SCA armor) -- but for my purposes the roll of weatherstripping tape is probably more convenient.
Ruth Morrisson aka inkstainedruth


I don't know if this is the same kind of foam material but any dollar store sells packs of sponges that seem pretty dense. Not the type that emulates a sea sponge, with all those mini-holes, but solid fliexible foam.

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Posted 01 March 2013 - 12:30



Hi AAN,

Altoids tins aren't easy to find any more


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Of course, I also need to get the closed cell foam,
Ruth Morrisson aka inkstainedruth


I don't know if this is the same kind of foam material but any dollar store sells packs of sponges that seem pretty dense. Not the type that emulates a sea sponge, with all those mini-holes, but solid fliexible foam.


The closed cell, dense foam used in museums (it's used for other stuff too, but that's what I see it used most for) for packing samples is called plastazote - if you google that, you should be able to find suppliers.

Best wishes

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Posted 01 March 2013 - 22:13

I just use the box in which the carts are packed. i just throw it in the bottom of my briefcase.

It's not elegant, but it is cheap.


Where's the fun in that? We have to be as creative (nutty) as possible with our paraphernalia. I like the etched tins. Wild.

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Posted 02 March 2013 - 03:24

I am so silly I have a Mont Blanc Traveller and case plus my Visconti ink well for everything else.
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Posted 02 March 2013 - 05:34

Since the Visconti ink well is not designed for cartridges, does the MB Traveler hold carts also or only a pen?


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Posted 02 March 2013 - 09:50


You can use an Altoids tin. Even cheaper than a cigarette case. Though there's no way to hold the carts in place, I've never known a cart to be damaged from a little jostling.

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That's a great idea! How many carts can you fit and of what sizes are they? It looks like you have a converter in there too?


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Posted 02 March 2013 - 11:33

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Posted 02 March 2013 - 11:42



You can use an Altoids tin. Even cheaper than a cigarette case. Though there's no way to hold the carts in place, I've never known a cart to be damaged from a little jostling.

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That's a great idea! How many carts can you fit and of what sizes are they? It looks like you have a converter in there too?


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Posted 02 March 2013 - 16:42

There could be other suitable mint or candy boxes. Just look around the next time you,re on a checkout line.