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Nib Grinding In Australia


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#1 suet

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Posted 17 November 2010 - 07:36

Anyone know of good nib grinders in Australia please?

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#2 Chris Chalmers

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Posted 17 November 2010 - 11:16

That is the million dollar question......... and I hate to tell you this - but if there is one he/she is hiding their skills really well!
There are many Aussies who send pens to USA or UK for nib work.
If someone was to train and set up shop in Oz - they would make a lot of people very happy! :notworthy1:
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Posted 17 November 2010 - 11:48

thanks Chris

I spoke to someone at the pen shop in sydney today and they told me the son of the founder of the shop - charles wolf - is a nib grinder and has been doing it for over 50 years. Seems like no one on the list has used this guy? Now I am in a dilemma and feel I should probably ship the pen to the US....oh dear....

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Posted 18 November 2010 - 10:33

thanks Chris

I spoke to someone at the pen shop in sydney today and they told me the son of the founder of the shop - charles wolf - is a nib grinder and has been doing it for over 50 years. Seems like no one on the list has used this guy? Now I am in a dilemma and feel I should probably ship the pen to the US....oh dear....


My first eBay Parker 51 was an Extra Fine that was a bit scratchy. The Pen Shop got it nice and smooth and it wasn't that expensive. A lot cheaper than just the postage to and from the US.

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#5 Chris Chalmers

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Posted 18 November 2010 - 11:02

We will have to find out if he just smooths nibs or can he do regrinds into italic, oblique etc. It would be good if he could!
I'll phone tomorrow, unless someone else wants to - I don't actually have a pen in need of a nose job right now.
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Posted 15 April 2011 - 00:26

Chris, did you ever find out anything more about this?

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Posted 17 April 2011 - 13:11

Has anyone found out anything about this. I would love to know as well.

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Posted 18 April 2011 - 09:07

Me too.
Nib tuning seems to be readily available, obviously grinding is a more difficult skill.


#9 Chris Chalmers

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Posted 18 April 2011 - 09:47

Chris, did you ever find out anything more about this?


I hang my head in shame - :embarrassed_smile:
because I didn't find out any more about nibgrinding in Oz.
Sorry for that.............. I'll try to remember to do that phone call tomorrow! Note to self :headsmack: :headsmack: :headsmack:
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Posted 18 April 2011 - 22:48

Heehee... no pressure! Was just wondering, that's all. :)






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