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#21 AlejoPlay

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Posted 28 November 2012 - 15:48

I dont think we ever said gay, i think we're both referring to effeminate more than anything else. While there is nothing at all an issue with being effeminate, as a society, overall, many if not most Australians do not approve of it. Combine that with the culture of anti-intellectualism and you can see how easily these two get conflated to your everyday blokey bloke who writes with a BIC on a pub napkin if they ever write at all.

Sorry if any offence was made.

Comes back to the degradation of the modern Australian education system and the relaxing of broadcasting regulations, which happened about 8 years ago. But that's all another story, to be told with misty eyed nostalgia.


Thanks. I just get a little sensitive when I read euphemisms and I am not sure how to take them online.

It's funny because I have a Sailor ProColor that has a nib to die for and it's in that Wisteria Purple, which isn't TOO frou-frou but I think it and my Pelikan M400 Tortoise (which was a gift) are my girliest pens. LOL :)

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Posted 28 November 2012 - 16:20

all good know how u feel :D i can get a little defensive about people who unilaterally refer to chinese pens as cheap and nasty and make some weberian reference to the culture of chinese industrialism as responsible for this. It's in my blood i suppose ;)

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Posted 28 November 2012 - 16:24

Make your own?

There was a post here in the last couple if weeks or so about making your own glued pads. Complete with a rigid back. Didn't look difficult st all.


It's not. Its actually almost too easy. :D


I just read it.....
thats it... I am making my own notebooks!!!!!

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Posted 28 November 2012 - 17:54

Hi Chum! I posted this to that thread, but it bears repeating: if you don't have padding compound handy, and/or you select very thin or delicate paper, I can't recommend GE Silicone II highly enough. It cost me $4 at a local hardware store, was too easy to use, did the job perfectly, plus I get to use it for other stuff too.

Can't beat it with a stick. :D

Also, don't think you need to go out and buy all the kit listed; I used scraps of wood I already had and bound it for drying with regular office binder clips! I finally broke down and got some clamps when I realized I wanted bigger pads. (Don't know where my other clamps went to, or I wouldn't have even had to spend that much...)

Good luck!

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Posted 29 November 2012 - 06:28

Is not the Rhodia No. 18 Top Staplebound pad what you are looking for? Seems pretty close to me. :hmm1:

Close but no cigar. I just want a typical office pad - glued at the head, no staples or cover etc.


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There's a brand of "typical office pad" available here in Australia that I have found to be reliable with ink. What put me onto it is that the 8"x10" pads they sell as Writing Pads, have a graphic of a fountain pen on the front flap/cover. They also do a standard A4 office pad "glued at the head, no staples, no cover".

The brand is Quill (another give away). The product is labelled as "Australian owned/Australian operated" and Made in China" - of course. I get it from a newsagent in the local shopping mall. It's $2 a pad for the A4 version.

So far, having tested it with about 10 different FPs and inks (including Noodlers, Private Reserve, Parker, Rohrer & Klingner, Platinum, Diamine) I have had no trouble with feathering.. I do get a bit of show through on the back, but only with particularly heavy wet lines. But, hey, who writes on the back with this style pen?

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Posted 29 November 2012 - 06:37

I have some wood lying around that would be perfect for pad-making, also have clamps from previous jobs that should do the trick, and i will definately look into silicone :( padding compound is sure hard to find

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Posted 29 November 2012 - 06:47

will any caulking silicone do? I could just get some random roofing silicone

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Posted 29 November 2012 - 20:29

Hi Chum, no, I don't think so. Whatever you get needs to be 100% silicone, the reason being that if there are additives, they can leech out and discolor your paper. Also, plain silicone has the added benefit of being smoothable with plain water (or as some have suggested, spit) which is really needed: it globs on thick and then sticks to your finger as you try to move it around.

If I remember correctly, the solvent in 100% silicone is vinegar -- that's what gives it the smell -- and that's another plus, as vinegar is non-toxic and shouldn't hurt your paper.

There's another, longer thread about padmaking you should read, as well as this one where a guy experimented with different binding material; definitely read that too!

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Posted 30 November 2012 - 08:12

ok! so im trying to make my own notepad now :D
in clamps atm. will take some pics when my camera gets charged up :( grr

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Posted 30 November 2012 - 08:21

:( For the life of me I cannot find GE Silicone II in Melbourne. All the major chains stock Selleys or other brands. Seems GE doesn't have a foothold here, is there a compound that Selleys has that is pure paintable silicone?

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Posted 30 November 2012 - 08:43

Hi Chum! If you can't get GE silicone, may I suggest you get any clear window & door type silicone sealant and try it out on some scrap paper? Even if it doesn't work you can still use it around the house, and it's cheap. :D

P.S. It doesn't have to be paintable, either, as far as I know...

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Posted 30 November 2012 - 08:51

hehehehe, I have some picture to show u of the notebook I made :D im going to make a new thread for it seeing as we kind of hijacked this one anyway haa

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Posted 01 December 2012 - 08:20

Oxford make affordable high gsm Optik paper pads in a7 up to a4 :cloud9:
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Posted 01 December 2012 - 11:22

If I remember correctly, the solvent in 100% silicone is vinegar -- that's what gives it the smell -- and that's another plus, as vinegar is non-toxic and shouldn't hurt your paper.



and no one wants to give a bloke who smells like he has a chip on his shoulder any trouble eh!
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Posted 04 December 2012 - 08:13

I sometimes print my own lined paper for custom book orders. That way I can match the lines to the cover. What I'd like is to get my hands on some basic loos leaf blank CF paper. Anybody out there have some?

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Posted 04 December 2012 - 15:24

Isn't there a A4 lined Triumphe pad?

Yes - but thats not what I mean. That has a nice cover so it is more social stationery. I mean a no frills, no cover, office style pad.


What in the world are you talking about? Ya' tear the thin cover off --voilŗ-- "no frills, no cover, office style pad"!

I have a coupleTriomphe A4 pads. I prefer plain paper cuz I can put the sheets in my laser printer and make any kind of ruling/guidelines/dots I desire. They also make ruled pads. As to the micro-perf vs glued argument, give me the micro-perf. While Triomphe does, indeed, offer entire stationary "sets" with all the foo-foo trimmings, their pads are jes plain ol' pads and nothing more. The cover tears off as easily as the rest of the paper sheets. Clairefontaine makes loose sheets, including ruled w/ margin. Be aware they are already punched for both 3 and 4 ring binders, so they have a lotta holes. Writer's Bloc is one of the few sellers in the US I've found that carries loose sheets and they run out for long periods. They jes got in some new stock:

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