Today Richard Binder provided a workshop to about 20 members of the Boston Pen People. Those present were long time members as well as some first timers who came just for the workshop.
BTW, next meeting is (tentatively?) scheduled for November 17th - location to be announced. http://www.bostonpenpeople.org
Instruction-wise, I lost track of the time as it was both informative and fun to learn how to check out the minute details of the nibs I have long taken for granted. Thye other thing that was bot enjoyable and satisfying was learn how to both align the tines on the nibs and then polish them. Now the sense of "feeling" in my hands/fingers is far from well trained and I could see by using my loupe and feel the difference as I worked on some provided "distorted" nibs.
It was VERy cool to do that. I guess I will be taking a small amount of business away from those people who rely on the "setting up of nibs" as their primary source of business from me. It feels satisfying to be able to do some of my own work and experience the results immediately.
It would take quite a while before I would ever consider working on a a major purchase (expensive) pen and at least I could look at the nib initially and determine it things look "correct".
Thanks to Richard Binder, David Watts, Jr. amd Jim Baer (trained by Richard and assisted in the workshop) for making today an enjoyable, satisfying and profitable, as in more money to buy the pens, day.