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Diving Head First In To A New Hobby

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#1 Synnove

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Posted 24 October 2013 - 06:09

Hello, my name is Synnöve.

 

After years of improper training, frustrations with the physical durress of popular writing instruments, and an ever increasing dream of possesing the skill of a fine hand, I decided to plunge in head first in to uncharted territory and add fountainpens and penmanship to my list of hobbies that warrant too much time and money.

 

My first purchases are as follows:

 

-A bottle of Noodler's black-blue,

 

-A Wahl Eversharp GF from 1920-1923 w/ a nib that appears to be from the 50s(?),

 

-A Wahl Eversharp Mechanical pencil that is of matching style,

 

-Clairefontaine Basics notebook.

 

I've attatched photos of the pen & pencil (taken by the seller as the watermark shows).

 

Suffice to say, I'm in for a lot of practice, but considering I'm going to be returning to school soon this reality is rather fitting as it'll give me the oppertunity to write moreso than I normally would of my own accord.

 

I hope this first post reflects favorable beginner's taste & judgement vs. overreaching obnoxiousness. Any advise or guidence would be greatly appreciated.

 

-S

 

 

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#2 VirtuThe3rd

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Posted 24 October 2013 - 06:28

Hi! Welcome to FPN.   :)
I'm really glad you've joined us.

 

Have a good day,
Kota Adachi

 

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#3 Lyander0012

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Posted 24 October 2013 - 07:13

Excellent way to start off the new hobby! Haha, welcome to the FPN, and hope you have a great time! Oh, and sorry about your wallet :)

 

Cheers!

 

Kevin


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#4 AlexStefanut

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Posted 24 October 2013 - 11:37

Welcome to the FPN forum - wonderful resource and wonderful people.

 

Alex


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#5 Clancy

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Posted 24 October 2013 - 15:09

Hello Synnöve. Greetings from California and a warm welcome to FPN. It's great to have you here with us. :thumbup:


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#6 PAKMAN

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Posted 24 October 2013 - 15:30

Hello and Welcome to FPN!! Glad to have you as a member!!

 

Very nice pen to start out! Again Welcome!
 


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#7 Sudhir-ThePenPerson

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Posted 24 October 2013 - 17:04

Welcome to FPN.

 

Diving headfirst into this particular hobby is a heady feeling.

 

While I've been dabbling in fountain pens for some years now, I just (re)discovered this hobby about some time back. 

 

Again, good to have you here.


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#8 Sasha Royale

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Posted 24 October 2013 - 18:44

Welcome, Synnove !

 

:puddle:   Lovely pen set.  Will they be fully restored to use ? 

 

Personally, I like "obnoxiousness".  :lticaptd:

 

I remail faithfully yours,

 

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#9 leeowens337

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Posted 24 October 2013 - 19:50

Hi there and welcome to FPN! You will find no other site to help you spend "too much time and money" on your new fountain pen hobby as this one can!!

Although I don't prefer all gold pens, I think you're off to a great start... How does it write? Nib feel smooth? What about the ink, like it? Enjoying the Clairefontaine notebook?

-Lee

#10 Synnove

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Posted 24 October 2013 - 20:02

Sasha,

 

Thank you for the compliments! According to the individual who sold me the pieces, both are ready to write; the pen is ready for ink and the pencil expells lead just fine. Based on what they told me it sounds as though they cleaned them up, replaced the sack and possibly the nib as well given that it looks to be a Skyline nib.

 

Should be here tomorrow!



#11 RMN

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Posted 24 October 2013 - 23:21

Hi Synnove and :W2FPN:

 

 

You are already on your way to become a FP addict fan. Enjoy it.

 

D.ick


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#12 N2theBreach

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Posted 25 October 2013 - 00:26

Welcome.

I think you will enjoy the world of fountain pens. They can make your schoolwork that much more enjoyable because even the boring sections can be made interesting by reframing them as handwriting practice! If you have questions, please feel free to ask,

#13 Penne Stilografiche

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Posted 25 October 2013 - 02:16

Welcome to the Fountain Pen Network, glad to have you with us!

 

Regards,

Vincenzo


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#14 Wahl

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Posted 25 October 2013 - 15:36

:W2FPN:



#15 JotterAddict62

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Posted 27 October 2013 - 04:32

Greetings

 We are all pen addicts and we need help in buying more pens. Good luck in keeping you collection small....

 

Fast start on choice.







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