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#21 Martinsroom

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Posted 19 January 2015 - 22:57

Thank you, great to see someone I've read so much about.

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Posted 19 January 2015 - 23:14

Pretty cool.  I was fortunate enough to have take his nib class at the Ohio Pen Show.



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Posted 19 January 2015 - 23:25

That's an awesome video.  Great production value.


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Posted 19 January 2015 - 23:38

Superb! Richard with his fingers inked-up, at work.

 

I think the "six people" remark means people who can handle the variety of repairs plus nib-crafting. A couple of years ago, at the NYC pen show, Richard diagnosed an odd "click" in a c/c P-61. The nib, he thought, had been bent to something like a 'V', seen end-on, rather than the proper upside-down 'U'. He extracted the nib without removing the hood, using a tool he borrowed from Ron Zorn. "This is NOT a Parker Nib Extraction Tool", he said, to which Ron added, "You mean a Nib Destruction Tool".

 

I think Richard means that only a handful of people can manage to wiggle and jiggle a twisted P-61 nib and get it back...as well as tune a Parker 51 ("The English 51 medium...ahhh", he said).


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#25 ac12

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Posted 20 January 2015 - 00:19

It was a neat video.

I just get suspicious whenever someone says something like that.  It sounds too elitist.  Maybe he is correct, maybe not, but he opened the door to comments and questions by saying that.  And who are the other 5?


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Posted 20 January 2015 - 01:47

"never go a day without learning something new"

 - Richard Binder

 

yeah.. somewhere around 6.



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Posted 20 January 2015 - 02:40

Richard does the hat trick. Nibmeister, Repairman and Fabricator. He can Make the part he needs. He also has some serious

reverse engineering skills.

 

Of course there are numerous par excellence examples of Each of those. All three (4?) rolled into one is far rarer.

 

That's why I leaned towards his students.

 

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Posted 20 January 2015 - 02:46

"A fountain pen is really a controlled leak.  The control come in [with] the use of the parts that keep it from leaking when it's not supposed to."  -- Richard Binder



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Posted 20 January 2015 - 02:46

Perhaps for those of us who don't know - and I am at the forefront of that small group - you could tell us who his students are? I mean the ones that offer services to the public and all.

 

 

Oops! :ninja: my request was to Mr FLGuy.


Edited by Cardboard_Tube, 20 January 2015 - 02:47.


#30 OcalaFlGuy

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Posted 20 January 2015 - 03:41

Tim Girdler, Linda Kennedy and Jim Baer come to mind.

 

Jim worked with Richard for an extended period I believe.

 

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Posted 20 January 2015 - 15:39

That was great! Thank you for posting :)  


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Posted 21 January 2015 - 19:12

There was a link to this video on the DCSS Facebook page a few days ago.  Very nice video.

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Posted 14 April 2017 - 18:14

"A controlled leak" is wonderful!
I sent a pen to Mr. Zorn not too long ago, and it strikes me that it's a bit like the squishy little life forms they've extracted from The Burgess Shale: early designs that are wildly different from their more conventionalized descendants. The history of fountain pens can be seen in evolutionary terms: initial disparity of engineering and an interval of competition, in which a small number of successful forms survive.
This is why I think of Darwin when an eyedropper-filler leaks all over my fingers while writing with it.

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Posted 15 April 2017 - 04:59

I think we have a National Geographic producer here... fountain pen user    :)



#35 sidthecat

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Posted 16 April 2017 - 16:44

I learned how to transport a live hummingbird from the National Geographic, which came in handy about twenty years later. Life skills!

#36 mitto

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Posted 17 April 2017 - 01:40

Great vid. Thanks for sharing.

Edited by mitto, 17 April 2017 - 01:41.

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Posted 17 April 2017 - 02:47

Thanks for sharing. This is very cool.



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Posted 17 April 2017 - 02:58

"A controlled leak" is wonderful!
I sent a pen to Mr. Zorn not too long ago, and it strikes me that it's a bit like the squishy little life forms they've extracted from The Burgess Shale: early designs that are wildly different from their more conventionalized descendants. The history of fountain pens can be seen in evolutionary terms: initial disparity of engineering and an interval of competition, in which a small number of successful forms survive.
This is why I think of Darwin when an eyedropper-filler leaks all over my fingers while writing with it.

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#39 sidthecat

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Posted 17 April 2017 - 04:13

I was asking myself why my old eyedropper pens leak, and the answer is something like: they were trying a lot of different ways to keep ink in a pen, and not all of them worked. The more efficient systems, subject to the selection of market forces and corporate management, resulted in better pens. Except, of course, that I still manage to end the day with ink all over my fingers.





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