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#1 DeborahMakarios

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Posted 26 February 2018 - 22:31

Hullo everyone!

 

I am a Lower Hutt left-handed author who likes to write her first drafts long-hand - with fountain pens, of course. The 158,840 word first draft of  Restoration Day, my recently released fantasy novel, was written with Diamine Majestic Purple in an old green piston-filling Faber-Castell. (Are there any phrases in the English language more mellifluous than 'piston-filling fountain pen'?)

 

Being left-handed, it was a revelation to find that fountain pens leave my hands unsmudged where ballpoints lavish them with ink. I have a small collection of inks (mostly Diamine), but my everyday one is Waterman's Havana Brown.

Most of my pens are old ones inherited from relatives, though I also have a TWSBI Diamond Mini Clear (I have small hands - I use it unposted) and an ornate rosewood-barrelled modern pen (with kitset inner workings). A glass dip pen with a nib like a needle I use mostly for decoration.

 

My knowledge is limited, so I'm hoping to learn more about the pens I have and how to use and care for them properly. For example, how do you know if your rubber sac is losing it? How do you fill a pen whose mechanism appears to consist in its entirety of a rubber sac armoured in steel? (How do you change a profile picture when you can only upload from a url and when you do it says member_profile_disabled?) But perhaps these are questions for elsewhere on this as-yet undiscovered bourne.

 

Being a lover of old technologies, I knit a lot in my spare time, so you can also find me on Ravelry as MrsMakarios.



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Posted 26 February 2018 - 22:40

Hello and welcome to FPN.  :W2FPN:



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Posted 26 February 2018 - 22:54

Hi Deborah! We're glad you're here.


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Posted 27 February 2018 - 00:16

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#5 PAKMAN

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Posted 27 February 2018 - 00:54

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

 

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#6 DeborahMakarios

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Posted 27 February 2018 - 00:58

Thank you all! I'm glad to be here.

And thanks for the 7 days tip, PAKMAN. I shall bide my time in patience.

Happily, I have discovered the answer to question #2 in the forums (turns out it's a touchdown filler) and am in the process of figuring out how to approach the filling of this long-unused pen.



#7 Henricum_Tropen

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Posted 27 February 2018 - 09:28

Hello and welcome to FPN, from Cape Town, South Africa.


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#8 tbickiii

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Posted 27 February 2018 - 12:02

Hello and welcome from Baton Rouge, Louisiana...Enjoy your time here


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#9 Pen Nut

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Posted 27 February 2018 - 12:52

Hello and a warm welcome to you :) 


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#10 Herrjaeger

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Posted 27 February 2018 - 18:05

Welcome aboard, from Charleston, SC. To learn more about fountain pens, you might look at the Reference Pages on a website called Richard's Pens: it has a wealth of info about the basics of fountain pens, their use and care, and it will help you avoid making some mistakes. A couple of other websites with useful information for newbies include PenChalet, Jetpens and the Goulet Pen Company. Goulet has made quite a few videos available on their website and on YouTube, which are helpful with some procedures related to FP use. There is a series of posts here, called A Newbies Guide to Inks, which is worth reviewing (you’ll find it as the first pinned topic under the Inky Thoughts Subforum). Bear in mind that how your writing appears on the page is a complex interplay of pen, paper, nib, ink, and handwriting, so be patient as you experiment with these variables. Enjoy, and good luck.
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Posted 27 February 2018 - 18:09

Hello and Welcome to FPN Family... hope you enjoy your stay here!



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Posted 06 March 2018 - 17:04

Hullo everyone!

 

  (Are there any phrases in the English language more mellifluous than 'piston-filling fountain pen'?)

 

Being a lover of old technologies, I knit a lot in my spare time, so you can also find me on Ravelry as MrsMakarios.

Welcome, Deborah !  

 

I think not,.  However, "Paulie's Pepperoni Pizza" comes close.

 

I, too, love old technologies.  I love vintage fountain pens.  I shave with a Rolls Razor.  I carry 

(Are you ready ?)  a "flip phone" with no camera.  

 

Ah, the blessings of a "low-tech" lifestyle !


Auf freiem Grund mit freiem Volke stehn. 
Zum Augenblicke dürft ich sagen: 
Verweile doch, du bist so schön ! 






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