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#1 dkreider

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Posted 21 July 2019 - 17:48

I have made a handful of posts on FPN, however I didn't notice the "introductions" category until now. 

 

I grew up in Rochester, NY, and moved to Buffalo once I started working here as an RN. At 28 years of age, I am currently entering my second year of medical school (Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences), and my study methods revolve around using the fountain pen. My first experience with a fountain pen was 10 years ago, with a Sheaffer Viewpoint Calligraphy pen. I have been seriously using fountain pens for three years, beginning with a Lamy Al-Star (Charged Green, EF), a Pilot Metropolitan (black, F), and a Pilot Varsity (M). 

As of this moment, my favorite pens include:

1. Lamy 2000 (F)

2. Pilot Falcon (resin, F)

3. Sheaffer TD with Triumph nib (F)

4. Parker "Big Red" (M)

5. Noodler's Ahab "frankenpen" modified to use a Zebra/Nikko G nib

 

I derive a lot of enjoyment out of restoring vintage pens, especially if it's something very old, or with a great design. Some of my favorite projects: 1903 Conklin Crescent, any Sheaffer Snorkel, and a couple of Parker 51's. 

 

These interests have led me to calligraphy, and I currently practice Copperplate, Chancery Cursive, and Spencerian. 

I have found these skills to be incredibly useful in writing letters (networking, thank-you notes following interviews, letters of interest, etc.). 

I doubt any of this is useful to you as you read this, but maybe it will be interesting regardless. Thanks, it's great to be here.



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Posted 21 July 2019 - 18:57

Hello and welcome to FPN.


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#3 tbickiii

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Posted 22 July 2019 - 00:53

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


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#4 Bisquitlips

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Posted 22 July 2019 - 01:43

Welcome!!!

 

Glad you are among us!  :D

 

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Posted 22 July 2019 - 04:05

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


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#6 Henricum_Tropen

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Posted 22 July 2019 - 09:27

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


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#7 jar

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Posted 22 July 2019 - 12:44

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#8 SwipedFromTruman

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Posted 22 July 2019 - 13:15

Good morning from St Louis, MO.


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#9 dkreider

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Posted 22 July 2019 - 19:28

Thanks for the responses, it's amazing to see members from all over the world. It's been many years since I have joined a forum, maybe I will stick around ;)



#10 kestrel

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Posted 23 July 2019 - 01:38

Welcome to FPN from a former western New Yorker who now hunts the elusive wild pen in Florida.  Enjoy your time here.  International (and very friendly) membership, many dedicated enablers, and a living encyclopedia of most things fountain pen make this forum special.


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#11 pen lady

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Posted 23 July 2019 - 12:21

Hello there from just over the border, I'm writing from the Toronto area, welcome to FPN. And while you're here, do you know about Scriptus, the Toronto Pen Show?  Last Sunday in October, Toronto Reference Library.  Come on up! Your dollar will go further too.



#12 dkreider

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Posted 23 July 2019 - 21:02

Hello there from just over the border, I'm writing from the Toronto area, welcome to FPN. And while you're here, do you know about Scriptus, the Toronto Pen Show?  Last Sunday in October, Toronto Reference Library.  Come on up! Your dollar will go further too.

We are neighbors! I have heard of Scriptus, I hope to go.



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Posted 23 July 2019 - 21:18

Hey! Fellow Buffalonian here (albeit an expat. I grew up in Riverside before all the retail on Tonawanda Street disappeared). Can't wait to get back and see the now completed Darwin Martin House and how Canalside is developing.

The pen show in Toronto is tempting!

#14 pen lady

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Posted 24 July 2019 - 00:00

Oh Guys, you should come to Scriptus.  It's one day, but so much to see. Plus, as I said, with the exchange rate the way it is, your dollars will go much further up on this side of the border.  I'm not sure how many vendors are set up to to take US currency or credit cards, so if you do come, better have Canadian dollars though.  I have a table (there's a surprise), hope to see you.



#15 OCArt

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Posted 24 July 2019 - 19:53

Hello and welcome to this friendly corner of the universe from a fountain pen user in San Diego. There is such a wealth of information waiting for you to discover on this site. Write On!



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Posted 25 July 2019 - 16:37

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#17 dkreider

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Posted 25 July 2019 - 18:14

Oh Guys, you should come to Scriptus.  It's one day, but so much to see. Plus, as I said, with the exchange rate the way it is, your dollars will go much further up on this side of the border.  I'm not sure how many vendors are set up to to take US currency or credit cards, so if you do come, better have Canadian dollars though.  I have a table (there's a surprise), hope to see you.

Might just need to get my passport renewed :)








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