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  1. MercianScribe

    Nib Burnishing Equipment

    Hello all, Since I'm careful, haven't messed up any repairs yet (touch wood!), have a steady pair of hands and a few slightly shonky spare nibs of dubious providence, I'd like to get into burnishing/straightening. 1. Pentooling (I think it was - I have a link somewhere) does a burnishing set of one burnisher and one convex taper in a nice wooden block, and another with a convex surface too, both at reasonable prices but I fear the shipping would be horrible. Does anyone know of any other options from other pen sites? 2. Would it be possible to make a set, and if so using what? I have had polished agate and aluminium suggested to me by a restorer, and I was wondering about a tapered acrylic rod. Does anyone have recommendations/cautions about materials, advice about shaping the equipment (degree of taper etc)? 3. Does anyone have any advice as to technique? Thanks as always!
  2. Hi Everyone.... I wanted to share this with you. I recently found this unique diploma / document. It was among a bunch of military documents. See attached photo of "W.A. Sheaffer Pen Company, Fort Madison, Iowa; This is to certify that John R. Hynes has successfully completed the factory course in fountain pen and writing equipment service and salesmanship as outlined by the officers and executives of the Company. For Madison, Iowa, this 11th day of Nov. 1947. Gold seal with ribbons and signed by Sheaffer, president.
  3. Hi, I'm going to start my first forays into ink mixing but I'm not sure what equipment I'll need. I already have two large ink syringes for measurements and imagine that I'll need vials into which I put the mixes. Where can I get the vials from? I've tried fleabay, but don't think I'm using the correct search terms because nothing suitable comes up. How do you test the mixes? Do you use dip pens, reserve a cheap fountain pen or just do a swab? I would imagine that putting the ink into a fountain pen would be the only true test? Or am I being naive? I'm surprised there isn't a pinned thread on this subject - if there is, apologies, I couldn't find it. Any help which you could give a mixing newbie would be most welcome. Thanks Catherine

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