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  1. I've wanted an antique writing slope since I first got into fountain pens but always talked myself out of getting one because of the price, but with a big birthday coming up I decided to treat myself. After looking at dozens I found myself coming back to this one again and again so decided to take a chance on it. It arrived last night and I couldn't be happier and had to share it with the community that has helped fuel my addiction for all these years It's from the late 1800's and has Tunbridge style wooden inlay on the top and front, the skiver leather is new so should last me many years, it has 3 hidden drawers which I already love playing with, 2 period inkwell were included with it as well as an old feather that has a biro in it but looks good purely as decoration. I can't believe the condition it's in being so old and it has only one or two little things I plan to do to it to hopefully keep it going for another 100 years. [IMG]https://imgur.com/anycZ1W[/img] [IMG]https://imgur.com/bdDgrQa[/img] I was also hoping someone here might be able to help with how to polish it, I'm assuming given its age it has a shellac finish so I'm guessing beeswax polish it probably best but was wondering about using Renaissance wax? The other question is about the locks on these boxes, the one in mine does work but the key is a replacement and I'm considering taking the lock out and making a key that fits better so any tips anyone has would be gratefully received. If anyone has any questions I'm happy to answer them
  2. Ok let's admit it, most of us who frequent this prat of the forum are stationary junkies. Now no excuse and need no explanation either. And let's also admit we like to tinker around with all of them ... some do their own pen case, , some do their own notebook etc etc .. so what's your planned hack / DIY / project for 2020 ??? Well for me, its going to be a months if not year long project .. I just about give up on trying to find a decent priced todays production of a traveling writing slope ; they can be had but usually only as custom order and let say luxurious price .. so I figure forge it I am going to hack my own .. no I am not that good at carpentry to go do it all but I figure I would hack an artist / painters traveling case type easel to made one .. just order one and then some raw material for the writing surface .. shall see how it goes Do you had a stationary project you aim to do this year and let's talk about it
  3. Hi, I recently brought a Victorian writing slope, in quite good condition. It is made of mahogany, and although quite plain did come with all but the lid over the pen tray. It even included the key! I have a question about the wood. The condition of the outside is very good but on closer inspection I can see evidence of shrinkage and minor splitting in the inside of the box - suggesting that the wood has dried out. Ah the problems of modern central heating. My question is should I treat the wood in some way, and what should I use?
  4. archi77

    Writing Slope

    Quick question... does anyone advocate using a writing slope anymore? Is it practical? I found someone that sells restored antique writing slopes, for what "seems" a decent price (to me anyways, but I'm not an expert...) but just curious if it's worth it?? It's not chump change, so I don't want to spend the money only to find out nobody uses them anymore...? (Also - side question - is there a search function within these forums? I spent 5 minutes looking for one, but my lunch hour is almost over, so couldn't wait any longer... sorry if this question is a repeat topic or something!)
  5. Just wanted to share my new toy.
  6. Putnams Writing Slope I enjoy writing at my computer desk, which is very spacious, but I find myself feeling uncomfortable after a while. In a bid to rectify this issue I went in search of a writing slope and discovered an excellent one: the Putnams Writing Slope Here’s a few key features:- Real wood with a black leather inlayThe inner section of the slope is magnetic – magnets are provided to firmly hold paper in placeIt is a large size (see pictures) A4 notebooks open with plenty of surplus spaceBest of all, the slope can be angled to 5 different heights The slope is very comfortable to use and is excellent for calligraphy and general writing. It’s also useful for drawing and reading. Overall, I can highly recommend. Here’s a few pics (inc. one off Amazon’s website):-





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