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Hi, I'm new here.  A little about me...

 

I am new, and not new, to fountain pens.  I am an avid enthusiast of all writing instruments and stationery.  I have enjoyed using fountain pens (and many other writing instruments) for the better part of 60 years, but never really gotten seriously "into" them in a more serious way (until now).  My profession is Engineering (Aviation Electronic Systems Engineering to be specific), and I am also an old-school professional Draftsman from back when they did that sort of thing (around the time when the wheel was still a prototype).  My love of all things writing instruments began at a very young age (which likely led to my early career in Drafting / Technical Drawing and later Engineering).  Along the way I've always loved fountain pens and, while I would categorize myself as an advanced/expert level with Drafting related drawing tools, I would consider myself a rank amateur when it comes to fountain pens.  (For example - just the other day I changed my first nib, somewhat successfully).  Hence my desire to learn more, and my joining FPN.

 

I collect writing instruments as a hobby, and I have a small assortment of fountain pens, but certainly nothing exotic.  I do have a fairly extensive collection of pencils and drafting tools, and even a number of "inking" tools which unfortunately bear little resemblance to a fountain pen (more akin to tweezers).  But I digress.  I would very much like to learn more about the world of fountain pens both from a historical perspective as well as a technical one.  I do have a fair bit of background in the history and evolution of writing instruments in general throughout history (which is an immensely interesting subject, to me anyway), and I look forward to being able to share any knowledge I may have which is of interest to others.  More importantly though, I look forward to learning more about fountain pens in particular from the many knowledgeable members here!

 

I've probably rambled on more than enough for now.

 

Glad to be here, and look forward to learning more.  Best.

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@LizEF Thanks!  Glad to be here.

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Hello and welcome to FPN.

Recite, and your Lord is the most Generous  Who taught by the pen

Taught man that which he knew not (96/3-5)

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"Crafting a novel on cotton rag paper with an antique fountain pen is a sensuously rebellious act against modernity." – Khang Kijarro Nguyen

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@mallymal1 Many thanks!  I'm really looking forward to learning here!  Just in the short time I've been here and looking around it is quite evident there is an incredible wealth of knowledge on FPN.

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Hello from an old retired Engineer and Welcome to FPN!! So glad to have you as a member!!

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Against all odds honey, we're the big door prize

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@FlyingClay welcome to FPN, looking forward to learn from you. The only thing I know about fountain pens is the joy of writing with them. 

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@Chasing Thank you.  Not sure how much learning you'll be doing from me on the subject of fountain pens, because I'm really the one in need of learning here.  However, I'm glad to share any information I may have on technical drawing / drafting instruments (though kind of off-topic on FPN I would think).

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@PAKMAN Thanks! 

Getting near retirement myself.  Couple more years to go.  I definitely feel like I fit into the "old" prefix sometimes though!  😀

 

We run a cattle ranch also which, between that and work, is an express ticket to the 'old & tired' classification.  (Long story there, but for another day).

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@Wahl Thanks!

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@OCArt Thanks! 

Just finished up a big project at SAN.  Loved the weather.

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@brokenclay and @webgeckos are in Colorado too.

 

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Fountain pens are my preferred COLOR DELIVERY SYSTEM (in part because crayons melt in Las Vegas).

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Hello and welcome! :)

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