Posted in Inks, Misc

Inked Pens for April

I am experimenting on YouTube. This is my second video. It should be a big improvement over the last video as I actually did some editing of the video before posting. :p In the video, you will see the 12 pens I have inked, as of yesterday. Yes, 12. My autocorrect is even questioning the reference to 12 pens inked! So, here is the video link:

You will see a few pens I have not mentioned before. If you follow me on Instagram you probably have seen some of them already.

Below is a scan of the writing sample created with each pen. The paper is from a Muji notebook (A5) that Jose N. gave me a while back. It’s actually really good for fountain pens.

inked 4 3 2017

 

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5 Things To Do When Shipping A Fountain Pen

5 Things To Do Before Shipping A Fountain Pen
5 Things To Do When Shipping A Fountain Pen. Drawing by reka24_ on Instagram. Photo by joka29_ Used with permission.

So, you have come to the point in your fountain pen journey where it is time to start selling or giving away some of your pens. Maybe the nib was not the right softness or it was too broad. Maybe the color was not what you expected. Maybe it just turned out the section is too thin for your hand. Maybe you are not selling or giving away a pen but sending it off to be worked on by a nib meister. You can try selling or giving away your unused pens on the internet. Whether it be on eBay, Etsy, a fountain pen forum or social media, there are a few things you need to do to become a trusted seller/giver and shipper. Continue reading “5 Things To Do When Shipping A Fountain Pen”

Posted in Fountain Pen Review

DIY: Automatic Closet Light

Our walk in closet lighting has been a problem for a few years. You see, the single bulb light is a pull chain type fixture. There is no switch on the wall to control it. Those fixtures are rather cheap. I have replaced the pull chain several times and I am not sure what it is but they don’t seem to last very long. I was fed up having to replace the pull switch and I was determined to add a wall switch to the light fixture to lessen the hassle of replacing the pull chain switch every year. While at the hardware store I passed by the outdoor lighting section and a light literally turned on above my head. That’s when it hit me. Continue reading “DIY: Automatic Closet Light”