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    Default Nib Repair Tools

    So many pens arrive for repair with damaged nibs. For years I persevered with make-do nib-straightening arrangements but a couple of years ago I bit the bullet and bought Laurence Oldfield's (Penpractice) set of nib repair tools.



    They have made my life a lot easier. They're not cheap - handmade tools never are but they have paid for themselves. They are a joy to look at as well, beautifully designed and executed.
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    Default Re: Nib Repair Tools

    where did you get these

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    Default Re: Nib Repair Tools

    Quote Originally Posted by Lunaelsol View Post
    where did you get these
    Try looking here: http://www.penpractice.com

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    Default Re: Nib Repair Tools

    They look like a great set of nib tools, but are too expensive for me: a complete beginner at any sort of nib work who only tinkers a bit.

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    Default Re: Nib Repair Tools

    It is probably impolitic of me to ogle a woman's burnishing tools. Nonetheless...
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    Default Re: Nib Repair Tools

    Quote Originally Posted by Jon Szanto View Post
    It is probably impolitic of me to ogle a woman's burnishing tools. Nonetheless...
    Steady, Jon! They are pretty sexy, I must admit. As well as their practicality which I depend on, they are just nice-looking little pieces of sculpture.
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    Default Re: Nib Repair Tools

    Wow, Deb. Thank you again for a very informative post.

    I have read the book, but I had no idea about the tools on penpractice.com, and you're right, the tools themselves are neat metal sculptures. I am in awe of the inner-cap puller design.
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    Quote Originally Posted by penwash View Post
    Wow, Deb. Thank you again for a very informative post.

    I have read the book, but I had no idea about the tools on penpractice.com, and you're right, the tools themselves are neat metal sculptures. I am in awe of the inner-cap puller design.
    The inner cap puller is a clever tool. I had one for a while but as I didn't have as much use for it as I had expected I sold it on.
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    Default Re: Nib Repair Tools

    Interesting tools - looks like you're doing more advanced nib-work than me, but thanks for sharing the pic -- maybe someday I'll need those

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    Default Re: Nib Repair Tools

    There came a point where I was doing more nib work and needed better tools.
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