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    A few weeks ago I found a brass fly from my mother's home that I'd had for years. Raise the wing and it's hollow. I was told these things were used to keep salt on the table.

    I glued a small piece of shelf lining to the wing above the hinge to protect the pen and keep it from slipping, added a little roll of paper towel, and now I have a pen rest and blotter.

    I love making one thing into another.Brass Fly pen rest ol.jpgFly pen rest 2 ol.jpgfly pen rest 3 ol.jpg

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    Great idea.
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    I'm sorry, what were you saying? I was completely distracted by the rocker blotter!
    "When Men differ in Opinion, both Sides ought equally to have the Advantage of being heard by the Publick;
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    Default Re: Pen Rest

    Bought that rocker blotter about 15 years ago from Sam at Pendemonium. Someone did a good job with marbled paints in water (at least that what I think it is).

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    Default Re: Pen Rest

    How fun! I like the rocking blotter too.
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    Marvellous!
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    Quote Originally Posted by sgphoto View Post
    Bought that rocker blotter about 15 years ago from Sam at Pendemonium.
    How about that: the one I have is from them, as well.
    "When Men differ in Opinion, both Sides ought equally to have the Advantage of being heard by the Publick;
    and that when Truth and Error have fair Play, the former is always an overmatch for the latter."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jon Szanto View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by sgphoto View Post
    Bought that rocker blotter about 15 years ago from Sam at Pendemonium.
    How about that: the one I have is from them, as well.
    Sam and Frank always have interesting items and what I consider fair prices. It's the only place I can get Noodler Legal Lapis which I've been using for 15 years. They're knowledgable and happy to help whether you're new to pens or an old hat.

    On top of that, I think they're very decent and good people. I always steer people to them just for the good vibes they put out.

    Cheers, Jon.

    Sg

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    Quote Originally Posted by sgphoto View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Jon Szanto View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by sgphoto View Post
    Bought that rocker blotter about 15 years ago from Sam at Pendemonium.
    How about that: the one I have is from them, as well.
    Sam and Frank always have interesting items and what I consider fair prices. It's the only place I can get Noodler Legal Lapis which I've been using for 15 years. They're knowledgable and happy to help whether you're new to pens or an old hat.

    On top of that, I think they're very decent and good people. I always steer people to them just for the good vibes they put out.

    Cheers, Jon.

    Sg
    I second that!!!
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