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    Default Rocker blotters

    Quote Originally Posted by Chrissy View Post
    I want a rocker blotter and have been looking at some but haven't bought one yet
    I used to collect rocker blotters, but like pens, I've pared down the collection.

    There is a company that makes new wooden rocker blotters, but they are small and the bottom surface is too convex and short for anything more than a short signature. I've found that antiques are better sized for real use. I suggest a minimum bottom blotting surface of 2x6in/5x15cm. Another aspect that is often overlooked is how it fits in the hand. Little knobs are uncomfortable. My favorite rocker blotter that stays on my desk has a round wooden knob that's 1 1/2inches across.

    Good traveler - comes apart to be flat, but knob too small for regular use.

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    Cool set from Sheaffer. Nice heft and knob size.

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    My personal favorite. Not fancy but comfortable to grasp and rock. Not too heavy.

    IMG_0885.jpeg

    I saw this antique German BIG rocker blotter in a flea market and was tempted, but as practical as it might be for dealing with major blotting tasks, it was too industrial looking for me. Nice knob, though.

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    https://fpgeeks.com/forum/showthread...er-blotter-set
    Last edited by FredRydr; December 1st, 2020 at 01:47 PM.

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    Default Re: Rocker blotters

    I thank you for the minimum acceptable dimensions you gave. These should be ISO standards. Do you use J. Herbin paper refills?
    Last edited by Inkflow; March 10th, 2021 at 11:56 PM.

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    Default Rocker blotters

    Quote Originally Posted by Inkflow View Post
    I thank you for the dimensions you gave for the minimum acceptable dimensions. These should be ISO standards. Do you use J. Herbin paper refills?
    No. I use old desk blotter paper or old photographic print-drying paper cut to size. New blotter paper isnít very absorbent.

    For more detail on best blotting paper and cushioning it on a rocker with felt, see: https://fpgeeks.com/forum/showthread...ocker-blotters
    Last edited by FredRydr; March 2nd, 2021 at 06:58 PM.

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    Default Re: Rocker blotters

    I need to get a rocker blotter but Sam is totally out of them.

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    Default Re: Rocker blotters

    Quote Originally Posted by jar View Post
    I need to get a rocker blotter but Sam is totally out of them.
    Well, if youíre saying what I think youíre saying, it would be a case of blotters, not just one!

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    Default Re: Rocker blotters

    [QUOTE=FredRydr;310070]
    Quote Originally Posted by Chrissy View Post

    My personal favorite. Not fancy but comfortable to grasp and rock. Not too heavy.

    IMG_0885.jpeg



    https://fpgeeks.com/forum/showthread...er-blotter-set
    Fred, the Edelweiss carving could be German, or even Swiss.
    C.

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    Default Re: Rocker blotters

    Quote Originally Posted by christof View Post
    Fred, the Edelweiss carving could be German, or even Swiss.
    C.
    A Swiss connection! Stands to reason with my Swiss surname.

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    Default Re: Rocker blotters

    Fred, rocking blotters are too cutting edge, you should use pounce powders.

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    Default Re: Rocker blotters

    Quote Originally Posted by penwash View Post
    Fred, rocking blotters are too cutting edge, you should use pounce powders.
    Aaaa...choo!!

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