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    Default Writing Slope / Box Eye Candy

    And if you have a lot of money, they could be more than just nice to look at, but no matter - fun to browse!

    Online site with a big bunch of beautiful writing slopes and writing boxes.

    Example:

    "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."

    ~ Benjamin Franklin

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    Default Re: Writing Slope / Box Eye Candy

    The example pictured above is beautiful. If it were not for my age-imposed effort to not acquire more 'things', I would definitely want one.

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    Default Re: Writing Slope / Box Eye Candy

    An Observation: The pin locking system to secure the side drawer is ingenious, especially since attempting to carry it by the handle would be instinctive.

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    Default Re: Writing Slope / Box Eye Candy

    Quote Originally Posted by An old bloke View Post
    An Observation: The pin locking system to secure the side drawer is ingenious, especially since attempting to carry it by the handle would be instinctive.
    Yep. I only just saw this site referenced on Facebook and haven't had a lot of time to look at all the examples, but saw enough, with details like the above you've pointed out, that I'll enjoy later tonight. There are objects, and then there are objects that are designed and crafted with thought and care. These are the latter, I think.
    "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."

    ~ Benjamin Franklin

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    Default Re: Writing Slope / Box Eye Candy

    I read somewhere that the slant on these desks is perfect if you write/practice with a quill. SO as an experiment, I made a poor man's version, which was basically a board on top a chair angled on my desk. It worked fine

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    Default Re: Writing Slope / Box Eye Candy

    I used to enjoy slanted school desks, and I am also thinking of making a “poor man’s” slanted surface to see if the allure still holds. Perhaps a 12x12 inch board with a 1-2 inch riser at the far end, crafted to gauge the incline angle and comfort on a desktop.

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    Default Re: Writing Slope / Box Eye Candy

    I only just spotted this thread and reading it reminded me of the writing slope that appeared on BBC TV's The Repair Shop.

    The man who featured in the show found this writing slope in the back of his sister's loft in 2006 after she died and inside was an adoption document that revealed to him that the woman he had always believed to be his sister had been his mother and the couple he had believed to be his parents had been his grandparents. Everyone in the barn was in tears at the end when the sad old box was beautifully restored.

    Before: Screen Shot 2021-07-11 at 09.26.16.png

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    Regards, Chrissy | My Blog: inkyfountainpens

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    Default Re: Writing Slope / Box Eye Candy

    I remember that episode. Great work was done on the slope.

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