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    Some of my old writings .

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    This is a page done to catalogue some of the many dip nibs in my collection. Notice my consistent misspelling of Leonardt.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Cyril View Post
    Some of my old writings .

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    Cyril...awesome, that is so the way to get good. Page after page after page after page....also, it's a next level move switching to oblique holders 👍🏻

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    IMG_5190.jpgSpeaking of superpowers.....we've all seen ...two nibs $7.00. box of 5 $15. 1 nib $ 6.00. etc etc....
    Then ,one day, along comes this ...$AU 43.00 on my desk for the whole lot. !!!!!
    What's a bloke supposed to do. Needless to say, I've stopped looking for dipper nibs 🤣

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    OrnasoNova black acrylic ink

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    Well done, Rob! It didn't take you long to get a workable quill and then refine it to a good writing tool. I've had a couple of tries at making one and the second one would write, at least, but it wasn't very good. I used a small pocket knife at first then I used a scalpel. I think a large part of my problem is the arthritis in my hands and I no longer have the hand strength to cut the feather as I want. Congratulations on what you have achieved.
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    Don't blame your technique, Rob. Blame the goose.

    Typos courtesy of Samsung Auto-Incorrect™
    M: I came here for a good argument.
    A: No you didn't; no, you came here for an argument.
    M: An argument isn't just contradiction.
    A: It can be.
    M: No it can't. An argument is a connected series of statements intended to establish a proposition.
    A: No it isn't.
    M: Yes it is! It's not just contradiction.
    A: Look, if I argue with you, I must take up a contrary position.
    M: Yes, but that's not just saying 'No it isn't.'
    A: Yes it is!
    M: No it isn't!

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    @rob excellent job. I read/saw somewhere that for writing with quills one needs to write on tilted desk....when practicing with a pre-cut quill, it worked quite well. But the amount of ink it put on paper was astounding. I had to put the paper under the fan for it to dry
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    @yazeh, indeed, I noticed straight away that I had to keep the quill much more upright than I’m used to writing, so that would be easier with the surface sloped up to a degree 👍🏻

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    Yep, I used a slanted board to practice. Nevwrtjeless, I am impressed by those who produced those magnificent illumination manuscripts. Though, admittingly they weren't distracted by smartphones and quill forums

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    ………for example, see my avatar !! Not an iPad or phone in sight 🤣

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