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    INFO! RUDY VEY GROUP BUY! Sold Out!!!!!

    Scott, this came at a great time! I really need another brush! :lol: :a13: Green Shavemac D0-1
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    What's in your pocket today?

    Sheaffer Imperial. Sterling silver. M nib with Akkerman Blue.
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    Noob Esterbrook J repair gone wrong - anyone got a spare section?

    Sorry I can't help you with parts. I try to avoid section pliers if at all possible. I have spent days and days working on getting the section and barrel separated. Soak, soak, and soak some more. Use heat, gently. I use an old hair dryer, and even then it is possible to get it heated to...
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    World Beard and Moustache Championships

    It is definitely on my list of retirement activities!It looks like a lot of fun. Of course, part of the fun is picking out a personna and coming up with a costume to match. Auckland would be incredible!
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    My Guess... 3017

    Still working on the Bayolea. The ring was getting harder and harder to load, so I grated the last 30 grams into a tub. Easier to lead and much better results with it. I'm guessing I'll get thru June with this.
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    Scheaffer Snorkel

    All of this talk of Snorels "forced* me to pull out mine and ink it up. It's an open nib marked M3. Not flex, but gives just enough to not qualify as a nail. I pulled out my Dad's Triumph nib Touchdown, and a couple of Snorkel Triumph nibs that need restoration, and none of them have any...
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    What's in your pocket today?

    Inked up a Cross Bailey. Found some boxes of Levenger ink that have been squirreled away for years! Had just enough Skies of Blue to refill the Cross cartridge.
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    Scheaffer Snorkel

    For some reason I was always under the impression that the design of the conical Triumph nib didn't allow for much, if any flex.
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    The Converter is Empty

    Parson's Essential, M cursive italic, Noodler's Zhivago ran dry. Flushed and put away.
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    Badger & Blade Weight Loss Thread

    I'm down 25 lbs since Jan 1. No specific goal in mind, but to continue eating better and making exercise a part of my daily routine. I have found over the years that, for me, any weight loss program/diet/eating plan is ultimately doomed to failure if I tell myself I can't have something. I...
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    What's in your pocket today?

    Doug, I have no idea about whether the top is supposed to be like that, but it doesn't appear that anything is missing, and the celluloid is in better shape there than the barrel. I thought it might be their version of a phone dialer, but I have no real idea. I got several Tier 3 pens to...
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    What's in your pocket today?

    Inked up another recent rehab. Wallace. Nice celluloid lever filler. Wet M nib that I smoothed a bit. Found a bottle of Levenger Cobalt Blue that I haven't used for over 10 years!
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    Scheaffer Snorkel

    Scott, Have you done any before? I just tackled my first Touchdown, but haven't tried the snorkel yet. Took me forever to get the O ring in and out on one, and the other took about 2 minutes.
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    The Converter is Empty

    Blue Parker Vacumatic ran dry. Flushed and put away. Have a various other pens inked, so I'll run them dry before I decide.
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    My first working vintage pen! - 1935 Parker Duofold Junior

    The Esties tend to be the entrance to the rabbit hole for a lot of us. Getting them apart is sometimes the hardest part of it. You nee little shellac to seal the sac to the section. Readily available at many online places that cater to vintage pen repair. Also look down inside and make sure...