Pens on the Go

Talking about pens on the way to work

PotG 013 - The Missing Ink

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In this episode, I discuss a book, The Missing Ink: The Lost Art of Handwriting, by Philip Hensher.  The book is a look at the history of handwriting and how it has evolved and also includes anecdotal information on handwriting from folks that actually write (or wrote) by hand.  The book is fun to read and informative and was just what I was looking for when I wanted a better understanding of how handwriting evolved from Spencerian cursive to modern cursive.  The short answer.. it's a long loopy path.

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PotG 012 - Trying Out Pens

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In this episode I talk about how hard it can be to buy a pen without trying it out.

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PotG 011 - Albert’s Almanac

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This episode I muse on how to keep a giant almanac like Anorak's Almanac from Ready Player One.

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PotG 010 - My Pen Habits

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In this episode, I talk about some of my pen habits.  How I use them.  How I care for them.

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PotG 009 - Make a Notebook Cover

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This episode is for the crafters!  In it, I will explain how to make a leather notebook cover for your Field Notes notebooks.  You'll need the following supplies...

Components

  • 1 8.5x11 sheet of leather.  You'll want a firm piece of leather, not some floppsy leather that won't hold it's shape.
  • elastic cord ($5.99)
  • a charm ($1.99-$5..99)  Something decorative so you can always easily find which side is the front
  • Foldover crimps or something to tie the ends of the cord together.  This is optional if you can tie a good knot. ($2.99)

Tools

  • 1 hole punch ($8.99) or an awl or something to poke holes with.

 

Story Supply Co. also makes and sells some very nice covers.  If you don't want to make your own, you can get them for about $35.00.

 

Here's a couple bad pictures of mine...

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PotG 008 - Ramblin

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This episode was recorded a week ago.  In it, I kinda just ramble about how I like to use my pens and ink.  I may never finish up all that ink :(

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PotG 007 - Levenger True Writer

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This episiode I talk about my new fascination with the Levenger True Writer.

 

True History @ Levenger.com

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PotG 006 - Ink Saturation

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In this episode I talk about ink saturation... or how much in on the market is too much ink.  Also, I think the audio quality is "better" than the last few episodes.  I did some adjustments on the post processing that made it clear but also a bit more tinny.

 

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PotG 005 - Vacation Means Another Broken Pen

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Vacation was great but I broke my Lamy Safari.  I'm back and have inked up a few pens to store in my Galen leather case.

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PotG 004 - Vacation

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Going to the beach for a week.  How do I pack?

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PotG 003 - Triangle Pen Show

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Last weekend we took a four hour drive up to the Triangle Pen Show.  Here are my thoughts.

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PotG 002 Broken pens

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I decided to revisit my broken pens.  This is a quick review of how they died.

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PotG 001 Intro

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Welcome to the first episode of Pens on the Go.  This is a show in which I will talk about my fountain pen interests while commuting to work.  Unfortunately, because I'm talking while driving, the audio quality is not very good.  Hopefully I can make that better.

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