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Old 12-23-2016, 03:34 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Hello from Toronto

Hi all,

My name is Salman Khattak and I live in Toronto, Ontario. I joined this forum quite a while ago but I never did more than just read about all the awesome work everyone is doing.

I have recently developed a rather persistent desire to start carving/turning fountain pens and figured this would be the best place to get started down this rabbit hole.

I am looking for typical starter advice about tools (lathe, chisels, taps/dies etc.) which I am sure has been asked a million times before. I will be poring over the articles in the library and whatever else I can find :-)

Oh - and I also do some woodcarving (mainly Calligraphy holders) as well as practice and teach Calligraphy.

Looking forward to soaking up as much information as possible from all the generous members here.

- Salman
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Old 12-23-2016, 03:40 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Welcome from Mississippi, Salman....
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Old 12-23-2016, 06:03 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Welcome to IAP, Salman !!!!

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Old 12-23-2016, 09:52 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Welcome Salman.
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Old 12-24-2016, 07:11 AM   #7 (permalink)
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Hi Salman. It was great meeting you at Scriptus this year.

It's good to see you testing your skills on fountain pens. After seeing your hand carved holders, I can't wait to see what you do with a fountain pen.
Timber Elegance ~ Handcrafted Writing Instruments
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Old 12-24-2016, 11:28 AM   #8 (permalink)
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Thank you for the warm welcome all.

Darrin - how cool to see you here. Thank you for the kind words. I must admit the ideas I have for fountain pens are rather ambitious but I think I better start with the basics first before I myself into too much trouble :-)

- Salman
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Old 12-24-2016, 01:16 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Welcome from western NY State!
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Old 12-25-2016, 10:43 AM   #10 (permalink)
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Welcome Salman, from Sydney Australia.
Turn that special piece of Timber you have been keeping.
Enjoy it for its true beauty.
Why leave it for others to enjoy without you?

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