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post #12 of (permalink) Old 04-22-2019, 11:14 PM Thread Starter
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Originally Posted by SLSS View Post
Also, writing on the blank- sand it very lightly with fine sandpaper, just to give it a little tooth. Try an old fashioned dip pen and an opaque ink. If you get new nibs for the dip pen, stab them into a citrus fruit for a few minutes to remove the oil on them, and the ink will flow better.

Practice on paper to get a feel for it. Contact will make the ink flow. Pressure will expand the nib and give you a fatter line.

Ah yes, I saw a picture of a Winston rod being written on with a dip pen. I should've remembered. Thanks for the reminder and for the pointers.

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