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About cranialstorage

A semi-luddite working in the IT field. A collector and user of fountain pens and related desk/stationery items, old woodworking tools, and photography. A lover of books.

Next Meeting: Monday, January 9th 2017

Meeting dates have been updated for 2017. (They can be found by clicking the “Meeting” page link at the top.)   Our next meeting is coming up on Monday January the 9th, at Murray’s home, from 7-9pm.   Our main … Continue reading

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Dutch Masters – Limited color collection

Akkerman has released a new line of inks – the Dutch Masters. Akkerman The Hague presents a brand new ink collection, dedicated to the great Dutch Masters. We have twelve characteristic colours available, each of which is inspired by paintings … Continue reading

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Upcoming Meeting – Monday November 14th

We meet on the second Monday of each month, unless that date falls on a holiday. Farragut could see the ships pulling back from his high perch, where he was lashed to the rigging of his flagship, USS Hartford. “What’s … Continue reading

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Fountain Pens – 101

Massdrop has recently begun to post a nice series of introductory Fountain Pen Articles, I thought I would link them here. Massdrop 101: Intro to Fountain Pens Massdrop 101: Intro to Nibs Massdrop 101: Getting Started With Fountain Pens (The articles … Continue reading

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Next Meeting: Monday August 8th

Just a reminder our next meeting will be Monday August 8th, 2016 at Murray’s house from 7-9pm. Our topic this month is celluloid pens – bring your favourite celluloid pens, whether they are workhorse Parker vacumatics or rare Tibaldi treasures. … Continue reading

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Next Meeting Monday February 8th – Nib spa!

Our next meeting is coming up this Monday, February 8th, and we’ll be having a ‘Nib Spa’!  Have a problem nib?  Bring it along!  Our host has a compound microscope that will be available to get a detailed look at … Continue reading

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Pardon Our Dust

We are currently making some changes, so please pardon our mess while it is in progress. At some point in time, during an update of the pen database – a number of links stopped working.  We are making changes to … Continue reading

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