Leigh Swain

Leigh Swain

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The Hunt 22B Extra Fine nib can be used on slightly textured paper.  Produces similar results to the Gillott 303 but requires more pressure. Suitable for small to medium x-heights.

The Hunt Extra Fine nib can be used on slightly textured paper. Produces similar results to the Gillott 303 but requires more pressure. Suitable for small to medium x-heights.

This is the first pen I have made which floats in my hand. I believe this pen will be very helpful for the artist with wrist injury. I now have to make for personal use before I let it go.

This is the first pen I have made which floats in my hand. I believe this pen will be very helpful for the artist with wrist injury.

These are the successful cursive pen holders. Two are being used with Mitchell nibs and the other with a felt brush tip. It took over three weeks and many hours to get the flange tilt and angle set up properly for ease of writing cursive letterforms.

These are the successful cursive pen holders. Two are being used with Mitchell nibs and the other with a felt brush tip. It took over three weeks and many hours to get the flange tilt and angle set up properly for ease of writing cursive letterforms.

Cheryl's double sided Purple Heart straight holder. A perfect size at 5" long with 3/8" diameter grip section. Both nib inserts fit into epoxied brass tubes to safeguard wood fibers from moisture  and provide ease of repair should the insert need replacing. The finish is multiple layer of micro polished acrylic buffed with carnauba wax.

Cheryl's double sided Purple Heart straight holder. A perfect size at 5" long with 3/8" diameter grip section. Both nib inserts fit into epoxied brass tubes to safeguard wood fibers from moisture and provide ease of repair should the insert need replacing. The finish is multiple layer of micro polished acrylic buffed with carnauba wax.

Jane's double sided straight oblique practice pen is the Walnut pen on the left side. This pen is intended as a trial pen for Jane to determine if the shape and size are correct.  If an area is too thin electrical tape can be wrapped around the pen to increase  diameter.  If an area is too thick a piece of masking tape can be used as a reference point for diameter reduction prior to milling the real pen.   The next step is to cut the flange slot.

Jane's double sided straight oblique practice pen is the Walnut pen on the left side. This pen is intended as a trial pen for Jane to determine if the shape and size are correct. If an area is too thin electrical tape can be wrapped around the pen to increase diameter. If an area is too thick a piece of masking tape can be used as a reference point for diameter reduction prior to milling the real pen. The next step is to cut the flange slot.

The design has changed with my cursive pen. I have drilled the nib insert at an angle in the pen body. The minimal  offset of the nib angle works beautifully when manipulation the pen stroke.

The design has changed with my cursive pen. I have drilled the nib insert at an angle in the pen body. The minimal offset of the nib angle works beautifully when manipulation the pen stroke.

▶ Michael Sull: Spencerian Script and Ornamental Penmanship II - YouTube

Michael Sull: Spencerian Script and Ornamental Penmanship II