Thursday, October 23, 2008

a tip from the Bellingham trip

I'm sure more will be said about our Bellingham trip to meet members of the Seattle Pen Club, but I just wanted to pass along this tip, given me by Arvin Chaikin. I had a Parker Vector with me, suffering from a tight nib: the ink wouldn't flow evenly, and kept drying. Arvin said try this: using a thumbnail pressed against the nib from the back, flex first one side upwards, then the other side. Push it straight up from the plastic portion of the ink regulator in the direction shown by the arrow - very gently. This increases the gap between the nib and regulator, and also very slightly spreads the two sides of the nib. Just do it a tiny bit, try the pen, and repeat if necessary. Twice was enough on my pen, and now it writes perfectly. Thanks Arvin!

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Who's Going to Bellingham?

At least two members of the VPC are planning a trip to Bellingham Saturday the 18th of October to attend the Bellingham meeting of the Seattle Pen Club. If you are interested in going down, please contact Tim Conklin at

The meeting will start around 10:00 and will meet at the public market in downtown Bellingham.

VPC Announces October Meeting

Our next meeting will take place as follows:

Date: Thursday 16 October 2008
Time: 6:00 for meet & greet or 6:30 for meeting start
Location: Perks Pens on Cambie Street @ 42nd Ave across from Oakridge Mall
Theme: Non-fp writing instruments -- bring writing instruments that are not fountain pens

Hope to see you there! -- Tim

Just found these photos (taken by Richard) from our October 2008 VPC meeting and thought I'd post them here

(from L to R: Amanda, Brian, Maja, Dave M.)

(from L to R: Tim, Brian, Amanda)

(from L to R: Mike, Graham, Dave M.)

Vancouver Pen Club Meets at Perks on Cambie.

Here's a recent photo from our September meeting.