Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Jetpens Contest

I was a little bummed because I left all of the Halloween candy that I stole from my 3 year old at home, but that's ok because THIS IS AWESOME!!!!

Jetpens' AWESOMER than AWESOMENESS AWESOME Giveaway

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Thankful

Next week I start a new chapter in my life with a new job. I have made many friends at my present job and a few of them took time out of their busy day to spend time with me before I left. It really meant a lot to me. They got together and got me a very nice present to thank me for my service. Though, I do love the present it is their friendship that I will cherish the most. Nr

From Drop Box


Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Consolidation

I wanted to do a quick post about what I am doing with my notebooks. As some of you may know, I carry a pocket notebook with me just about everywhere I go for notes. I've tried Moleskine Volants and Cashiers, Mead pocket notebooks, Field Notes and Clairfontaine staplebound notebooks. I have found the Clairefontaine to hold up best in a back pocket. Like many of you, I am constantly searching for a perfect setup so I try out many items. I've gone through several Field Notes and Clairefontaine notebooks and I needed to consolidate many of my notes. Recently, I've been carrying a Rhodia Reverse Book in my pack and decided it would be a good place to move my "pocket notes" to. I've loaded my Lamy Safari with J. Herbin Lie de The and I have been carrying it everyday, so I used it for the consolidation. Life is wild at the moment so I snapped one quick picture and wanted to share. I hope that everyone has a wonderful week! Thanks for dropping in! Nr

From Safari



Tuesday, June 7, 2011

The Carnival is in Town

From Carnival




Head on over to Note Booker, Esq. to read what the carnival has to offer. Nr

Friday, May 6, 2011

The Classroom Friendly Pencil Sharpener

I was very fortunate a while back to receive something a little different to review here at Unposted. The kind folks over at Classroom Friendly Supplies sent over a pencil sharpener for me to review. I thought I'd begin with a 360 degree photo shoot.

From CRF Pencil Sharpener

From CRF Pencil Sharpener

From CRF Pencil Sharpener

From CRF Pencil Sharpener


I have to say that this a one solid product. I bet that it could be dropped more than a few times and still continue to work. You maybe asking yourself, "How does this thing work?" Well, I'll do my best to explain. First, you have to pull out the silver piece on the front.

From CRF Pencil Sharpener


Next you insert the pencil and begin to crank. You want to crank until you feel that the pencil is not being sharpened anymore. The piece that pulls out will not be back to its original position , but it will be close. (excuse my picture, I pushed the piece in)

From CRF Pencil Sharpener

From CRF Pencil Sharpener


Now press the black release button and pull your pencil out. This thing sharpens to an extremely sharp point. As you can see, all of the shavings are caught in the plastic box for easy removal.

From CRF Pencil Sharpener


Here are some extra pictures. The second one is a close-up of the mechanism that holds the pencil in place.

From CRF Pencil Sharpener

From CRF Pencil Sharpener


Overall, I like The Classroom Friendly Pencil Sharpener and I think that it is about as easy to use as an automatic pencil sharpener. This is a small business that needs your support so check out their website . These are $19.95 with free shipping and they come in blue and green. I do love the retro look that they have. Also, if you would like to see a video of one in use it is on the website. Thanks again for stopping by! Nr

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

YOTFP - Back to School 2

Last week I posted about a couple of Sheaffer cartridge pens that I have and I mentioned that I was going to do another post about a different body style. I know that you have all been patiently waiting so here it is.


From School Pens 2


The two red ones I picked up at the antique store and the blue was my Great Uncle's. This blue pen is the first fountain pen that I ever had. Unfortunately, I broke it.

From School Pens 2


The barrel had been cracked from over-tightening and Seth fixed it for me, but somehow I broke it again. How shameful. The nibs on these pens are simply labeled M and F, and one reads Sheaffer's while the other two read Sheaffer.

From School Pens 2


From School Pens 2


As I said before, this are great fountain pens for first-time users as well as good everyday pens. They are great writers but are not expensive and they should be readily available. My next post is going to be a little different so be sure to check back soon. Thanks for stopping by! Nr

Thursday, April 28, 2011

YOTFP - Back to School

The first fountain pens that I ever had were a pair of Sheaffer School pens, or cartridge pens. They belonged to my Great Uncle and one was black and the other was blue. They weren't rare finds, but I always loved them because they were easy to use and good writers. Unfortunately, one was lost years ago and the other is broken. The good news is that I was able to find several similar pens at an antique store and that my pal Seth from Goodpens sent me a demonstrator version.

From School Pens


These two pens are the same except for the barrel color and nib. The clear one is what Seth sent me and the other one I found at the antique store. This style is different from the ones that I originally had and I believe that these are the older versions.

From School Pens



The clear one has a 304 nib, fine, and the green one has a 305 nib, medium. The medium nib seems to have been damaged because it is bent downwards like a bird's beak, but it still writes well. The fine nib writes great and has no issues.

From School Pens


As far as I know cartridge pens will only accept cartridges, but I just wash them out and use a syringe to refill them.

From School Pens


If you are into fountain pens and don't have any Sheaffer cartridge pens I suggest that you grab some. They are cheap, light-weight, and easy to maintain but they write amazingly. I'll post the other models that I have in a few days. Until then...Nr