A Quick Update!

Hello faithful followers!

Whilst we admit there has been a lack of updates as of late from us here at Pentorium, we still have it at the top of our to do lists! Charlotte and I have been very busy lately with university work and time is getting more and more valuable, but here’s just a quick update of what’s been going on:

  • I got a new camera! Getting into photography is something I have wanted to do for a while, and now I have a DSLR I can finally flex my creative muscle. This means that every photo on every post will be higher res, fancier, and just generally better looking. Don’t worry, this won’t become a photography blog, but I may give you guys some tips on how to take great photos of pens and all that stuff.
  • Charlotte has some great craft projects she’s been working on. She’s been crazily buying heaps of materials to make everything from jewelry to cool felt boxes. She’s also been collecting jars for some reason… I guess we will see!
  • I have gotten right into pen restoring! Charlotte gave me a huge repair kit for my birthday and I have been polishing up lots of vintage pens and making them work and look like new. These pens will be for sale on Pentorium in the sale section, and I will notify everyone when they do go out. I have bought a bunch of old pens specifically for restoring purposes so expect a lot of really cool stuff for sale here.
  • As a side effect of getting a new camera, Pentorium will have its own Youtube channel with HD video guides and reviews to accompany the posts here. This is very exciting, as videos are a great way to get the point across.
  • Also expect pen restoring videos. I will be making guides on how to restore pens like Sheaffer Touchdown fillers, Esterbrook sac fillers, old lever-style pens like Mabie Todd’s and Conway Stewart’s, Parker 51 and Vacumatic button, vac, and aerometric fillers, and more! This will include stuff like nib grinding and smoothing. Plus I’ll tell you exactly what you need to get restoring, from sacs (of the right size) to tools and more.
Sneak peek at future posts:
  • A post about Japan’s Big 3 pen companies: Which one is the best and why?
  • DIY Pen Trays, great storage for less than $10!
  • Vintage Lamy fountain pens: A history lesson
  • The first ink review: Noodler’s Bulletproof Black
  • The perfect pen for your Filofax, from Charlotte
  • Retro Review: We review out-of-production pens from decades ago
  • More Quick Questions
  • Charlotte’s favourite pens
  • Plus more…

Whilst there may not have been a post up for a little bit on here, Charlotte and I have been active on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook, so follow us on there and keep up with what’s going on in our little worlds, the links are in the left sidebar on the homepage!

Oh, and to everyone that reads our blog, a very special thank you! You guys are the reason we have this blog!

Your friendly Pentorium admin,

Jono

  • Maria

    Thanks for this glimpse into your lives :) Good luck with university work to both of you
    I’m looking forward to the new posts. I would love to see some posts on the craft projects as well

  • http://gravatar.com/gourmetpens gourmetpens

    Whoa!! So much excitement!! Can’t wait to see what you two cook up 😀 Take your time anyway. It’s always well worth the wait.