The Fountain Pen Supershow Welcomes the Following Expert Craftsman who will be doing Pen Repairs and Nib Customization On Site
They have all confirmed for 2015
Nib Customization Expert.
Richard has been featured in recent articles in the Washington Post, the National Geographic Channel, and CBS Sunday Morning Show.
I do restoration and general repairs, although I will be working only on nibs at the show. I repair and adjust nibs, and I especially enjoy working at shows because I can talk with clients and see how they write. This way, I can custom-grind stubs, italics, obliques, and other specialty nibs -- or even adjust an ordinary round nib -- to fit each client's unique hand.
As a full-time professional pen repairer and restorer, I have a worldwide clienteles. With Don Fluckinger, I publish a free monthly e-newsletter containing technical articles, essays, and other items about pens and pen collecting.
Osman Summer will be travelling from Germany and is a a world recognized expert on Mont Blancs and their repair. He is shown giving an impromptu seminar on Mont Blanc repair in 2013.
General Repairs Syracuse, NY
Ron has been collecting pens for 10 years and has been active in the Syracuse Pen Club. He will be bringing a full array of portable tools, ranging from gentle Ultrasonic to polishing
equipment, heat gun, vac sacs and conventional sacs. He will tweak nibs for personalized ink-flow preference, for increased smoothness, and to take care of some basic nib distortions. Roger will be happy to answer questions about repairs during the show.
Deb Kinney Durham, NC
General Repairs Deb is a founding member of the Triangle(NC) pen Club.
Richard from California and Robert Lott from South Dakota, with Lotts of parts for repair. You can contact them online at www.fivestarpens.com.
Mike Masuyama, Atlanta, Ga mikeitwork.com
Mike Masuyama has spent 27 years at Sailor pen company and now he is specialized in nib work that includes nib/feed adjustment, flow adjustment, smoothing, bent nib repair, custom grind (grind size down, italic, cursive italic, stub, oblique, ultra fine grind, Naginata Togi grind) He works on all bland pens both modern pens and vintage pens."
Jim Marshall from England author of Pen Repair, will be in from England and always has his mouth open to happily answers questions about European pen repair. Ppgallery@aol.com
Dale Beebe, Garden Grove, Ca
Pen Repair Tools
Dale is a retired engineer and will display 3 tables of pen repair tools, many of which he developed. We also thank Dale for helping with the exhibitor coffee during setup.
Martin Ferguson from Richmond, Va
I've been collecting and restoring pens for over 20 years. Since retiring in 2003, I've developed a worldwide client base for sales and restoration, which has made for an unbelievable network of many wonderful people interested in the pen hobby.
Joel Hamilton from New Mexico
While we will not be performing significant repairs at the show we can will do minor repairs; nib tweaks, diagnostics, sac only replacements, consultations. We will be accepting the full range of repairs for collectors wanting to leave pens with us to repair at our shops.
Indy-Pen-Dance.com. Linda and Mike Kennedy will exhibit for the first time at the show. They specialize in fountain Pen Repair and nib customization. Linda has trained under Richard Binder and is now grinding nibs full time. She has also become quite accomplished at chemically welding cracks. Mike enjoys the filling system restoration side of the business. It just doesn't get any better than watching a client's face light up after they write with their freshly restored pen or ground nib for the first time. They can be reached through their website at www.indy-pen-dance.com
Greg Minuskin will be attending the 2015 show. www.gregminuskin.com
Greg specializes in repairing and retipping gold nibs.
Fountain Pen Hospital, fountainpenhospital.com, has basic pen repair tools and books.
Links to Fountain Pen Repair Experts and Repair People
2. Richard Binder
4. Ron Zorn
5. Deb Kinney
6. Richard and Robert Lott(www.fivestarpens.com)
7. Mike Masuyama
8. Jim Marshall
9. Dale Beebee
10. Martin Ferguson