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scripting advice
Post 11 Jun 2022, 12:20 • #1 
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Here are some pictures of a build I'm doing on a blank from James Green in his new "Montana Trout" series of blanks. Named as such because he designed them while in Montana, as far as I understand.

Anyway... the builds coming along well, and it's a nice semi-para action, 2-piece rod. But I'm looking for some tips for the script/signature. As you can see, my hand writing isn't that good. Plus, I write left handed, so fountain nibs don't work well for me. I've begun using acid free, archival quality, pigment pens. They work well to color thread as well, and they work well with both Epoxy and Varnish.

But any tips out there to make the scripting look nice?

Joel




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Post 11 Jun 2022, 13:45 • #2 
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Personal opinion - I think that looks great as-is and wouldn’t change a thing.


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Post 11 Jun 2022, 13:54 • #3 
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I agree. The only thing I would add is just keep trying until you get a good one layed down. If it doesn't look good, wipe it off with denatured alcohol and try again


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Post 12 Jun 2022, 05:59 • #4 
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Thanks... I definitely had to wipe off several failed attempts. The bottom line is probably that I don't like my own hand writing. That, and I also need to practice writing in cursive - something that I haven't done consistently since elementary.

Joel


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Post 13 Jun 2022, 11:00 • #5 
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I agree with the others—it looks very good. Plus, it's your handwriting, so it has a personal touch. I think writing on a blank is one of those things that takes so much practice that I've let go of some of my perfectionist tendencies. It's almost always the case that the first version I wipe off is just as good (sometimes even better) than the later versions.


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