Monthly Archives: December 2010

Doing Well Until Line 8

I was moving along quite well with my new hard copy of columns 3 and 4 of Esther until I got to line 8. I ran out of room before I got to the end of the line. I should … Continue reading

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I have No Source

I have a Tikkun that I will be using when I write the Torah. The Tikkun is a master copy that should have no mistakes in it. All Torahs are copied by following the Tikkun. The image above is from … Continue reading

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Column two Finished

I have finished Column two, 18% finished Yahoo! I spent the rest of this morning ruling the next two columns to get them ready for letters. The stripes are on the page just waiting for letters to be hung on … Continue reading

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History of this Project

I have been thinking and practicing for a year already, but have only been doing this blog for two week.  I thought this would be a good time to  give a brief history of this project. When I was in … Continue reading

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Capillary action

Physics is a good thing, unless you are falling. I’ve been noticing how the ink flows on the page, and it is very different from the way it works on paper. On paper the ink tends to hunker down and … Continue reading

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First Column Is standing

Nine percent of the book of Esther is on the page, only 10 more columns to go. I’m still not happy with the way the pen, ink and qlaf  are working together. I’ve created some more tips, and they seem … Continue reading

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Kashrut Ink

Exchange with Jewish Sofer does not get my desired result… I can’t buy Kosher Ink because I’m not Jewish. Continue reading

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First Ink

When a new observatory becomes operational, the astronomers say that the telescope has first light. For me anyway, I’m using the phrase first ink to mean that the project has started and there ink on the page. Today I wrote … Continue reading

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Procrastinating

Yep, I spent another day not writing on Parchment… I mean, qlaf. I think confidence is high that tomorrow is the day I start. According to my initial calculation, I need to do 1.5 lines a day to finish in … Continue reading

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Practicing

The qlaf has been here for three days already.  The first day I cut it and ruled it, but I still don’t feel ready to start writing yet. Ruling the qlaf is done by running a thorn along a straight … Continue reading

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