This is a letter I posted to my brother, Dan a few years back. Really it was an excuse to try out my new calligraphy set...and to buy a calligraphy set...

I hope you enjoy the humor, and let me know if you locate my preserved body in Vermont.

I used plain newsprint for this and a standard fountain pen.

There is a font similar to this one... I used a handwriting-looking font to print out a copy of an alchemy book that was written 2 centuries ago. I then bound it into a book. How ever, the fact that all this is handwritten in calligraphy is impressive!
Also, that sounds like a cool project.
It was. I also accessed old woodcuts from one of my print programs and literally glued, using a paper hinge, all the pages together one page at a time.I then glued stiff cardboard to the back and front and used decorator paper to cover the back and front. Then I made a quartz crystal pendant to go with it. <br> Also, for the record, the &quot;Philosophers Stone&quot; of the alchemists was actually a liquid! And the fact that they were using liguid mercury was the main reason so many of them died suddenly.
That would be a great project to post, if you have some good pictures.<br><br>Good info, too and kudos on snagging a nice screen name. Zaphod was commenting on one of my projects back in April...
I believe i have an extra set of printed pages... That would make a great instructable to post. I got the book from a DVD Titled &quot;Bookshop Classics&quot; made by a company called &quot;Simply Media&quot;
I look forward to seeing it! I bound a small book many years ago in grade school, but it was fairly crude since I made it up on my own.
Thanks! It was a lot more effort than I had expected, but it was worth it!
It sure is! I print because my handwriting is terrible... Your calligraphy is something I'd be very hard to do.
I wish it was a font. ;-)
But then you would loose the joy of writing it! <br>I think the script was based off of a guide I had found, so there might be a close font to it. I don't know much about making font files, so I can't be much help.

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Bio: I'm a Mechancial/Aerospace Engineer that likes to tinker in my spare time. I make my own Christmas Cards.
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