I like the in-process photos of the vac filler restore; I took a class from Joel Hamilton on doing that and while I successfully restored a pen during the class, I might have forgotten enough that I'm not certain I'd try again. And, man, shouldn't we be calling that a "diaphragm" and not a sac (since it doesn't actually hold the ink)?
Lastly, we had our monthly little gathering in San Diego (Lakeside, really) with Ron Meloche. I did a couple of quick snaps for friends so I'll share here. First is some of Doug's lovely Sheaffer collection and the second is a gorgeous pen, one of quite a few that member Darlene brought back from a trip to Japan (I believe a Bungubox store exclusive). Quick and dirty shots with the tablet, but there you go!