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Pencils

Postby mrgrimsdale » Sun Mar 03, 2013 8:43 pm

Pencils. HB for almost everything. You can get extra hard ones for clutch pencils - still HB but don't break on bits of sawn timber.
Wot I like is - the same pencil can take you right through the job from first notes, full drawings, rod, last mark up, for a tiny fraction of a penny.

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Postby jake » Sun Mar 03, 2013 8:48 pm

I design with an axe myself, like the original good old boys (the ones after the pre-original good old boys who hadn't managed to invent axes yet).

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Postby Oakfield » Sun Mar 03, 2013 9:14 pm

I used to use screwfix pencils but they stopped doing them a while ago - I stopped using them because of this in favour of Toolstation.
I then was made to go to ikea, so stocked up on their pencils.
I am getting to the end of my stash now so may have to actually buy some!

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Postby tusses » Sun Mar 03, 2013 9:44 pm

best thing I did was get a pack of 100 HB from a discount store some time back. Spent half an hour sharpening them, and keep them in a pot by the bench. Never ran out of something to scribble with since ! every so often , I just go round collecting them up and put them back in the pot.

Next best thing I did was get a few pencil sharpeners. I can now usually find one when I need one.

I haven't sharpened a pencil with a knife for ages.

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Postby mailee » Tue Mar 05, 2013 6:23 pm

I have lots of pencils...scattered all over the workshop! I am forever putting them down and losing them so this way there is always a pencil to hand. :lol: don't really give a hoot if they are hard or soft but the soft ones need sharpening more. Does anyone know of a good sharpening stone for a pencil and do you think they are better hollow sharpened? :lol: also on the subject of pencils does anyone know if there is a clip you can buy to attach them to glasses? :D

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Re: Pencils

Postby mark270981 » Tue Mar 05, 2013 7:54 pm

Really? We badger the mods for a new design forum and this is what's posted.
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Re: Pencils

Postby tusses » Tue Mar 05, 2013 8:00 pm

:lol:

I didn't even notice we had one !

I was just looking at 'new posts' :D

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Postby Andys Woodshed » Tue Mar 05, 2013 8:13 pm

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Postby modernist » Tue Mar 05, 2013 8:21 pm

It'll never work with the old style toolholder Andy :D
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Postby thatsnotafestool » Tue Mar 05, 2013 8:28 pm

Anyone for a rounded bevel pencil? :lol:
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Postby Andys Woodshed » Tue Mar 05, 2013 8:48 pm

modernist wrote:It'll never work with the old style toolholder Andy :D


Haven't tried it with my new style holder :lol:

I really find my electric pencil sharpener a great asset though

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Re: Pencils

Postby Pinch » Wed Mar 06, 2013 6:47 am

For me... Pentel mechanical pencil for the drawing board and HB Staedtler for the workshop. And very occasionally if I do a roofing job (very seldom these days) I bring out the good old 'chippy's' pencil 8-)


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