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  • O/T Favourite pen/pencil

    Way o/t, but..
    I do a lot of drawings by hand before I breakout the cad/cam.
    Some done in pencil, some in pen.
    With so many different types and styles of writing tools today, do you guys/girls have a Favourite?
    Let you know what mine is later
    eddie
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    http://motorworks88.webs.com/

  • #2
    I like a good REAL wood #2 lead pencil for scetching and Bic ball point gel ink pens for everthing else,$2.95/10 last a long time.

    On a seperate note Sharpie markers are tops for things like SS and plastics and Silver streak layout sticks are great for structural steel layout cause it doesn't wash off like soapstone.

    But,wait a minute,since when do you have time to draw anything?Must be pushing for a cushy office job
    I just need one more tool,just one!

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    • #3
      do you guys/girls have a Favourite?


      Yeah. The one I can find.

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      • #4
        Good Ol #2 lead/wood pencil.
        http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dixon_Ticonderoga

        Mechanical pencil.
        http://www.staedtler.com/Mars_techni...ActiveID=33252

        And the Sharpie.
        http://www.sharpie.com/sanford/consu...products.jhtml


        Oh yeah,,,,,this too.....
        http://www.pencilrevolution.com/


        Pencils (neat page)
        http://www.pencilpages.com/articles/index.htm

        JRouche
        Last edited by JRouche; 08-26-2006, 12:28 AM.
        My old yahoo group. Bridgeport Mill Group

        https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/...port_mill/info

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        • #5
          Pencil:
          Pentel "quicker clciker" .5mm #2 lead

          Pen:
          Pilot G-2 fine point black

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          • #6
            Dixon Ticonderoga #2 pencil.

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            • #7
              I like cartoonists' felt tipped pens - one or three millimeter. They seem to soak in and dry fast so i can't smear it, which is a huge problem because i'm a lefty and hold my writing utencil funky

              I also like Bic's 7mm mechanical pencils - just the plain simple ones. They seem to work well plus if you loose one or break one its no biggy because they are el'cheapo.


              Also look for sharpie "industrial" markers - they work alot better than the normal black ones. They don't wipe off as easy when you write on oily metal and they don't burn off at as low a temperature either. You can follow the line with a plasma cutter and it doesnt disappear.

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              • #8
                0.5mm Pentel mechanical pencil. I have three that I've had since about 1976--From back in the days of program coding sheets.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by CCWKen
                  0.5mm Pentel mechanical pencil. ......From back in the days of program coding sheets.

                  Is that what you used to punch out the holes in the cards or paper tape??? JRouche
                  My old yahoo group. Bridgeport Mill Group

                  https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/...port_mill/info

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                  • #10
                    Do you guys/girls have a Favourite?

                    Yeah. The one I can find.
                    That's the one.
                    Free software for calculating bolt circles and similar: Click Here

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                    • #11
                      One with a sharp point



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                      Sir John , Earl of Bligeport & Sudspumpwater. MBE [ Motor Bike Engineer ] Nottingham England.



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                      • #12
                        I don't know if they still make 'em, but one place I worked in AF we used blue Berol #2 pencils. Those were the smoothest writing pencils ever. A real joy to write with they were! ...I haven't seen any in years, but I haven't been looking - maybe I will now, after this reminder.

                        Actually writing implements are kinda of a sore spot with me here at home. My wife works at a Dr's office, and is always bringing home complementary ballpoint pens. We've got ballpoint pens coming out our a$$. ...everywhere you look there's ballpoint pens. But pick one up and try to write with it and after a couple of squiggles it fails. But no matter how many pencils I sharpen and spread around the house, they seem to immediately disappear.
                        ...I think she's trying to drive me over the edge.

                        (what am I doing up at 3 in the morning bitching about pencils? ...)
                        Lynn (Huntsville, AL)

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                        • #13
                          Running with Scissors?

                          {{But no matter how many pencils I sharpen and spread around the house, they seem to immediately disappear.}} That is funnier than hell, because it happens here too. Sometimes I bring in 3-4 from the shop, you know the kind; where you spend a little more time getting just the perfect point [meant for my paws only], within 2 days they're gone. Always hoping the grandkids and great grandkids don't find them, take off running, and stab themselves in the throat or worse. My wife and I actually LOOK for those things, but they disappear.

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                          • #14
                            The pencils run off to play with the tape measures. Must be some party.
                            Free software for calculating bolt circles and similar: Click Here

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                            • #15
                              Ahhhh, one of my favorite things...pencils I actually did a paper for a class in college on pencils. My choice would be the pencil, especially the Dixon "Ticonderoga" Black 1388-2 model. They come painted the common yellow or the newer black paint scheme.

                              I kinda like the look of the black paint scheme, looks very sleek Either one would make a fine addition to a work shop. With their fine looks and feel, to the wonderful composition in the makeup of their erasers. Don't be fooled into thinking all pencils are alike. Some have vastly inferior erasers that tend to smear an error, instead of rubbing out the discrepancy and leaving only a fine residue. Which can then be whisked away with the side of the palm or blown away with a puff of air.

                              I tend to keep pencils laying in every nook and cranny in my shop. No matter where I'm at in the shop, no matter which way I turn, you will find that amazing, underrated, much maligned pencil. You can have your felt tips and mechanical abortions. These will never replace a superior design, which has been tested with time. Long live the pencil


                              pete

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