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Re: Pencil fetish
« Reply #300 on: April 25, 2020, 11:04:43 pm »
I have a Lamy 2000 pencil that I use quite a bit. It’s the 0.5 mm version - sometimes wish I had bought the 0.7 tbh.

I am finding the Lamy HB 0.5 mm lead too hard and want a darker line. Can I use a B from another brand? There are 0.5mm B leads from Rotring and Pilot but the length is not listed.

https://www.thewritingdesk.co.uk/ink-refills/pencil-leads/

They are a standard length, so any lead will usually fit any pencil. There are a few weird exceptions, but they are fairly obvious.
I haven't tried Rotring or Pilot leads, but they should be good; other stuff from those firms is.

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Re: Pencil fetish
« Reply #301 on: April 26, 2020, 10:20:26 am »
I have a Lamy 2000 pencil that I use quite a bit. It’s the 0.5 mm version - sometimes wish I had bought the 0.7 tbh.

I am finding the Lamy HB 0.5 mm lead too hard and want a darker line. Can I use a B from another brand? There are 0.5mm B leads from Rotring and Pilot but the length is not listed.

https://www.thewritingdesk.co.uk/ink-refills/pencil-leads/

I always use rotring B lead in my Lamy 2000 0.5mm pencil. I use the same in my Pelikan pencil too.

OTOH, I find Lamy 0.7mm HB leads ok for me despite my usual preference for a softer grade. When the factory supplied leads run out I normally refill with rotring or Pilot B grade.
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Re: Pencil fetish
« Reply #302 on: April 26, 2020, 10:16:20 pm »
Thanks both. A couple of packs of B lead on the way.

Re: Pencil fetish
« Reply #303 on: October 08, 2020, 09:16:48 am »
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Re: Pencil fetish
« Reply #304 on: October 08, 2020, 09:38:17 am »
For your delectation
https://www.makerscabinet.com/products/brass-hovel

https://youtu.be/2SbHVehH004

That's insane - at least the price is.    But nicely engineered

I shall continue with my Poundland sharpener (although I do have a nifty sharpener for those flat woodwork/carpentry pencils - and that was Aldi at £1.99 with 6 pencils)
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Re: Pencil fetish
« Reply #305 on: November 16, 2020, 10:39:03 am »
I'll just leave this here, in time for Christmas

https://www.makerscabinet.com/products/brass-hovel

Re: Pencil fetish
« Reply #306 on: November 16, 2020, 10:49:58 am »
If you'd read the thread you could have got one in time for Halloween. ;)

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Re: Pencil fetish
« Reply #307 on: November 16, 2020, 11:05:09 am »
I was intrigued by the idea of a brass hovel, and am now a little bit disappointed.
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Re: Pencil fetish
« Reply #308 on: November 16, 2020, 11:32:36 am »

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Re: Pencil fetish
« Reply #309 on: November 16, 2020, 12:34:45 pm »
I'll just leave this here, in time for Christmas

https://www.makerscabinet.com/products/brass-hovel

 :-[

I'm close to perfecting my pencil sharpening techniques - either with a disc sander machine . .  or a chisel.

The Hovel thing is great, just need to wait for $5 Chinese knock-off to be on Banggood or Aliexpress
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Re: Pencil fetish
« Reply #310 on: November 23, 2020, 09:55:20 am »
Get a bicycle. You will never regret it, if you live- Mark Twain

Re: Pencil fetish
« Reply #311 on: November 23, 2020, 10:33:46 am »
That is a different (better, I dare say) Christmas tree from a pencil than I had in mind.


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Re: Pencil fetish
« Reply #312 on: January 02, 2021, 11:46:41 am »
A mechanical pencil sharpener is required. The Mitsubishi KH-20 doesn't appear to be available in the UK :(

Does anyone have any thoughts or experiences of a Swordfish 'Curve' or 'Scholar'? The former is certainly more pleasing on the eye as well as wallet  ::-)

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Re: Pencil fetish
« Reply #313 on: January 02, 2021, 01:39:42 pm »
Bought myself an OHTO SuperProMecha as I seemed to have misplaced my other good mechanical pencil. It really is lovely to use.

I also bought myself a new clutch pencil as my other one had disappeared "Oh, I borrowed that" says Daughter No1 "but the lead went blunt so I'm not using it any more" :demon:

She now knows how to use a clutch pencip sharpener, and I also bought her a nice mechanical pencil for Christmas as she'd been coveting my Ohto
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Re: Pencil fetish
« Reply #314 on: January 02, 2021, 01:58:41 pm »
I also bought myself a new clutch pencil as my other one had disappeared "Oh, I borrowed that" says Daughter No1 "but the lead went blunt so I'm not using it any more" :demon:

In my first job in computers we had a programmer who sat beside the stationery cupboard. When his pencil went blunt he would simply help himself to a sharp one.  We only discovered this when one of the other blokes went to get a new pencil and wailed.

At least they weren't chewed.

Programmer's name was Alex. I've only ever known two blokes called Alex and they were both shits.
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Re: Pencil fetish
« Reply #315 on: January 02, 2021, 07:31:23 pm »
A mechanical pencil sharpener is required. The Mitsubishi KH-20 doesn't appear to be available in the UK :(

It is available in the UK. Cult Pens have it for starters:

https://www.cultpens.com/i/q/UN28293/mitsubishi-kh-20-desk-sharpener
I think you'll find it's a bit more complicated than that.

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Re: Pencil fetish
« Reply #316 on: January 13, 2021, 03:56:42 pm »
A mechanical pencil sharpener is required. The Mitsubishi KH-20 doesn't appear to be available in the UK :(

It is available in the UK. Cult Pens have it for starters:

https://www.cultpens.com/i/q/UN28293/mitsubishi-kh-20-desk-sharpener

It is again now, back in stock as of today BUT, this arrived today, so up yours Mitsubishi ;D



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Re: Pencil fetish
« Reply #317 on: January 14, 2021, 02:03:26 pm »
Faber Castell No52/20 N desk pencil sharpener restoration

https://youtu.be/cF02NKnQeIk

Edit: SORRY - are adverts now the youtube? Did this happen this week?

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Re: Pencil fetish
« Reply #318 on: January 14, 2021, 05:18:44 pm »
Nice, that is a good channel to follow. But what adverts are you speaking about ?

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Re: Pencil fetish
« Reply #319 on: January 15, 2021, 08:32:59 am »
If you are going to do it properly

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