Author Topic: Pencil Erasers  (Read 1248 times)

hellymedic

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Pencil Erasers
« on: July 16, 2020, 08:55:52 pm »
David is troubled he seems unable to erase pencil marks from paper cleanly.

He is mainly marking music scores. I hope he is using 2B pencils but can't be sure he's not using HB sometimes.

What does the yacf hive mind recommend?

Re: Pencil Erasers
« Reply #1 on: July 16, 2020, 09:00:00 pm »
2B Should be relatively easy to remove.

Shop for erasers at London Graphics


https://www.londongraphics.co.uk

16-18 Shelton Street,
London,
WC2H 9JL

They'll have what you are looking for.

ETA - Or alternatively (and possibly a better call), Cowling & Wilcox - also in Soho.

Re: Pencil Erasers
« Reply #2 on: July 16, 2020, 09:09:41 pm »
I use Staedtler Rasoplast Plastic, works well enough, doesn't smear.

Staedtler Mars Plastic seems more common and very similar.

LittleWheelsandBig

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Re: Pencil Erasers
« Reply #3 on: July 16, 2020, 09:28:31 pm »
Tombow Mono is my preference; amazingly little residue.
https://www.tomboweurope.com/en/products/eraser
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Re: Pencil Erasers
« Reply #4 on: July 16, 2020, 09:29:35 pm »
Right just stop now. I don't need another stationary rabbit hole to go down.
I think you'll find it's a bit more complicated than that.

Re: Pencil Erasers
« Reply #5 on: July 16, 2020, 09:30:50 pm »
One art supply shop I went to had loads of different kneadable rubbers  for artists but only one "normal" rubber which happened to be the Staedtler Mars Plastic.




Re: Pencil Erasers
« Reply #6 on: July 16, 2020, 09:31:28 pm »
Right just stop now. I don't need another stationary rabbit hole to go down.
*Throws life line to P Colbeck*

Re: Pencil Erasers
« Reply #7 on: July 16, 2020, 09:59:38 pm »
2B Should be relatively easy to remove.

Shop for erasers at London Graphics


https://www.londongraphics.co.uk

16-18 Shelton Street,
London,
WC2H 9JL

They'll have what you are looking for.

ETA - Or alternatively (and possibly a better call), Cowling & Wilcox - also in Soho.


We bow to Jurek's familiarity with the rubber purveyors of Soho....     Mmmmmmmm "Derwent Kneadable"....      ;)
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Re: Pencil Erasers
« Reply #8 on: July 16, 2020, 10:10:15 pm »
2B Should be relatively easy to remove.

Shop for erasers at London Graphics


https://www.londongraphics.co.uk

16-18 Shelton Street,
London,
WC2H 9JL

They'll have what you are looking for.

ETA - Or alternatively (and possibly a better call), Cowling & Wilcox - also in Soho.


We bow to Jurek's familiarity with the rubber purveyors of Soho....     Mmmmmmmm "Derwent Kneadable"....      ;)

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Re: Pencil Erasers
« Reply #9 on: July 16, 2020, 10:16:16 pm »
When I did Technical Drawing as a spotty yoof (Grade 4 CSE)  my teacher used to say that in a professional drawing office they would use electric rubbers,  I've just googled & they are actually a Real Thing ....
Not fast & rarely furious

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hellymedic

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Re: Pencil Erasers
« Reply #10 on: July 16, 2020, 10:52:14 pm »
Thanks everyone!

I think I'll send D to the local Ryman for both a Tombow Mono and Staedtler Mars.

Then he can play...

Wowbagger

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Re: Pencil Erasers
« Reply #11 on: July 17, 2020, 08:59:26 am »
Right just stop now. I don't need another stationary rabbit hole to go down.

I have a moving one should you require it... ;)
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Re: Pencil Erasers
« Reply #12 on: July 17, 2020, 09:25:19 am »
I hope he is using 2B pencils but can't be sure he's not using HB sometimes.

2B or not 2B?

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Re: Pencil Erasers
« Reply #13 on: July 17, 2020, 09:50:48 am »
Faber Castell erasers are the best and we have a big tub of them in the shop. PM me your address and I'll send you a couple.
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Re: Pencil Erasers
« Reply #14 on: July 17, 2020, 12:26:42 pm »
When I did Technical Drawing as a spotty yoof (Grade 4 CSE)  my teacher used to say that in a professional drawing office they would use electric rubbers,  I've just googled & they are actually a Real Thing ....
My drawing teacher used them and in pursuit of excellence I bought one.
When I realised I had not a jot of artistic talent nor the patience to search deep and find it the rubber lay in a drawer until the batteries leaked.

Staedtler as suggested. Many small stationary shops stock them.
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Re: Pencil Erasers
« Reply #15 on: July 17, 2020, 12:38:19 pm »
Tombow Mono here.

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Re: Pencil Erasers
« Reply #16 on: July 17, 2020, 01:01:34 pm »
What kind of human person has a favorite eraser? ~ William Goldman in "Marathon Man"
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Re: Pencil Erasers
« Reply #17 on: July 17, 2020, 01:39:08 pm »
IIRC the Staedtler Mars Plastic  is good and readily available. However if you are trying to rub out small details (which you might be on a music score) you will soon rub off all four (or eight) sharp corners and then it'll be a problem.

You can buy things that look like propelling pencils (which sometimes accept the refills which fit in electric erasers) and these allow detailed erasing almost regardless of the state of wear of the refill. You might like to consider one of those.

The pentel clic eraser ZE22



is like this and IIRC the refill material is very similar material to the Staedtler eraser.

cheers

Re: Pencil Erasers
« Reply #18 on: July 17, 2020, 01:52:30 pm »
An eraser shield is a must if you want to erase with any degree of accuracy.

Re: Pencil Erasers
« Reply #19 on: July 17, 2020, 02:04:14 pm »
Blimey that takes me back.
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Re: Pencil Erasers
« Reply #20 on: July 17, 2020, 02:05:48 pm »
Blimey that takes me back.
Ha! C19? - (That's 19 century - not Covid 19)

Both of mine still get regular use when I'm not using CAD or Sketchup :)

ETA - That's pretty much what my boss (who is 10 years younger than me) said when he saw me using one at work.
ETFA - somewhat amazingly, you can still buy them.
ETEFA - I used to do a lot of work in conte when I was at Central St.Martins. With that you really do need an eraser shield to keep your work crisp.

hellymedic

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Re: Pencil Erasers
« Reply #21 on: July 17, 2020, 04:16:18 pm »
An eraser shield is a must if you want to erase with any degree of accuracy.


I think Mum used to have something like this for typing.

andytheflyer

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Re: Pencil Erasers
« Reply #22 on: July 17, 2020, 06:27:46 pm »
My eldest daughter spent 4 years in the USA on a soccer scholarship.  Early on, she asked in class to borrow a "rubber".  That word has another connotation over there - she didn't know.  She does now.

Re: Pencil Erasers
« Reply #23 on: July 17, 2020, 06:48:44 pm »
My eldest daughter spent 4 years in the USA on a soccer scholarship.  Early on, she asked in class to borrow a "rubber".  That word has another connotation over there - she didn't know.  She does now.
Ahhhh!
I think it is similar in Oz.

Re: Pencil Erasers
« Reply #24 on: July 17, 2020, 06:53:21 pm »
Was awaiting that one...some time ago a 'friend' offered to 'knock up' a young woman on the way to a meeting when over in the USA
Not at all sure he was entirely unaware of the double meaning