Author Topic: Pencil Erasers  (Read 1249 times)

Re: Pencil Erasers
« Reply #25 on: July 17, 2020, 08:46:21 pm »
"Laying the table" implies some kind of perversion there too.

Re: Pencil Erasers
« Reply #26 on: July 17, 2020, 10:02:36 pm »
FWIW, I use 4B pencils - moah blackness for less digging - so it's easier to erase cleanly when the bowing changes [often on a weekly basis..]

I guess D's music is a couple of feet from his eyes? Mine is more like twice that, and I'm sharing it .. [inna Norchestra]




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Re: Pencil Erasers
« Reply #27 on: July 17, 2020, 11:22:22 pm »
D's music is not very distant when he writes it or produces scores, further away on the grand piano but closer on an upright. He has different spectacles for distance and intermediate use.
He just does without specs for reading.

D does not like smears...

I'm always amazed how violinists can read music 4 feet away...

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Re: Pencil Erasers
« Reply #28 on: July 18, 2020, 06:34:58 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.

Wherein "Durex", or so I'm told, is a local version of Sellotape.
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Re: Pencil Erasers
« Reply #29 on: July 18, 2020, 08:49:50 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.

Wherein "Durex", or so I'm told, is a local version of Sellotape.
Correct - to the best of my knowledge.

Re: Pencil Erasers
« Reply #30 on: July 19, 2020, 11:48:32 am »
questionable prophylactic qualities, the 'other' Durex, so I'm told.... :o

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Re: Pencil Erasers
« Reply #31 on: July 19, 2020, 12:46:37 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 ....

For erasing ink lines drawn on tracing paper, you needed them!  A chunky line drawn with a Rotring pen, with its ink so dense I'm convinced one drop could turn the worlds oceans grey, does take quite a bit of shifting.

Our drawing office in which I worked had one, but excess use of it didn't go unnoticed... Sometimes you were carrying out legitimate amending of a design, but at other times it was 'cos you'd screwed up.  A bit easier in CAD, where its select, then hit the delete key, and its gone cleanly.
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Re: Pencil Erasers
« Reply #32 on: July 19, 2020, 01:56:16 pm »
I find the only pencil erasers that work are the ones made from the special stuff


click

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Re: Pencil Erasers
« Reply #33 on: July 19, 2020, 09:07:46 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.
Ahhhh!
I think it is similar in Oz.

I tried SO hard to make this subject SFW...  ;) ;D
Wherein "Durex", or so I'm told, is a local version of Sellotape.
Correct - to the best of my knowledge.

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Re: Pencil Erasers
« Reply #34 on: July 20, 2020, 03:50:03 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 ....

For erasing ink lines drawn on tracing paper, you needed them!  A chunky line drawn with a Rotring pen, with its ink so dense I'm convinced one drop could turn the worlds oceans grey, does take quite a bit of shifting.

Our drawing office in which I worked had one, but excess use of it didn't go unnoticed... Sometimes you were carrying out legitimate amending of a design, but at other times it was 'cos you'd screwed up.  A bit easier in CAD, where its select, then hit the delete key, and its gone cleanly.

After getting thrown out of Art Skool I scored some employment as a technical illustrator at the big Maxwell house up on Headington Hill in Oxford in the drawing office at Pergamon Press. Said 'office' housed at least a dozen wonderful heavy weighted fetishistic parallel motion drawing boards and high stools. New recruits like myself sat at the back of the room. As one 'progressed' through service or more importantly, productivity, we moved towards the front, which was glass fronted and overlooked Oxford's manifold spires. I progressed rather quickly to the annoyance of several old retainer cardiganed pipe smoking duffers and enjoyed monthly bonusses as well as a board at the front ;D

Any road up, all of my 'illustrating' was done in ink via bow pens on thick tracing paper - the method for 'erasing' errors was to scratch the ink off with a scalpel.

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ps thanks to this thread I've ordered Brucey's Pentel recommendation

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Re: Pencil Erasers
« Reply #35 on: July 23, 2020, 08:50:41 am »
Thanks everyone!

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

Then he can play...

And the result was?
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Re: Pencil Erasers
« Reply #36 on: July 23, 2020, 08:56:51 am »
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.

Wherein "Durex", or so I'm told, is a local version of Sellotape.
Correct - to the best of my knowledge.

That is about as accurate as the 'corks on hats' and 'drop bears'.

Never, in 20-odd years did I hear someone call sticky tape 'Durex'.
 
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Re: Pencil Erasers
« Reply #37 on: July 23, 2020, 09:24:43 am »
Perhaps they learned the hard way.....

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Re: Pencil Erasers
« Reply #38 on: July 23, 2020, 03:17:03 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...
And the result was?

He said he wasn't planning to go that way any time soon...