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Charlotte

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Re: Pencil fetish
« Reply #25 on: August 18, 2010, 10:10:25 pm »
My mechancal sharpener does different grades of pointyness.  But I think if I was doing soft leads a lot, I would use my knife.
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Kim

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Re: Pencil fetish
« Reply #26 on: August 19, 2010, 01:00:12 am »
While I'm always in favour of a good sharp knife, what's with all the mechanical sharpener bashing?  Mechanical pencil sharpeners are *fun*, as anyone who ever deliberately broke their lead so they could get up to use the one on Teacher's desk well knows.  Best thing about pencils, those.  If you were lucky, and the teacher was sufficiently distracted, you could make them eat a whole one.

If I owned one, I'd play with it until I'd sharpened away all my pencils.  If I had any pencils.
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Re: Pencil fetish
« Reply #27 on: August 19, 2010, 08:33:36 am »
I'm still looking for a short Le Thiers which I've seen, but not been able to find online.
 

Something like this? . . .

Boy have you got expensive taste. Can I pick you one up in Limoges?

That's very close, but the wrong blade shape.
If you can find me a Le Thiers with a non-locking, sub 75mm classic narrow blade this shape, I'll gladly give you the wonga for it.  I have no idea why it didn't occur to me before you went.   :facepalm:

Actually, after some further digging, if you spot a Chambriard 'Le Compact' for less than £60-ish that'll do nicely!

And now: Back to pencils...
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clarion

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Re: Pencil fetish
« Reply #28 on: August 19, 2010, 09:24:19 am »
Mechanical sharpeners?  Pah!

If I'm not using my knife, I prefer a nice sharp hand held sharpener.  Minimal technology that works.
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CommuteTooFar

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Re: Pencil fetish
« Reply #29 on: August 19, 2010, 09:26:51 am »
I thought all pencil sharpeners were mechanical.  Or have one of you got a laser sharpener or some magic electrical type.

clarion

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Re: Pencil fetish
« Reply #30 on: August 19, 2010, 12:52:41 pm »
CTF, you are such a pedant, although I confess I thought the same.  I was using mechanical as a slightly inadequate shorthand in the manner of the OP.  ::-)
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dasmoth

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Re: Pencil fetish
« Reply #31 on: August 19, 2010, 01:00:31 pm »
If you've got frickin' lazers, can't you just mark the paper directly with those?
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clarion

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Re: Pencil fetish
« Reply #32 on: August 19, 2010, 01:04:05 pm »
Tried that; singed the pages.
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Re: Pencil fetish
« Reply #33 on: August 19, 2010, 01:10:13 pm »
I did laugh out loud at the thought of Kim just turning perfectly good pencils into shavings but can see the attraction.

Great thread - it's got knives and lasers so far.
Someone must have used an axe to sharpen a pencil before. Or a shovel.

Andrij

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Re: Pencil fetish
« Reply #34 on: August 19, 2010, 01:22:04 pm »

Someone must have used an axe to sharpen a pencil before.

No, but once used an axe to cut a cake.
 
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Re: Pencil fetish
« Reply #35 on: August 19, 2010, 01:58:50 pm »
Great thread - it's got knives and lasers so far.
Someone must have used an axe to sharpen a pencil before. Or a shovel.

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Re: Pencil fetish
« Reply #36 on: August 19, 2010, 02:18:41 pm »
I'm with you on this one, nothing better than finding a box of pencils with everything from 5H to 6B

Re: Pencil fetish
« Reply #37 on: August 19, 2010, 03:06:40 pm »
How did you miss this Charlotte?

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Charlotte

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Re: Pencil fetish
« Reply #38 on: August 19, 2010, 03:44:31 pm »
I have no idea, Alex.

That comments section, though.  They're all a bit... special, aren't they?

I feel right at home.

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Re: Pencil fetish
« Reply #39 on: August 19, 2010, 03:47:23 pm »
Mechanical pencils FTW!

Absolutely. Pentel P207 for preference, though the non-retractable lead sleeve is a bit delicate if you're not careful and the barrel's a bit skinny. The Faber-Castell Grip is very good too.  

Re: Pencil fetish
« Reply #40 on: August 19, 2010, 03:47:33 pm »
My current favourite is the Kura Toga.
I think you'll find it's a bit more complicated than that.

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Re: Pencil fetish
« Reply #41 on: August 19, 2010, 04:17:08 pm »
Lamy Scribble. My most used piece of writing equipment, and it's not a fountain pen :o.



I also have wooden pencils by Staedtler, Berol and Rexel and mechanical pencils by Lamy, Pelikan, Yard-O-Led, Conway Stewart, Parker, Burnham and probably a few others.

I love pencils, but I hate ballpoints.
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Re: Pencil fetish
« Reply #42 on: August 19, 2010, 04:36:49 pm »
Whats the general feeling on rubbers?

I used to like them, but of course like them to be nice and new, but now most of the pencils I find have had the rubbers used up by my 10 year old daughter who cant be bothered to find a rubber.

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Re: Pencil fetish
« Reply #43 on: August 19, 2010, 04:37:48 pm »
Use bread.

Andrij

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Re: Pencil fetish
« Reply #44 on: August 19, 2010, 04:38:16 pm »
Whats the general feeling on rubbers?

I used to like them, but of course like them to be nice and new, but now most of the pencils I find have had the rubbers used up by my 10 year old daughter who cant be bothered to find a rubber.

*resists temptation to read the above post through the filter of US English*
 
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Re: Pencil fetish
« Reply #45 on: August 19, 2010, 04:49:34 pm »
I've sharpened a pencil using an axe.
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Re: Pencil fetish
« Reply #46 on: August 19, 2010, 09:39:59 pm »

Someone must have used an axe to sharpen a pencil before.

No, but once used an axe to cut a cake.
 

My Grandad used his Dremel to cut the icing on his birthday cake one year as it was so hard that it was cracking when attempting to cut the cake with a knife.
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Re: Pencil fetish
« Reply #47 on: August 20, 2010, 08:48:44 pm »
I'm still looking for a short Le Thiers which I've seen, but not been able to find online.
 

Something like this? . . .

Boy have you got expensive taste. Can I pick you one up in Limoges?

That's very close, but the wrong blade shape.
If you can find me a Le Thiers with a non-locking, sub 75mm classic narrow blade this shape, I'll gladly give you the wonga for it.  I have no idea why it didn't occur to me before you went.   :facepalm:

Actually, after some further digging, if you spot a Chambriard 'Le Compact' for less than £60-ish that'll do nicely!

And now: Back to pencils...

Sadly we have been unable to track one down before our pending departure. had I realised earlier it would have been a breeze.

Never mind, the website says theya re back from their jollies on the 1st September, you can order one then.

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Re: Pencil fetish
« Reply #48 on: August 20, 2010, 11:25:41 pm »
Not sure if this was posted.

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Charlotte

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Re: Pencil fetish
« Reply #49 on: August 31, 2010, 08:22:15 am »
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