Sunday, June 23, 2019
$10 DIY Film Changing Box Plans: Battle of the Film Sweats
In a departure from normal pencil-related programming, I want to share a project I've been working on to develop analog photograp...
Monday, September 25, 2017
Those Ol' Woodie Sharpeners
"You wouldn't trust an electric machine to deliver your baby; why would you trust one to sharpen your pencil?" David Re...
Wednesday, October 26, 2016
Judy Green Music Writer
I recently stumbled across a new category of pencil: the music writing pencil. I have been brushing up on jazz music theory and n...
Saturday, September 17, 2016
The Undiscovered: Associated 600, Eagle Writing 325, and Conte Alaska 1000
I love vintage pencils. Sure, there are the famous old pencils, but there are literally hundreds if not thousands of lesser known pencils m...
Monday, September 5, 2016
Cap Erasers: Unsung Hero or Faux-Pas
I'll admit it...writing a full page with a pen stresses me out...I know I'm going to have to strike out at least one mistake--...
Wednesday, August 17, 2016
Richard Best Pencils: Ain't Bad
A bright pink vintage pencil that competes with Eberhard Faber's Blackwing 602 -- is this possible? I hadn't even heard of th...
Sunday, August 7, 2016
Pencils For Jury Duty: Pencil Case Closed
The pencil-of-justice is a no-name yellow number 2 that looks like it had been sharpened by an inebriated beaver. Recently, I got t...
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