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The (Unofficial) 30 Day Clutch/Mechanical Pencil Rotation Challenge 1039

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The (Unofficial) 30 Day Clutch/Mechanical Pencil Rotation Challenge
« on: October 29, 2018, 01:08:35 AM »
I will be doing a 30 Day Clutch - Mechanical Pencil Rotation Challenge. Just for personal satisfaction right now.

The rules -
1. Must use one SAK thru out the 30 days. Hint - If you are doing another SAK challenge, this is the perfect time to do this one. Which brings us to rule 2...
2. Must start a thread on this challenge.
3. Must use a different clutch, lead holder, or mechanical pencil everyday.
4. Any size lead may be used from .02mm to 5.6mm...you get the ideal.
5. Photo’s of the SAK and pencil together.
6. Sorry, no wood pencils.
7. Now if pens are needed for work, that is understandable.

I will be starting my Challenge on November 1st and will be using my SAK on the 30 Day Huntsman Challenge, and using this thread to start it off.
Moderators please feel free to advise me with any help and thanks!
See you on the 1st.  :cheers:
« Last Edit: October 29, 2018, 01:19:04 AM by Rapidray »


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Re: The (Unofficial) 30 Day Clutch/Mechanical Pencil Rotation Challenge
« Reply #1 on: November 01, 2018, 01:49:53 PM »
Day 0
The Huntsman and one of my favorite Caran d’Ache - a 2mm Mario Botta. 2mm graphite is my favorite size as it is what I used in school and then into mechanical drafting. It has always been with me. Now, Frank Lloyd Wright was my favorite architect for many decades untill I saw the buildings Mario Botta has designed and built. One element of his design process is to see where the building is going to be and then he designs so that it will blend in with the surrounding area.
When this one became available from CdA and was designed by Mario Botta himself, I had to have it!
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Re: The (Unofficial) 30 Day Clutch/Mechanical Pencil Rotation Challenge
« Reply #2 on: November 01, 2018, 02:02:25 PM »
 :like: :tu:

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Re: The (Unofficial) 30 Day Clutch/Mechanical Pencil Rotation Challenge
« Reply #3 on: November 01, 2018, 02:10:52 PM »
 :iagree: :like:
I will be watching!

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Re: The (Unofficial) 30 Day Clutch/Mechanical Pencil Rotation Challenge
« Reply #5 on: November 01, 2018, 02:58:58 PM »
Thanks Rapidray for introduction to Botta.
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Re: The (Unofficial) 30 Day Clutch/Mechanical Pencil Rotation Challenge
« Reply #6 on: November 01, 2018, 03:35:21 PM »
Thanks Rapidray for introduction to Botta.
Not a problem...I have heard his newest building is going to be in China! That should be interesting.  :cheers:
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Re: The (Unofficial) 30 Day Clutch/Mechanical Pencil Rotation Challenge
« Reply #7 on: November 02, 2018, 04:11:22 PM »
Day 1
The Huntsman and the Caran d’Ache Ivanhoe. It is a 0.7mm mechanical pencil. This is the one that got me started into CdA writing stuff. Fell in love with the chain mall design of it. It is a heavy weight compared to others but I also like the weight in my hand while writing. This will drag a shirt pocket down, so it is better suited to desk writing.
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Re: The (Unofficial) 30 Day Clutch/Mechanical Pencil Rotation Challenge
« Reply #8 on: November 02, 2018, 04:13:45 PM »
 :like: :tu:

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Re: The (Unofficial) 30 Day Clutch/Mechanical Pencil Rotation Challenge
« Reply #9 on: November 02, 2018, 04:24:16 PM »
Thanks  :cheers:
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Re: The (Unofficial) 30 Day Clutch/Mechanical Pencil Rotation Challenge
« Reply #10 on: November 03, 2018, 03:27:33 AM »
I found that I can carry my Ivanhoe in the strap of my notepad. So it is in my cargo pants today!
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Re: The (Unofficial) 30 Day Clutch/Mechanical Pencil Rotation Challenge
« Reply #11 on: November 03, 2018, 10:10:09 AM »
 :tu: :like:

Hooked, like everyone else. ;)

All hail the hook!

Small knives can do what big knives do, just slower.

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Re: The (Unofficial) 30 Day Clutch/Mechanical Pencil Rotation Challenge
« Reply #12 on: November 03, 2018, 12:34:21 PM »
 :tu: :like:

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Re: The (Unofficial) 30 Day Clutch/Mechanical Pencil Rotation Challenge
« Reply #13 on: November 03, 2018, 12:44:16 PM »
I briefly tried to carry a cheap mechanical pencil in my pocket. Unfortunately it is too pointy. :facepalm:

Hooked, like everyone else. ;)

All hail the hook!

Small knives can do what big knives do, just slower.

My 30 day pen challenge! Pretty(?) Pictures inside:
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Re: The (Unofficial) 30 Day Clutch/Mechanical Pencil Rotation Challenge
« Reply #14 on: November 03, 2018, 12:45:18 PM »
 :rofl: :rofl: :facepalm:

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Re: The (Unofficial) 30 Day Clutch/Mechanical Pencil Rotation Challenge
« Reply #15 on: November 03, 2018, 04:15:53 PM »
:rofl: :rofl: :facepalm:

 :iagree:

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Re: The (Unofficial) 30 Day Clutch/Mechanical Pencil Rotation Challenge
« Reply #16 on: November 03, 2018, 05:09:01 PM »
Day 2
The Huntsman and the Caran d’Ache Venetian mechanical pencil, which takes a 0.5mm graphite. This is the thinnest I can go down to and even then I sometimes will break the graphite. I don’t have the breaking problem with 0.7mm and larger. This also comes in a .925 sterling silver edition which I never seem to have the money when they pop up for sale. What caught my attention on this one was the design. It looks like sculpted wood to me. And I found it at a excellent price. I still get a little nervous when I hear sirens... :whistle:
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Re: The (Unofficial) 30 Day Clutch/Mechanical Pencil Rotation Challenge
« Reply #17 on: November 03, 2018, 05:10:18 PM »
Very nice pencil  :dd: :like:

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Re: The (Unofficial) 30 Day Clutch/Mechanical Pencil Rotation Challenge
« Reply #19 on: November 03, 2018, 05:40:00 PM »
It looks great!  :cheers:

Hooked, like everyone else. ;)

All hail the hook!

Small knives can do what big knives do, just slower.

My 30 day pen challenge! Pretty(?) Pictures inside:
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Re: The (Unofficial) 30 Day Clutch/Mechanical Pencil Rotation Challenge
« Reply #20 on: November 04, 2018, 03:43:11 PM »
Day 3
The Huntsman and the Caran d’Ache Leman black lacquered gold trimmed mechanical pencil. This is what you would call a fake out...it looks like the regular plastic pencils you can pick up at a lot of places. The second you pick it up, you know something is wrong. With it’s brass body its a heavy weight. The black lacquered finish is really deep. You are holding a quality made instrument. It is what you can expect to get from CdA. When you get done holding and looking it over, you will never look at the regular bodied ones again.

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Re: The (Unofficial) 30 Day Clutch/Mechanical Pencil Rotation Challenge
« Reply #21 on: November 04, 2018, 03:59:06 PM »
 :like: :tu:

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Re: The (Unofficial) 30 Day Clutch/Mechanical Pencil Rotation Challenge
« Reply #22 on: November 05, 2018, 02:24:36 PM »
Day 4
The Huntsman and the SKILCRAFT U.S. Goverment mechanical pencil. This company has a very interesting history. SKILCRAFT is the registered name for the National Industries for the Blind - also known as NIB. President Roosevelt signed into law a bill that allowed the goverment to buy stuff made by blind people. Think this was in the late 30’s. They made janitorial supplies in the beginning. It wasn’t untill 1967 when another manufacturer of the pens made 13 million defective ballpoint pens and SKILCRAFT stepped in and have been making them since. Raised in a military family, these pens and pencils were always in the house. These pencils were my first introduction to a mechanical pencil, untill becoming aquatinted with the clutch pencils. This one a Smokey grey translucent pencil. It is in the 1.15mm graphite size.
« Last Edit: November 05, 2018, 02:37:24 PM by Rapidray »
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Re: The (Unofficial) 30 Day Clutch/Mechanical Pencil Rotation Challenge
« Reply #23 on: November 05, 2018, 02:36:18 PM »
Nice bit of information  :like: :tu:

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Re: The (Unofficial) 30 Day Clutch/Mechanical Pencil Rotation Challenge
« Reply #24 on: November 05, 2018, 03:23:46 PM »
Nice bit of information  :like: :tu:
Oh I know I have forgotten a lot...I think it had to write for a mile or X-amount of pages, which Caran d’Ache says theirs will go thousands of pages. They had temperature requirements also...think it had to work in extremely cold weather and very hot weather. You know the military!
Thanks!  :cheers:
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Re: The (Unofficial) 30 Day Clutch/Mechanical Pencil Rotation Challenge
« Reply #25 on: November 05, 2018, 05:05:52 PM »
Those requirements remind me of the fisher space pens... the refill is apparently rated for 0-g vacuum.

Hooked, like everyone else. ;)

All hail the hook!

Small knives can do what big knives do, just slower.

My 30 day pen challenge! Pretty(?) Pictures inside:
Official 30 Day Pen Challenge!
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Re: The (Unofficial) 30 Day Clutch/Mechanical Pencil Rotation Challenge
« Reply #26 on: November 05, 2018, 06:09:33 PM »
Those requirements remind me of the fisher space pens... the refill is apparently rated for 0-g vacuum.
Yes it is  :tu:  When you are in space every direction is upside down...lol. That is why the shuttle and ISS face earth...they have a point of reference.
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Re: The (Unofficial) 30 Day Clutch/Mechanical Pencil Rotation Challenge
« Reply #27 on: November 05, 2018, 11:11:26 PM »
Those requirements remind me of the fisher space pens... the refill is apparently rated for 0-g vacuum.
Yes it is  :tu:  When you are in space every direction is upside down...lol. That is why the shuttle and ISS face earth...they have a point of reference.
Face the earth? What do you mean?  ??? :D

Hooked, like everyone else. ;)

All hail the hook!

Small knives can do what big knives do, just slower.

My 30 day pen challenge! Pretty(?) Pictures inside:
Official 30 Day Pen Challenge!
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Re: The (Unofficial) 30 Day Clutch/Mechanical Pencil Rotation Challenge
« Reply #28 on: November 05, 2018, 11:43:39 PM »
Those requirements remind me of the fisher space pens... the refill is apparently rated for 0-g vacuum.
Yes it is  :tu:  When you are in space every direction is upside down...lol. That is why the shuttle and ISS face earth...they have a point of reference.
Face the earth? What do you mean?  ??? :D
:cheers:
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Re: The (Unofficial) 30 Day Clutch/Mechanical Pencil Rotation Challenge
« Reply #29 on: November 05, 2018, 11:52:33 PM »
You made me google...
The ISS orbits the Earth every 90 min.
It also spins 4 degrees per min, or 360 degrees per 90 min, so the same side always faces the earth, like the moon does.

I imagine they do that so the solar panels always face away from earth, in the direction the sun tends to be visible from.  :cheers:

Hooked, like everyone else. ;)

All hail the hook!

Small knives can do what big knives do, just slower.

My 30 day pen challenge! Pretty(?) Pictures inside:
Official 30 Day Pen Challenge!

 

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