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The (Unofficial) 30 Day Clutch/Mechanical Pencil Rotation Challenge 1249

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Re: The (Unofficial) 30 Day Clutch/Mechanical Pencil Rotation Challenge
« Reply #30 on: November 06, 2018, 01:32:42 AM »
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:
Sorry! Yes, there used to be a program that NASA has to track the ISS and you type in your location and it will tell you when you can see it in the night sky...sometimes you can get a 3 minute window and its like a shooting star at night but way slower.
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Re: The (Unofficial) 30 Day Clutch/Mechanical Pencil Rotation Challenge
« Reply #31 on: November 06, 2018, 03:06:06 PM »
Day 5
The Huntsman and the Caran d’Ache Ecridor in 1.15mm graphite. Now the Ecridor line, IIFC, is their flagship line. This model I believe is from the 60’s. What I liked on this was the graphite size is the same as the U.S. Military from yesterdays carry. The other thing that caught my attention on this one was it is 0.800 sterling silver. It is my first silver pencil. I do have another...but that one is planned for Thanksgiving day, you will see/understand why then. Carry’s very well in the shirt pocket and fun to use.
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Re: The (Unofficial) 30 Day Clutch/Mechanical Pencil Rotation Challenge
« Reply #32 on: November 06, 2018, 03:14:55 PM »
That’s a very nice pencil  :dd: :like:

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Re: The (Unofficial) 30 Day Clutch/Mechanical Pencil Rotation Challenge
« Reply #33 on: November 06, 2018, 03:17:11 PM »
That’s a very nice pencil  :dd: :like:
Thanks, and you right, it is nice!  :cheers:
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Re: The (Unofficial) 30 Day Clutch/Mechanical Pencil Rotation Challenge
« Reply #34 on: November 07, 2018, 01:31:46 AM »
No way I can last a full month (also... It'd be a different sak everyday :D) but I'll keep an eye on this thread!

Small tribute though...


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Re: The (Unofficial) 30 Day Clutch/Mechanical Pencil Rotation Challenge
« Reply #35 on: November 07, 2018, 05:09:25 AM »
No way I can last a full month (also... It'd be a different sak everyday :D) but I'll keep an eye on this thread!

Small tribute though...



Thanks for the tribute! I love it!  :cheers: :hatsoff:
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Re: The (Unofficial) 30 Day Clutch/Mechanical Pencil Rotation Challenge
« Reply #36 on: November 07, 2018, 12:19:44 PM »
Very nice indeed  :tu: :like:

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Re: The (Unofficial) 30 Day Clutch/Mechanical Pencil Rotation Challenge
« Reply #37 on: November 07, 2018, 02:45:26 PM »
Day 6
The Huntsman and the Caran d’Ache Fixpencil 3. The Fixpencil 3 is a metal bodied 3mm graphite pencil. This one is a clutch pencil and a writer and great artist pencil. Because it will take a great point I can still use it for writing and makes a great drawing pencil. While it is one of my newer buys, I wish I had bought one sooner. It is a little bit longer and that makes it balance out nice in my hand. Because this pulls double duty, it is a winner!
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Re: The (Unofficial) 30 Day Clutch/Mechanical Pencil Rotation Challenge
« Reply #38 on: November 07, 2018, 03:21:11 PM »
Nice  :like: :tu:

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Re: The (Unofficial) 30 Day Clutch/Mechanical Pencil Rotation Challenge
« Reply #39 on: November 07, 2018, 03:49:19 PM »
Nice  :like: :tu:
Thanks...and thanks for suggesting this rotation challenge.  :hatsoff:
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Re: The (Unofficial) 30 Day Clutch/Mechanical Pencil Rotation Challenge
« Reply #40 on: November 07, 2018, 04:15:01 PM »
Nice  :like: :tu:
Thanks...and thanks for suggesting this rotation challenge.  :hatsoff:
You’re welcome  :hatsoff:
You are making this a good challenge  :cheers: :like:

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Re: The (Unofficial) 30 Day Clutch/Mechanical Pencil Rotation Challenge
« Reply #41 on: November 08, 2018, 02:25:05 PM »
Day 7
The Huntsman and the Rotring Rapid Pro 2.0mm. Rotring is a German company, originally, that is made in Japan, and is now owned by Newell Brands here in the United States. Some of the older German made Rotring bring some big money on the used market. This one is a fix pencil design where you depress the cap and only a small amount of graphite come out. All the Rotring will have the red ring some where on the writing instruments. Rotring means red ring. These are well made pencils.
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Re: The (Unofficial) 30 Day Clutch/Mechanical Pencil Rotation Challenge
« Reply #42 on: November 08, 2018, 02:30:40 PM »
Love the information you give for each pencil  :tu: :like:

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Re: The (Unofficial) 30 Day Clutch/Mechanical Pencil Rotation Challenge
« Reply #43 on: November 08, 2018, 02:41:12 PM »
Love the information you give for each pencil  :tu: :like:
Thanks! Writing instruments, more so on the clutch and mechanical pencils, have always interested me.  :cheers:
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Re: The (Unofficial) 30 Day Clutch/Mechanical Pencil Rotation Challenge
« Reply #44 on: November 09, 2018, 03:32:48 PM »
Day 8
The Huntsman and the Rotring 800+. Now this is a 0.5mm graphite, twist action top which will extend and retract the graphite. The plus, which is the +, is the styles on the pencil. I used the 800+ for over 2 years every day at work. It would get used daily and is the one that I handed to the customers to sign the work completed order on the IPad. Talk about a conversation starter, this is one that will do it. I even had one take it to the computer, asked where I got it, went there and ordered one.
I wished it was in a 2mm and if they ever do, I will get one. Since I have retired, so has this one.
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Re: The (Unofficial) 30 Day Clutch/Mechanical Pencil Rotation Challenge
« Reply #45 on: November 09, 2018, 03:36:35 PM »
Nice pic  :like: :tu:

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Re: The (Unofficial) 30 Day Clutch/Mechanical Pencil Rotation Challenge
« Reply #46 on: November 10, 2018, 04:14:43 PM »
Day 9
The Huntsman and the L. & C. Hardtmuth model 48. Now this is a very old company. 1790’s when it first started. This one is both wood and metal. This model is even earlier than the common mechanical and clutch pencils. To adjust the graphite on these, you have to unscrew the front and adjust the graphite to the length you want and then screw it down. With the 5.6mm graphite this is more for the artist. I believe this model, because it is from the USA places it later in the 1950’s.
I actually bought this one from a seller in Russia. I would love to know how it on earth did it wind up over there! The box it came in definitely took all the beating and protected this model from damage.
« Last Edit: November 10, 2018, 04:17:01 PM by Rapidray »
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Re: The (Unofficial) 30 Day Clutch/Mechanical Pencil Rotation Challenge
« Reply #47 on: November 10, 2018, 04:17:45 PM »
I like the 5.6mm graphite you don’t see that often :like:

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Re: The (Unofficial) 30 Day Clutch/Mechanical Pencil Rotation Challenge
« Reply #48 on: November 10, 2018, 04:28:29 PM »
I like the 5.6mm graphite you don’t see that often :like:
Oh, I have a couple of 5.6mm ones...  :whistle:
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Re: The (Unofficial) 30 Day Clutch/Mechanical Pencil Rotation Challenge
« Reply #49 on: November 10, 2018, 04:36:17 PM »
I like the 5.6mm graphite you don’t see that often :like:
Oh, I have a couple of 5.6mm ones...  :whistle:
:rofl: you would have  :rofl:

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Re: The (Unofficial) 30 Day Clutch/Mechanical Pencil Rotation Challenge
« Reply #50 on: November 10, 2018, 04:40:08 PM »
I like the 5.6mm graphite you don’t see that often :like:
Oh, I have a couple of 5.6mm ones...  :whistle:
:rofl: you would have  :rofl:
Guilty as charged!  :rofl:
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Re: The (Unofficial) 30 Day Clutch/Mechanical Pencil Rotation Challenge
« Reply #51 on: November 10, 2018, 04:45:44 PM »
I like the 5.6mm graphite you don’t see that often :like:
Oh, I have a couple of 5.6mm ones...  :whistle:
:rofl: you would have  :rofl:
Guilty as charged!  :rofl:
Are they different models or are they the same  :think: :tu:

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Re: The (Unofficial) 30 Day Clutch/Mechanical Pencil Rotation Challenge
« Reply #52 on: November 10, 2018, 04:58:34 PM »
I like the 5.6mm graphite you don’t see that often :like:
Oh, I have a couple of 5.6mm ones...  :whistle:
:rofl: you would have  :rofl:
Guilty as charged!  :rofl:
Are they different models or are they the same  :think: :tu:
Different ones, by different makers...you will see  :cheers:
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Re: The (Unofficial) 30 Day Clutch/Mechanical Pencil Rotation Challenge
« Reply #53 on: November 10, 2018, 05:05:40 PM »
Excellent look forward to see your other ones  :popcorn: :tu:

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Re: The (Unofficial) 30 Day Clutch/Mechanical Pencil Rotation Challenge
« Reply #54 on: November 11, 2018, 02:48:05 PM »
Day 10
The Huntsman and the L. & C. Hardmuth Koh-i-noor model 5648. It is a 5.6mm graphite clutch pencil. This one is from the 1960’s. The Koh-i-noor name helps on the dating. It is the same size and length as yesterdays model 48. They are also my oldest 5.6mm pencils I have.
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Re: The (Unofficial) 30 Day Clutch/Mechanical Pencil Rotation Challenge
« Reply #55 on: November 11, 2018, 03:46:01 PM »
Nice is all of the pencil made from aluminium  :think: :tu:

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Re: The (Unofficial) 30 Day Clutch/Mechanical Pencil Rotation Challenge
« Reply #56 on: November 11, 2018, 03:52:51 PM »
Nice is all of the pencil made from aluminium  :think: :tu:
Aluminum, brass, sterling silver, wood with the metal parts, or good old plastic. There is the Spoke company that uses titanium bodies  :tu:
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Re: The (Unofficial) 30 Day Clutch/Mechanical Pencil Rotation Challenge
« Reply #57 on: November 11, 2018, 04:01:29 PM »
Thanks  :cheers: :like:

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Re: The (Unofficial) 30 Day Clutch/Mechanical Pencil Rotation Challenge
« Reply #58 on: November 11, 2018, 04:04:32 PM »
Not a problem  :cheers:
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Re: The (Unofficial) 30 Day Clutch/Mechanical Pencil Rotation Challenge
« Reply #59 on: November 11, 2018, 04:18:03 PM »
Never thought that there would
be so many different pencils :D

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