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Mechanical Pencils 8336

Zombie Apprentice Posts: 11,341
Re: Mechanical Pencils
« Reply #90 on: December 11, 2018, 03:45:59 AM »
I have the pics and will try to get them on in the morning :cheers:

The one with the lead type selector is a Helix :salute: and I have the Alvin lead holder pic as well :tu:
Excellent  :like: :rofl:
Global Moderator He Who Has The Most Nuts, Wins! Posts: 55,787
Re: Mechanical Pencils
« Reply #91 on: December 11, 2018, 12:31:33 PM »
Here is a pic of the Helix with the lead type indicator :cheers:



Here is the Alvin and I didn't realize that this one was made in Italy :tu: Has this cool red top and all :like:



The Helix has a sharpener in the cap but I forget now if the Alvin has one in the red cap :facepalm: and of course it is at home and will be several hours before I can check it now :ahhh

 :D
Zombie Apprentice Posts: 11,341
Re: Mechanical Pencils
« Reply #92 on: December 11, 2018, 03:15:32 PM »
Here is a pic of the Helix with the lead type indicator :cheers:

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Here is the Alvin and I didn't realize that this one was made in Italy :tu: Has this cool red top and all :like:

(Image removed from quote.)

The Helix has a sharpener in the cap but I forget now if the Alvin has one in the red cap :facepalm: and of course it is at home and will be several hours before I can check it now :ahhh

 :D
Nice set you have there! 2mm is my favorite!  :like: :tu:
Zombie Apprentice Posts: 11,341
Re: Mechanical Pencils
« Reply #93 on: December 11, 2018, 03:24:18 PM »
Here is my Spoke 4 in 0.7mm. The company makes these in different material. They use the time proven Pentel 200 series guts because they work so well. The end result is a even better mechanical pencil.
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Re: Mechanical Pencils
« Reply #94 on: December 11, 2018, 05:50:48 PM »
Those 2.0 pencils are nice, the pic of mine is on the last page, yeah they have the sharpener in the cap but the trick to keeping them sharp is to spin the pencil as your doing whatever,
JR

"The-Mad-Plumbarian" The Punisher Of Pipes!!! JR
Global Moderator He Who Has The Most Nuts, Wins! Posts: 55,787
Re: Mechanical Pencils
« Reply #95 on: December 12, 2018, 02:32:21 AM »
Thanks guys :hatsoff: I do enjoy a good pencil :tu: that 0.7 is nice and Pentel makes some great stuff :like:
Zombie Apprentice Posts: 11,341
Re: Mechanical Pencils
« Reply #96 on: December 14, 2018, 04:08:31 AM »
A Caran d’Ache Ecridor 2mm Artist pencil...the refills I found in Texas while visiting my sister.
Global Moderator He Who Has The Most Nuts, Wins! Posts: 55,787
Re: Mechanical Pencils
« Reply #97 on: December 14, 2018, 05:02:10 AM »
I love the texture of that pencil :dd: so very cool 8) :like:
Zombie Apprentice Posts: 11,341
Re: Mechanical Pencils
« Reply #98 on: December 14, 2018, 05:45:36 PM »
I love the texture of that pencil :dd: so very cool 8) :like:
Texture...this one is probably a winner in that...the Cd’A Ivanhoe...it is a metal chain mall...hence it’s name. Strictly home or office use only.
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Re: Mechanical Pencils
« Reply #99 on: December 14, 2018, 07:31:48 PM »
I love the texture of that pencil :dd: so very cool 8) :like:
Texture...this one is probably a winner in that...the Cd’A Ivanhoe...it is a metal chain mall...hence it’s name. Strictly home or office use only.

I can see why. With me, it would be home only. Wouldn't wanna risk (someone) loosing it (for me).

 :drool: :drool:

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Zombie Apprentice Posts: 11,341
Re: Mechanical Pencils
« Reply #100 on: December 14, 2018, 08:03:40 PM »
I love the texture of that pencil :dd: so very cool 8) :like:
Texture...this one is probably a winner in that...the Cd’A Ivanhoe...it is a metal chain mall...hence it’s name. Strictly home or office use only.

I can see why. With me, it would be home only. Wouldn't wanna risk (someone) loosing it (for me).

 :drool: :drool:
Thank you!
Your last sentence was so well said!  :like: :tu:
I have always had my mechanical pencils on the affordable end...untill this one...then it was all down hill after that...especially when I started finding them available in the 2mm clutch pencils.  :cheers:
Global Moderator He Who Has The Most Nuts, Wins! Posts: 55,787
Re: Mechanical Pencils
« Reply #101 on: December 15, 2018, 12:18:28 AM »
Oh wow  :ahhh :drool: that Ivanhoe is just so swish :dd: love that one a lot :o :like:
Global Moderator He Who Has The Most Nuts, Wins! Posts: 55,787
Re: Mechanical Pencils
« Reply #102 on: December 15, 2018, 12:20:40 AM »
The end of this no name 2mm I have has a brass clutch which is surprising as some of my others have a plastic clutch :ahhh this so far has been a really nice pencil that has had no drawbacks that I can see :like:
Zombie Apprentice Posts: 11,341
Re: Mechanical Pencils
« Reply #103 on: December 15, 2018, 01:01:02 AM »
Oh wow  :ahhh :drool: that Ivanhoe is just so swish :dd: love that one a lot :o :like:
My same reaction when I first saw one!  :rofl:

The end of this no name 2mm I have has a brass clutch which is surprising as some of my others have a plastic clutch :ahhh this so far has been a really nice pencil that has had no drawbacks that I can see :like:
Not bad at all! Many years of service to come then.  :like: :tu:
No Life Club Posts: 1,271
Re: Mechanical Pencils
« Reply #104 on: December 15, 2018, 07:21:22 PM »
I've used a fair bit of mechanical pencils over the years. Most easily forgotten and or lost. Some have survived though:

I like the Staedtlers and have a few in different sizes of those. I also bought a Pentel Graphgear 500 at some point, but the hexagonal shape is somehow just not my thing. By a mistake I got sent a Uni Shift some years ago. That one is nice, and especially to just drop in a pocket or similar as it protects its point when not in use. My current favorite is the Uni Kura Toga though. Not because of its constant rotating of the lead inside, but because of its slightly dampened or springy lead point. I guess a side effect of the rotating mechanism, but I find it weirdly pleasant. I can't seem to find it in thicker styles than 0.5 though.

For the few times I use color I find useful to have the mechanical pencil itself in the same color, so I got a few Pilot Color Enos for that. 


"If only simple wasn't so hard" - me
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Zombie Apprentice Posts: 11,341
Re: Mechanical Pencils
« Reply #105 on: December 16, 2018, 01:46:32 AM »
Was in Tampa today visiting the grandkids and stoped by the storage shed and found a certain car and was asked if I found it, to get some photos. Here is the Caran d’Ache Ecridor Type 55 pencil and rollerball...The pencil is 0.7mm graphite...another one that stays at the house.
Zombie Apprentice Posts: 11,341
Re: Mechanical Pencils
« Reply #106 on: December 16, 2018, 01:52:39 AM »
I've used a fair bit of mechanical pencils over the years. Most easily forgotten and or lost. Some have survived though:

I like the Staedtlers and have a few in different sizes of those. I also bought a Pentel Graphgear 500 at some point, but the hexagonal shape is somehow just not my thing. By a mistake I got sent a Uni Shift some years ago. That one is nice, and especially to just drop in a pocket or similar as it protects its point when not in use. My current favorite is the Uni Kura Toga though. Not because of its constant rotating of the lead inside, but because of its slightly dampened or springy lead point. I guess a side effect of the rotating mechanism, but I find it weirdly pleasant. I can't seem to find it in thicker styles than 0.5 though.

For the few times I use color I find useful to have the mechanical pencil itself in the same color, so I got a few Pilot Color Enos for that.
Nice selection there!
No Life Club Posts: 1,015
Re: Mechanical Pencils
« Reply #107 on: December 16, 2018, 02:50:30 AM »
In the center is my first "real" mechanical pencil, a Faber-Castell LockTite that I used in the mid 70s when taking a drafting class in high school.  To the left is the sharpener.
In front is the .5mm that I upgraded to in the late 70s, a Berol Turquoise.  I still use that one to this day.
In the back is a recent acquisition, a Pentel Click Eraser.

- Steve
Global Moderator He Who Has The Most Nuts, Wins! Posts: 55,787
Re: Mechanical Pencils
« Reply #108 on: December 16, 2018, 05:36:31 AM »
Some really great looking pencils Vidar :like: Staedtler is a great brand and I have a few lead holders of theirs :tu: I have been looking at getting a 0.7mm silver one :cheers:

Also I have seen the Kura Toga in 0.7mm as well, so good luck in your search for one :salute:

Sweet pic Ray :drool: Cool writing equipment and cool car 8) :like:

smiller, I love that old Faber Castell as well :dd: it has a vintage look but still looks to be in very nice shape :o :like: I have used Turquoise lead but don't believe I have ever used their pencils :think: :like:
No Life Club Posts: 1,271
Re: Mechanical Pencils
« Reply #109 on: December 16, 2018, 05:44:51 AM »
Also I have seen the Kura Toga in 0.7mm as well, so good luck in your search for one :salute:

Ah, so there really is such a beast? Thanks for the confirmation - not knowing if it even existed the search has been a bit half hearted. :tu:

"If only simple wasn't so hard" - me
(Partial disclosure: I design tools for a living).
Global Moderator He Who Has The Most Nuts, Wins! Posts: 55,787
Re: Mechanical Pencils
« Reply #110 on: December 16, 2018, 04:06:45 PM »
Also I have seen the Kuru Toga in 0.7mm as well, so good luck in your search for one :salute:

Ah, so there really is such a beast? Thanks for the confirmation - not knowing if it even existed the search has been a bit half hearted. :tu:

If this takes you to the correct Amazon link here it is :cheers:

Kuru Toga 0.7mm Pencil
Global Moderator He Who Has The Most Nuts, Wins! Posts: 55,787
Re: Mechanical Pencils
« Reply #111 on: December 16, 2018, 04:07:23 PM »
On a side note I have the 0.5mm and am also wanting the 0.7mm version ::) :D
Zombie Apprentice Posts: 11,341
Re: Mechanical Pencils
« Reply #112 on: December 16, 2018, 04:31:30 PM »
The link is working! And saved  :like: :tu:
No Life Club Posts: 1,271
Re: Mechanical Pencils
« Reply #113 on: December 16, 2018, 05:20:46 PM »
If this takes you to the correct Amazon link here it is :cheers:

Kuru Toga 0.7mm Pencil

Thanks! :tu:

Searching Amazong huh? What a concept. Why didn't I think of that?  :dunno:  :cheers:

"If only simple wasn't so hard" - me
(Partial disclosure: I design tools for a living).
Global Moderator He Who Has The Most Nuts, Wins! Posts: 55,787
Re: Mechanical Pencils
« Reply #114 on: December 16, 2018, 07:55:33 PM »
 :hatsoff:

 :D
Zombie Apprentice Posts: 11,341
Re: Mechanical Pencils
« Reply #115 on: December 17, 2018, 05:11:41 PM »
Now being raised up in the military these were always around. My first mechanical pencil. This color came out way later. They are a translucent gray or smoke color. These are put together by blind people. The graphite is 1.1mm so just about never breaks when you write with it.
Global Moderator He Who Has The Most Nuts, Wins! Posts: 55,787
Re: Mechanical Pencils
« Reply #116 on: December 17, 2018, 05:18:10 PM »
Very cool Ray :o don't guess I have ever saw these at all :think: thanks for sharing the pic :salute: :like:
Zombie Apprentice Posts: 11,341
Re: Mechanical Pencils
« Reply #117 on: December 19, 2018, 03:56:36 PM »
A Caran d’Ache Fixpencil 44...a very nice artist clutch pencil that is long enough in length that you can still hold while working or adjusting/rotating your paper.
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Re: Mechanical Pencils
« Reply #118 on: December 19, 2018, 09:20:07 PM »
I'm a maker, I don't use plans for anything. Here is my favorite pencil, Gerber with .5 lead. I use it for marking where I will cut of bend. The lead is kind of expensive @ $6 for 3 pieces, but it works fantastic for my needs.  :tu:
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Zombie Apprentice Posts: 11,341
Re: Mechanical Pencils
« Reply #119 on: December 19, 2018, 11:29:30 PM »
 Where is the graphite???  I have never seen this one before. Thanks

 

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