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post #21 of 21 Old 11-13-2016, 11:21 AM
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I have always hated carpenters pencils, I bought a box of plain old yellow #2 at Walmart for 1.99 and a old school crank sharpener. There were 50 in the box so there are plenty laying around and always one in reach.


When my grandmother passed away we found a case of old mechanical pencils in a drawer. She was a executive secretary up til 1 month before she died at 82. My brother and I split the case and I have been using them on projects lately. They make fine clean lines. The lead is a little fragile for use on rough lumber but after it has been planned and ready for final cuts they work great. Plus feels like a little nod to G'ma every time I use one.


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