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james newell

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Materials Issues
« on: 24 September, 2019, 12:23:23 am »
Hi

I have been using a .7 blue line lead with mechanical pencil for a number of years now and I found his the best way to pencil for inks.

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However, the lead brakes so often it is quite wasteful & frustrating, does anyone else use these tools and have a solution other than going back to gray pencil lead (which appears to be stronger) that needs to be erased after inks?

thanks

james

Lorenzo

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Re: Materials Issues
« Reply #1 on: 24 September, 2019, 12:02:30 pm »
You may like to give the Faber-Castell TK-Fine Vario pencil a whirl. If you twist the finger grip, it adjusts how firmly the lead is gripped by the propelling bit of the pencil. Soft - a bit floppy, and Hard - a bit firmer  :o It works for engineering drawing/sketching anyway and it might stop you wasting your leads!

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Re: Materials Issues
« Reply #2 on: 24 September, 2019, 03:03:09 pm »
thanks Lorenzo, will give it a go and see if things improve.
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