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In the spirit of a similar topic elsewhere...

 

I added a vintage Sheaffer mechanical pencil to my watchlist. The buyer contacted me offering a lower price. I didn't need it...but pressed the "accept" button before I stopped to think. Under $10, so I'm happy.

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Caran d'Ache Alfredo Häberli limited edition Fixpencil in plum.

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Craft Design Technology Kerry in 0,5mm, which was on E-bay. Great pencil.

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I'm a long-time fountain pen user (hence joining this forum!) but very new to the world of mechanical pencils. I've jumped straight in by ordering a Kuru Toga Roulette and Pentel Kerry (both 0.5mm with a box of Ain Stein 2B lead).

 

Do people here tend to use mechanical pencils for specific purposes (drawing, draughtsmanship, mathematics..)? Or are there any other generalist users here?

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Not really impulsive so much as a necessity.... :headsmack:

I seem to have misplaced the bag with my drawing/drafting tools in my house, and had to replace them all recently, including the lead holder and lead pointer.  So I now have a brand new Staedtler-Mars lead holder and a partial pack of Berol Turquoise 2H leads (the lead holder and sharpener came from the local Dick Blick, and the leads from a thrift store specializing in arts and crafts supplies and cost me a buck (the leads will last me a couple of years at least).

Wasn't till I got to where I was going to be using them a couple of weeks ago that I realized I'm still going to have to go back and get a proportion wheel, and maybe some right triangles triangles, but I've gotten pretty much everything I need for the moment.  

Of course, as somebody said, "Well, now that you've bought them, the old ones will turn up...."

Ruth Morrisson aka inkstainedruth

"It's very nice, but frankly, when I signed that list for a P-51, what I had in mind was a fountain pen."

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Another vintage Shaffer in silver (white dot). I'm also enabling a colleague at work - gave him a Zebra M301 that he liked then a vintage Sheaffer, which he is currently using and enjoying! 

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Its been a while since I bought stationery, I need to slowwww downn. 

At the peyton street pens pen posse, I may have went a bit overboard in the free bins. Plus towards the end there was still a lot left. I think my fave from the bunch would be a Whalever-sharp, It needed quite the cleaning. Slencils are a close second. Find graphite sizes for them is a struggle but I dont use them that much anyways. I tried to fix a few of the pens but broke quite a few trying to, I experimented with 3d printing ink sacks but the flex filament I use was too tough and I broke the lever. I tried to 3d print a new lever but doing small details on FDM is hard. I break lots of stuff trying to fix them, its a learning experience haha. 

 

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Maped 2B (12pk).

 

I have no need for any more but usually buy anything on sale/clearance, just for variety.

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