Friday, January 23, 2009

Rotating Lead Pencil

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Check this out! A mechanical pencil that rotates constantly to get an even wear on the lead! Amazing idea, and if you, like me, use these things all the time, you will understand why that is a good thing.

So why am I not buying it?

Because as an artist, I need multiple kinds of tips to produce artwork. I use a sharp edge for line work and a soft worn down angle for shading. Over the years I've learned to manipulate the lead to get whatever kind of tip I need. I do waste lead this way, but not that much and the stuff comes cheap- plus it's a great result.

But I'm sure it's awesome for writing!

1 comment:

  1. Another reason not to buy it:
    Companies stop making specialty products like this after a while. If you become dependent on them, it can be hard going back to the materials you used before. Basic wood and graphite pencils will ALWAYS be around. :)

    And if you want to get further into pencil geekery, look up the legendary Blackwing pencils. And see what they go for on eBay.