What Makes a Pencil Good or Bad? – Wood Quality

This is the second in a multi-part series. You can read the first post here.   I have never been a woodworker, nor do I have much experience in different wood qualities, but I have watched Parks and Recreation in its entirety multiple times, and in it, through Ron Swanson I have learned to appreciate … Continue reading What Makes a Pencil Good or Bad? – Wood Quality

Palomino Blackwing/Blackwing 73 – Review

One of my favorite things about the Blackwing line of pencils is their Blackwing Volumes, a limited edition, quarterly release of a pencil. Usually these are tributes to artists, significant events, and places. My favorite of these is the Blackwing 24, the tribute to John Steinbeck. This previous summer, Palomino released the Blackwing 73, a … Continue reading Palomino Blackwing/Blackwing 73 – Review