This is part 3 in a 4 part series. You can read part 1 and part 2. One of the things that drew me to pencils in the first place is the fact that they can erase. I am prone to making many mistakes, mixed with a desire to have neat, clean pages. I hate … Continue reading What Makes a Pencil Good or Bad? – Erasers
While I work on some new reviews and other things, I wanted to rank my favorite pencils that I have reviewed since coming back from the summer break! Baron Fig Archer - One of the not-so-new-but-new-to-me pencils that I have used in the last few months, these stand out above the rest. You can get … Continue reading Top 3 Recent Favorites
I have written about the Blackwing Volumes before, and here I am talking about them again! I am not a subscriber to them, so I do not get them as early as some of the other people who have had their reviews up for almost a week. I wait until I see what the edition … Continue reading Blackwing Volumes 1 – Review
First impressions. Review to come next week!
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
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
My first introduction to different types of pencil graphite hardnesses was from the show Full House. There is an episode where DJ is preparing to take the SAT, and the night before she has a nightmare that she shows up to the test with her #2 pencils, and what is actually required is a #4 … Continue reading What makes a pencil good or bad? – Graphite Cores