The Pen Addict is a weekly fix for all things stationery. Pens, pencils, paper, ink – you name it, and Brad Dowdy and Myke Hurley are into it. Join as they geek out over the analog tools they love so dearly.



#152: A Hot Mess of a Pencil

April 27th, 2015 · 60 minutes

We take a break from your regularly scheduled pen talk to bring you all of the mechanical pencil info you will ever need! Brad talks about his likes, dislikes, and some pencils that just don't cut it at all.

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Links and Show Notes

Mac Power Users - Relay FM
An Objectionable Practice — Fountain Pen Economics
Weekend Reading . . . UPDATE: All FPN Issues Resolved — The Gentleman Stationer
Analog(ue) #37: The Times are Changing - Relay FM
Marriage Registers and Certificates: A Note from the Registry - PDF
Ecclesiastical Stationery Supplies Registrars Ink Blue-Black With Iron-Gall
Uni Kuru Toga Auto Lead Rotation Mechanical Pencils - Roulette Series - 0.5 mm -
Rotring 600 Drafting Pencils (0.35 mm, 0.5 mm, 0.7 mm) -
Uni Shift Pipe Lock Drafting Pencils (0.3 mm, 0.4 mm, 0.5 mm, 0.7 mm, 0.9 mm) -
Pentel Sharp Drafting Pencils (0.5 mm, 0.7 mm, 0.9 mm) -
Pentel Graph Gear 1000 Mechanical Drafting Pencils -
Pentel Sharp Kerry Mechanical Pencils (0.5 mm, 0.7 mm) -
Retro 51 Hex-O-Matic Mechanical Pencils - 0.7 mm -
Tombow Olno Body Knock Mechanical Pencils - 0.5 mm -
Tombow Mono Graph Shaker Mechanical Pencils -
Pilot Delful Double Knock Mechanical Pencils - 0.5 mm -
Rotring 800 Drafting Pencils (0.5 mm, 0.7 mm) -
The Erasable Podcast
Rotring 800+ Mechanical Pencil Review — The Pen Addict
Ohto Super Promecha 1500P Mechanical Drafting Pencils (0.3 mm, 0.4 mm, 0.5 mm, 0.7 mm, 0.9 mm) -
Zebra Tect 2way & Tect 2way 1000 Drafting Pencils (0.3 mm, 0.5 mm, 0.7 mm) -
Staedtler 925-25 Silver Series Drafting Pencils (0.3 mm, 0.5 mm, 0.7 mm, 0.9 mm) -
Pilot G-2 Mini Mechanical Pencil - 0.7 mm - Black - Pack of 3 -