The Pen Addict

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.

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#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 - JetPens.com
Rotring 600 Drafting Pencils (0.35 mm, 0.5 mm, 0.7 mm) - JetPens.com
Uni Shift Pipe Lock Drafting Pencils (0.3 mm, 0.4 mm, 0.5 mm, 0.7 mm, 0.9 mm) - JetPens.com
Pentel Sharp Drafting Pencils (0.5 mm, 0.7 mm, 0.9 mm) - JetPens.com
Pentel Graph Gear 1000 Mechanical Drafting Pencils - JetPens.com
Pentel Sharp Kerry Mechanical Pencils (0.5 mm, 0.7 mm) - JetPens.com
Retro 51 Hex-O-Matic Mechanical Pencils - 0.7 mm - JetPens.com
Tombow Olno Body Knock Mechanical Pencils - 0.5 mm - JetPens.com
Tombow Mono Graph Shaker Mechanical Pencils - JetPens.com
Pilot Delful Double Knock Mechanical Pencils - 0.5 mm - JetPens.com
Rotring 800 Drafting Pencils (0.5 mm, 0.7 mm) - JetPens.com
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) - JetPens.com
Zebra Tect 2way & Tect 2way 1000 Drafting Pencils (0.3 mm, 0.5 mm, 0.7 mm) - JetPens.com
Staedtler 925-25 Silver Series Drafting Pencils (0.3 mm, 0.5 mm, 0.7 mm, 0.9 mm) - JetPens.com
Pilot G-2 Mini Mechanical Pencil - 0.7 mm - Black - Pack of 3 - JetPens.com