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Old 12-13-2011, 12:41 AM   #1
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Who makes the best pencils?
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For what use?

Framing, finish, drawing, writing?

Or you just looking for a new lead for your pencil???

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new lead for your pencil???
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Maybe you need to be introduced to the chubby :
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Depot's are not bad. I like Menards as a store, but drop a pencil from them and all the lead breaks. Irwin makes a nice pencil. The best I got from another GC who had them printed up locally. Don't know who made them, but I couldn't keep them in the bag for all the thieves, I mean carpenters, on site.
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Maybe you need to be introduced to the chubby :
I didn't know you had a Chubby? Man that must be nice. I am still waiting for the chance to just see a Chubby. Would be awesome to see one in action.
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I get the Bic pens at costco 9 dozen for 7$ you do the math. Great for finish, thin clear line and the tip never breaks and when they run out of ink I toss em a few pennies each I keep 4or 5 things to wright with in my bags most of the time
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90% of all pencils I try suck. Best over a 5-7 year period? Craftsman
I wonder who makes those?

Honestly. The best one are the free ones.
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I have never thought about it. I get all mine for free! Banks, lumber yards, vendors..... I don't think I've bought a pencil in almost 20 years! Well, not quite true. I do buy mechanical pencils now and then which I use on the "finer" projects, such as cabinets and built-ins. Mostly I use a mechanical drafting pencil with a lead that can be sharpened.
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I didn't know you had a Chubby? Man that must be nice. I am still waiting for the chance to just see a Chubby. Would be awesome to see one in action.
You wanna see the chubby in action? Still in Plainfield this week?

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I have never thought about it. I get all mine for free! Banks, lumber yards, vendors..... I don't think I've bought a pencil in almost 20 years! Well, not quite true. I do buy mechanical pencils now and then which I use on the "finer" projects, such as cabinets and built-ins. Mostly I use a mechanical drafting pencil with a lead that can be sharpened.
Over 30 years and I can't remember buying pencils. Every lumber load I get delivered, I get pencils. And they are decent too.
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Rexel Blackedge Hard or Staedtler Hard, anything else aggravates me way too much with broken leads and crappy wood. I tried one of those chatahootche builders pencils but I prefer a real pencil.
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I still have a couple of boxes of good 'ol carpenters pencils in the shop.

Although a tad aggravating to get used to...the mechanical pencils are great for finish & cabinet work.
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You wanna see the chubby in action? Still in Plainfield this week?

Sure! You buying the beer after or am I?
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We can have Ron bring the smokes and make an afternoon................oh god this has gone too far.


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We can have Ron bring the smokes and make an afternoon................oh god this has gone too far.


I wouldn't touch that comment with a 10' chubby!

But seriously, when are we going out again. I could use a night out!

Thursday?
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Have to see. I'm working on signing a job on 95th & 59. Some good meeting places over there.
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Have to see. I'm working on signing a job on 95th & 59. Some good meeting places over there.
Heck yeah there are! Let me know.
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You got it!

Sorry...back to pencils
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I need to learn how to get free pencils more often. Anyone want to send me some?

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