Friday, July 6th, 2012

Friday Link Share

Stephanie

I really like this pencil but I think I’ve broken it or are missing a piece. I put it back together in what I think is the right order, but it doesn’t seem to work. If you look at the silver front part, there is what looks like a pen tip sticking out. I believe this is where the lead should come out but that tip thing just slides in and out without grabbing a hold of the lead. Any suggestions?

I accidentally missed last week’s  monthly Link Share post so I’ve gathered a few for you today.

Stay cool!

Shades of Orange at A Penchant for Paper

Earl Shaffer’s Little Black Notebook at Notebook Stories

Workspace for epic cartoons at Well-Appointed Desk

A new approach at Nordljus

J. Herbin Fountain Pen Cleaning Solution at Inkophile

Sun in a Jar: DIY Solar Lamp, Aglow with Awesome
at Web Urbanist

Musgrave Test Scoring 100 Pencil at Little Flower Petals

Guest Review: Sailor HighAce Neo Fountain Pen at The Pen Addict

Stad Compass with Mechanical Pencil .5mm at Office Supply Geek

8 Reasons Why Summer Is a Great Time to Job Hunt at Mashable

Knock Knock at Good Pens

The shark-infested mailbox continues at Missive Maven

FP101 – Ink Cartridges at Ink Nouveau

One Sentence You Shouldn’t Forget in a Job Interview Followup Letter at Life Hacker


6 thoughts on “Friday Link Share

  1. There are several mechanical and wooden pencil forums and blogs similar to our fountain pen and notebook blogs. I don’t have all my bookmarks on my iPad but look for “Dave’s Mechanical Pencils” or something like that.

    The device at the front is variously known as a stabilizer; it just supports the lead and is not part of the feed. Can you push the lead through the thing? If not, there’s a chunk of busted lead jammed in there. Some mech pencil eraser modules have a needle attached to them. That’s what it’s for.

    The most common lead feed issue is using the wrong sized lead. The same size leads from different mfrs can jam some pencils. The clutch that pushes the lead is designed to slide over the lead before it crushes it to dust if it jams but, as you might imagine, the mechanism is not very precise. You may have a damaged clutch that just no longer grabs the lead.

  2. There are several mechanical and wooden pencil forums and blogs similar to our fountain pen and notebook blogs. I don’t have all my bookmarks on my iPad but look for “Dave’s Mechanical Pencils” or something like that.

    The device at the front is variously known as a stabilizer; it just supports the lead and is not part of the feed. Can you push the lead through the thing? If not, there’s a chunk of busted lead jammed in there. Some mech pencil eraser modules have a needle attached to them. That’s what it’s for.

    The most common lead feed issue is using the wrong sized lead. The same size leads from different mfrs can jam some pencils. The clutch that pushes the lead is designed to slide over the lead before it crushes it to dust if it jams but, as you might imagine, the mechanism is not very precise. You may have a damaged clutch that just no longer grabs the lead.

  3. Thank you for the wonderful links! Sorry, I can’t be of help with the pen. I’m great at deconstructing things–putting them back together is a whole different thing, lol!

  4. Thank you for the wonderful links! Sorry, I can’t be of help with the pen. I’m great at deconstructing things–putting them back together is a whole different thing, lol!

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