The Humble (and Sometimes Not So Humble) Pencil | A Geek Out Session

The pencil is one of the most basic of shop tools, but there are so many types that it can get a bit complicated. Today I geek out a bit over pencils I like, both in the shop, and for my EDC (Everyday Carry). Over time I’ve found I like very different types for each.

Pencils (and a few other things) discussed (Amazon links are affiliate links – you can help support this site!):

Field Notes notebook – https://amzn.to/3wiKpze

Calavera Tool Notebook Cover – https://calaveratoolworks.com/collections/essentials/products/notebooks

Ticonderoga Standard – https://amzn.to/3yoZ3Xi

Ticonderoga Black – https://amzn.to/3hClbry

Field Notes Pencil – https://fieldnotesbrand.com/products/no-2-woodgrain-pencil-6-pack

Pentel Graphgear 1000 0.3mm – https://amzn.to/3hByyZ1

Pentel Graphgear 1000 0.5mm – https://amzn.to/3bCc3iI

Pentel Graphgear 1000 0.7mm – https://amzn.to/2T2n3Q3

Pentel Graphgear 1000 0.9mm – https://amzn.to/3hBSZEV

Pentel Graphgear 1000 Set – https://amzn.to/2S3SZmG

Sewline Fabic Lead – https://amzn.to/3bUOdiv

Pentel P209 0.9mm – https://amzn.to/3ymEZVG

Rotring 800 0.5mm – https://amzn.to/3ypJ7V2

Rotring Rapid PRO 0.5mm – https://amzn.to/3v5zSae

Uni Kuru Toga Roulette 0.5mm – https://amzn.to/3fC66Dp

Uni Kuru Toga Advance 0.5mm – https://amzn.to/3v7WPty

Uni Kuru Toga Pipe Slide 0.5mm – https://amzn.to/2QElWFm

Rotring Rapid PRO 2.0mm Lead Holder – https://amzn.to/3wmJQ7A

Kum 2.0mm Lead Pointer Sharpener – https://amzn.to/3bIjvsD

Rotring 600 2mm Lead Holder – https://amzn.to/3fOUw8r

Staedtler 2.0mm Lead Holder (295 35-20 – Night Blue) – https://amzn.to/3v9KTaB

MIYABI erasers – https://amzn.to/3u0CeGc

EDIT: I’ve had some feedback indicating some folks with hearing issues cannot understand speech with the background music. I’m trying an experiment with a “no background music” version below. I appreciate any feedback on this version!

DIY Kids Remote School Desk | Woodworkers Fighting Cancer 2020

I’m once again joined by my son Ian to help build this year’s Woodworkers Fighting Cancer project – A simple to build DIY kids remote school desk made from 1/2″ plywood and 2×4 material. You may notice that he’s now a taller goofball!

Thanks to Marc & Nicole Spagnuolo at The Wood Whisperer for once again putting together this year’s Woodworkers Fighting Cancer. To learn more and if you’d like to help, visit https://thewoodwhisperer.com/wfc/.

Shop Tour 2020

It’s been quite a while since I’ve done a shop tour, and much has changed. While I did a live stream a few weeks ago, I thought it would be a good time to do a more structured tour. Thanks for watching!

I Did a Livestream Recently: “Social From Afar” – Hang Out and Informal Shop Tour

So my first live stream had some tech glitches. This was a very informal shop tour, and being live stream is a little rough around the edges. A more produced one is coming! At the end the YouTube chat didn’t refresh for me so I wrapped up thinking no further questions. Thanks John and Josh for letting me know. I got back to them after we wrapped up.  Stay safe folks!