At a drafting supply store 2mm mechanical pencils are pretty common,
basically a regular sized wood pencil led.
With the right feel they are pretty hard to beat when using one all day
long and using up a lead or two each week.
In the shop I only make slight 1/4" marks with an occasional line for a
jigsaw or bandsaw cut so free wooden ones are what I use. I have 5~6
2mm mechanical pencils somewhere in my drafting equipment box.
Sent: Sunday, November 29, 2015 3:43 PM Newsgroups: rec.woodworking Subject:
Re: Beginners Syndrome
Yes, the 2mm leads are useful...
I still use my drafting board with parallel straight edge, triangles, etc.,
and have no problem finding 2 mm leads... a local store stockes them. Here
are a few sources I found via Google:
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On Thursday, November 26, 2015 at 6:45:14 AM UTC-6, email@example.com wrot
Craigslist find: 4-5 yrs ago, I bought out most of a retiring upholsterer'
s supplies, a sewing machine and 25 full size hides for $1200. That amoun
ts to the hides costing about $20 a piece. Haven't used all of them, yet,
but they are too nice to use as aprons.
I always wanted a leather apron, but never pulled the trigger. I have 4
aprons now, and I really like this Rockler one. It has the over the
shoulder straps that are mandatory for a shop apron, and just the right
amount and size of pockets for a cabinet shop.
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On Thursday, November 19, 2015 at 10:20:27 PM UTC-6, Bill wrote:
I typically figure things in my head and use drawings/measurements, in tand
om. I generally like curvy constructions, so it's hard to figure, exactly
, a curve or matching curves, in my head. I measure for the basics, then
when it comes to forming the mirror image curves, I back off, "pass my eye"
, then proceed to form the matching curves for each side, in essence, wingi
ng it and making adjustments, as I go.
Sometimes, my "beginners syndrome" issue is "beginning the project", but mo
re often I suffer from "finishers syndrome".
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