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Forum topic by Myron Wooley posted 1771 days ago 1404 views 0 times favorited 14 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Myron Wooley

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1771 days ago

No, these aren’t pencils that you carve with. A couple of Japanese folks with more patience than me have started carving pencils. Pretty cool!

-- The days are long and the years are short...


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#1 posted 1771 days ago

They must have better quality pencils than the junk we get from China. I can barely get them sharpened without the lead breaking off! They carved everything off the lead and it’s still in one delicate piece ;-))

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#2 posted 1771 days ago

I’m guessing all pencils are made in China and some of them …........are worth the money

-- "Good artists borrow, great artists steal”…..Picasso

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#3 posted 1771 days ago

Must be a boring job boring the holes for the lead 12 hours a day. Wonder how they get the lead in without breaking it or are those the ones I always get with the lead already broken? ;-))

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#4 posted 1771 days ago

That’s pretty cool

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#5 posted 1771 days ago

Wow what next tooth picks ?

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Moron

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#6 posted 1771 days ago

Whats really boring to me is that all us fat ass Americans and fat ass Canadians cant figure how to get the lead out, we cant even make a simple freaking pencil and make a buck at it, instead we park our lard asses in front of a TV and swear up and down that Wal Mart Sucks and bitch and compalin why we dont have jobs?........and then we drive to get a pencil

and loose it

and bitch

repeat

-- "Good artists borrow, great artists steal”…..Picasso

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#7 posted 1771 days ago

What do you expect when kids are raising themselves at MacDonalds and infront of the TV while both parents work 3 jobs to make ends meet to pay 29% CC bills.

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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Moron

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#8 posted 1771 days ago

parents in China work three jobs too….........no week-ends off

just to give their kids a chance to have an education

big difference is

their kids arent fat and thier kids dont get the “summer off” and their kids speak our langauge…...we dont speak theirs, nor do our children

we critisize them…............and they sell us pencils, some work…................., some dont

they see us as rich fat bastards

we them as “stealing our jobs”

I c it as a problem coming to my children

-- "Good artists borrow, great artists steal”…..Picasso

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#9 posted 1771 days ago

Pretty cool. Pencils are made in two pieces, with a groove down the middle for the lead( which is graphite and clay) then glued together. It looked like artist pencils in the pics, not school #2. They can cost more than a dollar each- you get what you pay for.

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Myron Wooley

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#10 posted 1771 days ago

You know, not everything has to be taken in a political context. I like Lumberjocks because I can learn new techniques, see some really nice woodworking, and share some cool stuff I found on the net. When I want a political argument, I can easily find someone to fight with on Facebook or one of the newspaper forums, and believe me, I fight a lot.

On Lumberjocks, I want escape from the political battleground.

So, I hereby declare my threads to be “politics free.” If you want to debate the quality of pencils or some other inane thing, do it in the context of manufacturing methods or material problems. Keep politics out of my woodworking sandbox!

-- The days are long and the years are short...

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#11 posted 1770 days ago

I can’t quite understand why nobody can see any humnor in anything any more??? I’m really disappointed to learn there isn’t a crew of pencil borers dirlling clear verticle gran cedar pencil blanks for the leading to crew to complete.

Anyway, the carving is absolutle amazing, thx for postiing :-))

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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Jim Crockett (USN Retired)

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#12 posted 1770 days ago

I saw an episode of “How It’s Made” last year on pencil-making. But for the life of me, I can’t remember how it was done. I do recall that they use cedar for the better pencils – gad, that factory must smell nice! Guess you can see how much attention I pay to the tv – if I watch a movie, 2 hours later, I wouldn’t be able to tell you who the actors/actresses were. Or maybe it’s just getting old and not retaining as well (memory, guys, not water)!

Jim

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#13 posted 1770 days ago

I’ve seen it too. One of the few shows I actually pay any attention to besides Jay Leno. My wife can remember all the actors in all the movies, but I can’t either. Guess it’s what is important to you or maybe because I’ve been dong it all my life and there are a few things I never thought of how it could or would be done. Being an independent industrial and control electrician, I’ve made a lot of that stuff happen. The greatest event of all time was the day the styrofoam cup maker got ahead of the stacker. The guy that bags the stacks of cups and placed them in the box was waist deep in styrofoam coffee cups in less than 15 seconds!! :-)) At first he ran around like a chicken with it’s head cut off; back and forth trying to catch up and tell them to stop production; then, finally walked to the other end where they shoveled in the styrofoam and told them to stop. :-)) :-)) By then, the cups were about 7-8’ high!! ;-)) :-))

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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Myron Wooley

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#14 posted 1770 days ago

My brother in law used to work for a company that made remote controlled submersibles that dove really deep. On one test dive, they tied a garbage sack full of styrofoam coffee cups to the submersible and took it down several thousand feet. When it surfaced, the cups were still cups, but now they were the size of thimbles. He still has one.

-- The days are long and the years are short...

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