white pen/pencil?

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Forum topic by mnorusis posted 10-24-2009 06:30 PM 1038 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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10-24-2009 06:30 PM

I’ve seen some different people use a white pen/pencil to write on their wood, like in these photos:

Could anyone explain what it is, why use it and where to get them?


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#1 posted 10-24-2009 06:33 PM

That would be a grease pencil, also called china marker. You can get them at any office supply store and I even picked one up at Wallyworld once.

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#2 posted 10-24-2009 06:48 PM

We use the Wite-Out pens when cutting granite, should work on wood as well.

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#3 posted 10-24-2009 07:00 PM

There is an actual white artists pencil that sharpens like a regular pencil. Artist supply carries them.

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#4 posted 10-24-2009 07:19 PM

I use mine to mark darker woods like walnut. Its much easier to see than the standard #2.

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#5 posted 10-24-2009 07:22 PM

You can also buy them at a fabric store

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