View Poll Results: Pen or Pencil

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  • Pencil

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  • Pen

    5 8.06%
  • Scrib

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    9 14.52%
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Thread: Pen or Pencil

  1. #1
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    Pen or Pencil

    I was watching my Sam Maloof DVD and noticed that he was using a ball point pen. What do you use.
    "There’s a lot of work being done today that doesn’t have any soul in it. The technique may be the utmost perfection, yet it is lifeless. It doesn’t have a soul. I hope my furniture has a soul to it." - Sam Maloof
    The Pessimist complains about the wind; The Optimist expects it to change;The Realist adjusts the sails.~ William Arthur Ward

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    Mechanical pencil. Have a bunch of them and lead, from a previous life.

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    pen or pencil for what???? drawing , marking, makeing notes???
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    Whatever I can find as they always seem to disappear when I need them .

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    Quote Originally Posted by larry merlau View Post
    pen or pencil for what???? drawing , marking, makeing notes???
    This.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vaughn McMillan View Post
    This.
    And do you know how hard it is to get all that writing off the screen
    I bet I wear out 2 erasures every time.
    It could be worse You could be on fire.
    Stupid hurts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chuck Thoits View Post
    And do you know how hard it is to get all that writing off the screen
    I bet I wear out 2 erasures every time.
    My apoligies in advance to all the blondes out there.

    Q: How can you tell when a blonde has been using the word processor?

    A: From the White-Out on the screen!

    I use a pencil as I've found that ink has a tendency to bleed into the wood and can be hard to sand out.
    Last edited by Dan Mooney; 12-30-2009 at 02:13 AM.
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    I didnt see the magenta Crayola option? did I miss it?
    I got a whole bunch of those flat pencils for free one time, Im still widdling them down
    Last edited by allen levine; 12-30-2009 at 02:40 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by larry merlau View Post
    pen or pencil for what???? drawing , marking, makeing notes???
    since Sam doesn't work off off blue prints or notes, I'd have to say marking..

    The one advantage to using a pen is you don't need a sharpener.
    "There’s a lot of work being done today that doesn’t have any soul in it. The technique may be the utmost perfection, yet it is lifeless. It doesn’t have a soul. I hope my furniture has a soul to it." - Sam Maloof
    The Pessimist complains about the wind; The Optimist expects it to change;The Realist adjusts the sails.~ William Arthur Ward

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    For rough marking I use a pencil. For fine marking, I use a marking knife.

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