Pencils

Spoke Pencil Model 4 is a bespoke update to its predecessors

Way back in 2012, we posted a news article about the Spoke Pencil, which at the time was the first foray into Kickstarter campaigns for inventor, designer and maker, Brian Conti. Brian has since launched several brands and Kickstarter campaigns which all sprang from the success of his original Spoke Pencil. Brian has recently released …

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Sidekick 3D printed journal pen holder review

The Sidekick is a journal pen holder that is made in the USA eight at a time from starch based plastic using a homemade 3D printer. The Sidekick sticks on to most any hard covered notebook or journal from popular companies like Moleskine, Rhodia, Leuchturm and many more. It adds a convenient holder for your favorite writing instrument …

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Plant your pencil stub and watch it grow!

What do you do with a sad little pencil stub, other than throw it out?  You can plant it and watch herbs or flowers grow!  Plant the Sprout Pencil nubs, you’ll have edible herbs, marigold and calendula plants, or a wildflower bouquet.  Each kit comes with eight high-quality, sustainably-grown cedar pencils.  Each pencil has a seed …

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The Spoke Pencil: Not Just for Bicyclists

There have been several successfully-funded pen projects over the past several months on Kickstarter, the popular crowd-scourcing site.  But the lack of pencil projects led mechanical deisgn engineer Brian Conti to take a slightly different tack with the Spoke Mechanical Pencil project, one of the first of its kind on Kickstarter.  Machined in the U.S.A. …

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Pencilbrush is the Love Child of the Mechanical Pencil and a Paint Brush

The Pencilbrush is a unique drawing tool for the avid artist or doodler that allows you to do quick and easy shading effects. It’s made of light weight aluminum and can accommodate a row of individual graphite leads sizes such as 0.5mm, 0.7mm, 0.9mm and 1.3mm. A package of 0.9mm leads are included with the drawing …

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New Quiver Pen Holder Products

Quiver Pen Holders allow you to carry your favorite pens / pencils with the popular Moleskine notebooks / journals. They are one of my favorite geek accessories (see my review linked below in the related posts section). I’m happy to report that Quiver is offering several additions to their line of products that include new …

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Leather Pencil Caps – Stuff you don’t need, but want anyway

The Kanda Misako Leather Pencil Cap is a cool way to protect the tip of your favorite pencil (and maybe some pens). It’s available in a large selection of colors that include: Black, Navy, Turquoise, Orange, Camel, Pink, Blue, Yellow, Wine, Red, Chocolate, Purple and Green. You can see more images at Pencils.jp. Although they …

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Uni Kuru Toga Roulette Model Auto Lead Rotation Mechanical Pencil Review

Mechanical pencils are very convenient because you don’t have to sharpen them. But, if you’ve ever used one for any length of time, you probably know how easy it is to break the lead as you’re writing. Most of the time, the lead gets a sharp point as you write across the paper and then …

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A Mechanical Pencil with Liquid Lead

Some will say this this doesn’t qualify as a gadget because it doesn’t have electronics or use a battery, but it’s a mechanical pencil that uses liquid lead!  That has to impart some sort of geeky cachet!  The Liquid Graphite Technology in this mechanical pencil from Sharpie lays down the “lead” like ink.  Sharpie says it’s …

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