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Take one pencil, add one magnet, wrap with masking tape and stick on the metal of the lathe/tablesaw/bandsaw/drill press. Most of my shirts don't have pockets.

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I bought a second tape measure (same brand model) and compared that they read the same, not all will.
Only two? I have one in the truck, one in the bathroom, one in the bedroom, two in the front room, think one or two in the shop, and sometimes one in my vest pocket and/or pants pocket. They are all for general measurement, always nice to be able to see what three or four feet actually looks like. I don't bother seeing if they match, just make sure all the measurements on a project are taken with the same tape measure or yardstick.

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Move to the head of the class..
pick your poison..
use it..
clip it to ya between uses...
I like to clip it to my T shirt collar w/ the pencil inside the shirt...

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I bought a really nice drafting pencil with break resistant fine lead. It lives on my fence and I've gotten pretty good at putting it back. But most of the time I like those orange HD pencils you buy in a tube. fine leads, hold a point pretty well and make a really black mark. The mechanical pencil is even finer for exact marking,

I'm a Sudoku addict, but for that I started using extra soft elementary school pencils that are near half an inch thick. They make a really nice mark I can still see even in low light. Useless for woodworking.

I have a couple of aprons but can never remember to put them on until I've decorated the front of my shirt with sawdust. But the shark guard has improved that situation.
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I need to adopt that idea, Alexis. I have an annoying habit of setting a pencil down and then not being able to find it.
It seems to be more common than I thought.

I am a sudoku fan too, and I always have a book near the pillow with a pencil, of course.
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I used a flat carpenter pencil for so many years, that is what I use mostly. I have them stationed all over the shop with a 12' tape,the 1/2" wide from Ace Hardware, bedside every power tool. I have the 25' tapes in a drawer somewhere, never use them anymore.
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This is the combination of mechanical pencil and break resistent lead I use and like. You can break the lead, but only if you abuse it. Makes a very thin, very dark mark. It lives on my table saw fence and I've trained myself to put it back there every time. The HD pencils are very similar but you have to constantly sharpen them to get a fine line.

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I have lots of pencils around my shop, some wooden, some mechanical (as STICK suggested).
I have several pencil sharpeners mounted on the walls, as well.
Marking knives are also handy to have around.

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here is my answer to having all my pencils gather at my computer desk along with many coffee cups....now it has no choice to be with me everywhere, just clip it to my T-shirt collar and it hads enough cable to mark lay outs or write something down
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I have an annoying habit of setting a pencil down and then not being able to find it.
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I used to do that too.
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My trouble is laying something down and not finding it quickly again


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It seems to be more common than I thought.
Well you can add me to the lost pencil list.

Thanks for the idea Alexis !

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