Pencils everywhere - Router Forums
 54Likes
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 33 (permalink) Old 09-23-2018, 04:48 PM Thread Starter
Registered User
 
papasombre's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Country: Venezuela
First Name: Alexis
Posts: 1,722
 
Send a message via Yahoo to papasombre
Default Pencils everywhere

Hi, guys.
Sometimes, when I am working in a project I need to go from my TS or DP to another work place I realize I need a pencil to mark a measurement or write down a note and have no pencil for that.
To deal with that I took several left over PVC conduits, put a piece of cork, plastic or wood at their bottoms and placed them everywhere.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	11.JPG
Views:	135
Size:	708.6 KB
ID:	360173  

Click image for larger version

Name:	12.JPG
Views:	119
Size:	450.9 KB
ID:	360175  

Click image for larger version

Name:	13.JPG
Views:	126
Size:	593.6 KB
ID:	360177  

Click image for larger version

Name:	14.JPG
Views:	109
Size:	807.7 KB
ID:	360179  

Click image for larger version

Name:	15.JPG
Views:	106
Size:	530.1 KB
ID:	360181  

Click image for larger version

Name:	16.JPG
Views:	122
Size:	176.4 KB
ID:	360183  

Attached Images
 
kp91, CharleyL, dwall174 and 14 others like this.

We, woodworkers are everywhere!!!
papasombre is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 33 (permalink) Old 09-23-2018, 05:10 PM
Forum Contributor
 
DesertRatTom's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Country: United States
First Name: Tom
Posts: 15,598
 
Default

Now that's a great idea. I buy the HD orange pencils that have a small, dark lead the makes a nice clean mark. I leave the supplied pencil sharpeners here and there on short wire leashes so I can always find one. I have plenty of pvc floating around.

The more I do, the less I accomplish.
DesertRatTom is online now  
post #3 of 33 (permalink) Old 09-23-2018, 06:16 PM
Forum Contributor
 
Gaffboat's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Country: United States
First Name: Oliver
Posts: 2,073
 
Default

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.
JFPNCM, dwall174 and OPG3 like this.

Dragons slain. Damsels rescued. No reasonable request refused ... unless the dragon's really big.

Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication. ~ Leonardo da Vinci

You can't use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have. ~Oscar Wilde

http://profhenrys.blogspot.com
Gaffboat is online now  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #4 of 33 (permalink) Old 09-23-2018, 07:32 PM
Registered User
 
JOAT's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Country: United States
First Name: Theo
Posts: 6,002
 
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Gaffboat View Post
I have an annoying habit of setting a pencil down and then not being able to find it.
I used to do that too. Then started just carrying them in my shirt pocked. Don't have to look for one, and automatically put it back in the pocket. Right now have one ballpoint pen, one felt tip marker, and two mechanical pencils in my shirt pocket - normal for me. Long ago I went to mechanical pencils, the kind you press on the eraser end to push the lead out, cheap, a dozen for $1-2 or so, and work great.
OPG3 and thomas1389 like this.

"It ain't what you're told, it's what you know." - Granny Weatherwax
Some days, the supply of available curse words is insufficient to meet my demands.
Call me a craftsman, artisan, or artistic, and I will accept that. Call me an artist and you will likely get a quite rude comment in return. I am not a @#$%ing artist.
JOAT is offline  
post #5 of 33 (permalink) Old 09-24-2018, 06:55 AM
Registered User
 
Oakwerks's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2013
Country: United States
First Name: Kurt
Posts: 346
 
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by JOAT View Post
I used to do that too. Then started just carrying them in my shirt pocked. Don't have to look for one, and automatically put it back in the pocket. Right now have one ballpoint pen, one felt tip marker, and two mechanical pencils in my shirt pocket - normal for me. Long ago I went to mechanical pencils, the kind you press on the eraser end to push the lead out, cheap, a dozen for $1-2 or so, and work great.
That’s what I do, but I miss the "automatically put it back" part .....
I start with 4-5 pencils, and pretty soon they’re all gone ....
Gaffboat and Flipsaw like this.
Oakwerks is offline  
post #6 of 33 (permalink) Old 09-24-2018, 07:23 AM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Country: United States
First Name: Larry
Posts: 1,335
 
Default

Great idea Alexis. I have pencils at every work station, so there is always one handy.
Knot working is offline  
post #7 of 33 (permalink) Old 09-24-2018, 07:37 AM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Country: United States
First Name: mary
Posts: 1,109
 
Default

good idea
marecat3 is online now  
post #8 of 33 (permalink) Old 09-24-2018, 07:57 AM
Registered User
 
sreilly's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2018
Country: United States
First Name: Steve
Posts: 934
 
Default

As so many have said, it's a great idea. My trouble is laying something down and not finding it quickly again and I have a another great solution. Wear the shop apron I bought some time back that I always forget to put on. Actually I have several of these and they all have pockets that keep the pencils and tape measure that I'm constantly looking for. I bought a second tape measure (same brand model) and compared that they read the same, not all will. I actually have several nice shop aprons but just haven't gotten used to the "feel" yet, probably because I always forget to put them on. Maybe I need to hang them on the shop door so when I enter it's in my face. That might work.........

Until then let me see if I can find that PVC.
Danman1957 likes this.
sreilly is offline  
post #9 of 33 (permalink) Old 09-24-2018, 09:45 AM
Registered User
 
Danman1957's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Country: Canada
First Name: Dan
Posts: 702
 
Default

I also wear a Lee Valley shop apron, I tried another brand that was a very stiff fabric and uncomfortable, so I spent the $ on the Lee Valley one. It's comfortable and I keep 2 pencils, chalk, 6'' ruler, small 12" tape measure and my machinists square. I also like that it keeps my clothes relatively clean so I don't drag as much dirt in the house. I have an electric pencil sharpener on my counter. I have 5 or 6 25' measuring tapes that float around the shop near the obvious stationary tools.
OPG3 and thomas1389 like this.

Don't fear your tools, pay attention and respect the tools and avoid injury.
Danman1957 is offline  
post #10 of 33 (permalink) Old 09-24-2018, 12:16 PM
Registered User
 
TenGees's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Country: Canada
First Name: Paul
Posts: 1,494
 
Default

I was recently joking with a friend that I have a big problem. I go to the shop and put a pencil in my shirt pocket. Works fine, always have a pencil at hand but they all end up in the house.

Sent from my Hallicrafters S-40 using morse code.
TenGees is online now  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Router Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in











Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Pica pencils. hawkeye10 Tools and Woodworking 11 01-12-2018 01:03 AM
Blending When Using Oil Pencils williamyoung Pyrography and Carving 8 02-07-2014 03:15 PM
Which Method of Coloring ? ? williamyoung Pyrography and Carving 8 03-29-2010 09:36 AM
Ordered Colored Pencils Today williamyoung Pyrography and Carving 12 01-10-2010 12:39 AM
Making Mech. Pencils from Pentel pencils BigJimAK Woodturning and Lathes 1 10-20-2009 05:25 AM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome