What to do With Small Pencils

Stubby Pencils

Anyone who has ever used a wooden pencil will know that over time as you use the pencil it becomes smaller and smaller. You then have to decide what to do with this small stubby pencil?

For many years I have been a fan of standard No. 2 (or HB in the UK) pencil as they always felt comfortable to hold and when you need a few moments of contemplation, spend some time with a sharpener. I have love of quality pencils like Faber-Castell and Rhodia but I am equally at home with the office version from Staples.

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How to Keep Your Pens from Drying Out

How to Keep Your Pens from Drying Out

If you’re into pens or use them a lot, it doesn’t take long to build up quite a pen collection. And since you probably don’t write with more than a couple at a time, you’re left to figure out how to keep drying out between uses.

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Thick or Thin Pens? How to Choose The Right Pen for Your Hand

Thick or Thin Choosing the Right Pen

If you’re like most people, comfort is probably one of the deciding factors when you’re trying to choose the right pen. A pen that writes beautifully and reliably isn’t worth much if it’s so uncomfortable to use that you rarely pick it up.

Pen selection is largely a matter of personal preference. However, there are a few things to keep in mind when picking out a new ink pen. Should you use a thick or thin pen? and are you holding it correctly?

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Don’t Lose Your Pen – 5 Top Tips

Dont Lose Your Pen 5 Top Tips

It happens to everyone. You find the perfect pen – you know, cozy grip, smooth roll, the ink that comes out in clean, neat lines. You don’t want to lose this pen – and swear that you’ll never let it out of your sight. Everything’s great for a few weeks, or, if you’re lucky, a few months.

Then, suddenly it vanishes. Maybe you left it at the bank, or maybe some co-worker with light fingers snatched it when you weren’t looking. Whatever happened, you find yourself obsessively searching for it. Your purse, your car, the same desk drawers over and over again. But you never see that lost pen again.

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