Last minute gift idea: Draft/Matic Pencil

12/18/2009:

Small, but thoughtful & practical!

Hard to believe but true, but even in today’s almost fully automated world, many of us still use mechanical writing instruments of some kind.

draft matic mechanical pencil

In my case, I use a pencil daily to keep notes, keep a schedule, and write down gobs of information. After going through many different mechanical pencils with frustrating results, I happily stumbled across the Draft/Matic line of drafting pencils. They have a great grip, excellent “bounce,” and are very reliable.

This would make a perfect gift for the person in your life that still uses this “archaic” method of note-taking. They’ll thank you all year round!

Note: the one drawback to this pencil is the eraser, which falls out easily. Accompany this gift with a great Pentel High Polymer eraser – which is the best out there!

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8 Comments on "Last minute gift idea: Draft/Matic Pencil"

escaped68
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Get a pocket protector and a subscription to the nerd monthly and your all set

plywood
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plywood

You do not disappoint. I had been waiting for the other shoe to drop after that “sweater / seater” slam yesterday.

In response to escaped68 who said:
Get a pocket protector and a subscription to the nerd monthly and your all set

plywood
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plywood

That’s freakin’ funny. He’ll look like the 80’s rock version of an alien council member on “Star Trek” in that leopard Snuggie

Easy-E
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Only problem with those pencils is the sharp end, it’s so small it’ll poke a hole in your pocket, or even you.

http://www.draftingsteals.com/21666.html

Used to use one of these for sketching when I was out. The lead retracts and the end is blunter.

Let’s pitch in and get Midtown and pencil and a leopard skin snuggie.

mooshu
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mooshu

I’m getting the pencil for midtown.

jmikola
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jmikola

On the subject of stationary and crafts, paper-cube models make great stocking stuffers if you have access to a color printer and some thicker-than-copy paper. See:

http://www.cubeecraft.com/

hobposer
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hobposer

I like those metro card buildings people make in the city where they bend metro cards and make replicas of mini buildings and subway cars.

In response to jmikola who said:
On the subject of stationary and crafts, paper-cube models make great stocking stuffers if you have access to a color printer and some thicker-than-copy paper. See:

http://www.cubeecraft.com/

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