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 - Last minute gift idea: Draft/Matic 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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escaped68
escaped68
Tuesday, December 22, 2009 2:55 pm

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

plywood
plywood
Reply to  escaped68
Tuesday, December 22, 2009 4:48 pm

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
plywood
Tuesday, December 22, 2009 2:43 pm

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
Easy-E
Tuesday, December 22, 2009 2:17 pm

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
mooshu
Friday, December 18, 2009 8:23 pm

I’m getting the pencil for midtown.

jmikola
jmikola
Friday, December 18, 2009 6:59 pm

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
hobposer
Reply to  jmikola
Friday, December 18, 2009 8:23 pm

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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