Palomino Forest Choice Pencil Review

Palomino Forest Choice Pencil Review

One of the nicer natural pencils that often gets overlooked, the Forest Choice #2 is one of my favorite pencils that I rarely use. I have rectified that error in the past few weeks and decided that though they've been reviewed in multiple places, I felt like I wanted to give them the treatment.

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Moon Crown Cedar Pencil Review

Moon Crown Cedar Pencil Review

I've talked a few times on the blog about my grandfather. Unbeknownst to him, he was a pencil inspiration to me. He always had pencils around the house, in little unassuming cups stashed all over the place. On the desk next to his recliner, on his computer desk, on the kitchen table, on the basement coffee table, atop the piano, in his wood shop, hell even in the bathroom!

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General's Cedar Pointe Pencil Review

General's Cedar Pointe Pencil Review

There comes a time when you have to eat your words. For me, that moment came with the General's Cedar Pointe. I always loved the design of the pencil, but felt that there wasn't much difference between the #1 and #2 and that both were too hard. I'd also determined that I didn't like some other General's products based on that assertion.

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Palomino Blackwing Volume 73 Pencil Review

Palomino Blackwing Volume 73 Pencil Review

I grew up in a lake town. Lake Shelbyville is a man-made lake, built in the 1960s to protect some farm land from flooding from the Kaskaskia River. The Army Corps of Engineers bought land from Shelbyville north to Sullivan along the river and bridges were built, a lake was excavated, and a dam was put up. My father, like many young men from the area, worked on those crews when he could, in the summers between school years.

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