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Offline rvieceli

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White marker for dark wood
« on: June 02, 2021, 03:02 PM »
All recent talk about pencils etc reminded me to post about this pencil

I use a lot of black walnut and regular lead CB is hard to see. I had been using white art pencils but the leads are soft and hard to keep sharp. This mechanical pencil is wonderful. It’s usually used by folks that see to mark fabrics. 9mm lead


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Offline rst

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Re: White marker for dark wood
« Reply #1 on: June 02, 2021, 03:51 PM »
Pica pencils have multiple colors available.  I went on a shower install with a co-worker, tile was black, had to use tape to mark layout.  I bought him a Pica with black, white, red and blue leads, now everyone that sees him work wants one.

Offline Packard

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Re: White marker for dark wood
« Reply #2 on: June 02, 2021, 03:59 PM »
I've used fabric chalk, but it dulls quickly and makes a wide line.  This looks better.  The fabric chalk will brush off fairly easily, both and advantage and a disadvantage.

These used to be rectangular, but now I see they are triangular.  Available from for $5.00 per package.  But the pencil looks handier.

Offline Stan Tillinghast

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Re: White marker for dark wood
« Reply #3 on: June 02, 2021, 05:13 PM »
I just got a Pica pencil and love it!  Ice to know about other colors.
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Offline Crazyraceguy

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Re: White marker for dark wood
« Reply #4 on: June 02, 2021, 05:35 PM »
The ones I use are regular cedar pencils with what they call "white charcoal". They are far more solid than chalk and come with a sharpener. I buy them in a 2-pack for something like $6.  Walnut, MDF, fabric and they work great on the tack board material known as Forbo. It shows up well and is easier to remove than any other thing I have tried.
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Offline threesixright

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Re: White marker for dark wood
« Reply #5 on: June 03, 2021, 03:55 AM »
Use pica dry and change filling color?