April 21, 2012
1. For those who are concerned about the lead sleeve on this and other pencils
not retracting, there is a solution:
Find a cheap ball point or roller pen with a cap that fits snugly over the
point end of the pencil. Then remove the clip of that cap (f it has one). If
you can't find such a cap, there is a solution that probably is better. Go to a
hardware, auto supply or plumbing supply store and ask for transparent or
translucent VINYL tubing. Bring your pencil with you so you can check to see
that the point end of the pencil fits SNUGLY into the tubing. You probably will
have to try more than one size. For the silver colored Roulette, tubing with a
3/8" INSIDE diameter works for me. It fits snugly over the end of the pencil so
it won,t fall off. To take the tubing off the pencil end, I wiggle the tubing.
You will want vinyl tubing that is pretty sturdy so that it won't fold over the
2. This pencil could be made with a retractable (e.g. "double knock") tip. It
no doubt would require a slightly larger diameter barrel.
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