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The Old Geezer
Please Excuse My Absence

I have not blogged since July of 2015 due to the fact that my Lovely Wife was diagnosed with 2 types of cancer. A new case of breast cancer which has metastasized and gone to her bones, mainly her back. She had a mastectomy of her left breast which showed the type of cancer that was in her bones. She has been taking an oral med. every day and she has a port under her skin to receive a liquid med. She has gone through one round of radiation treatments to stop some pain in her back. That gave her GERD and the med for that was nasty tasting. The bone cancer has caused the vertebra in her lower back to pinch her left sciatic nerve causing her pain, numbness and foot drag. She also has skin cancer that has only been partly addressed.

I have been busy taking care of her as the treatments have left her weak and sickly. She can not drive so I have to drive her to her appointments and treatments. I also have to do all the cooking and most of what cleaning we do. So I do not have a lot of time for blogging. However the installment of the review of the Schaeffer Ultrafine 0.3mm pencil marks what I hope will be a new review every month. However some of my future reviews may seem familiar as they may be a review of a pencil or pen that I have reviewed before just in another size due to my limited collection of writing instruments and the economic state of our nation.

I am grateful to George Fox for wanting me to do a review of another one of his pencils. I think that as a reader of my humble blog, may fine of interest as the Schaeffer Ultra Fine is a very unusual pencil.

So please excuse my absence and as a reader of my humble blog I hope that you enjoy the review of this unique pencil.

Coming Soon...

Thank you,

The Old Geezer.

Saturday, September 20, 2008

Clear Heat Shrink

I liked what I did to the Pentel Graphlet PG503 so well that I have now put it on my Koh-I-Noor 5633, my Mitsubishi uni0.3 M3-522 and my Pentel GraphGear 500 PG523, all which had metal grips. This not only protects them but gives me a non-slip plastic grip that I like. Instructions on just how to apply the heat shrink, as well as where to find it, see the heading "Pentel Graphlet 500 Grip Fix". Just be sure that you have a very sharp hobby knife blade when you do it. That's very important as is waiting for the heat shrink to cool down completely before starting the trimming. Happy pencil moding.

btw DO NOT try this on a plastic grip area as the heat will soften the plastic and cause the grip/pencil to wrap and or bend out of shape.

Update. 10/15/2008. I have now also applied clear heat shrink to my new Alvin Draft/Matic DM03 and my Ohto Promecha SP-503M, both of which have metal grips. By using items of equal diameter I have also been able to apply the heat shrink grip to my Pentel Graph PG303 and Zebra Drafix DM3-300. Great stuff, clear heat shrink!

1 comment:

David said...

Nice idea!But where did you find clear heat shrink tubing,please?