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Thread: F&P mechanical pencil lead

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    Last week I bought some F&P white lead, but it didn't fit my mechanical pencil. My old pencil was 0.5mm the lead was 0.9 so it didn't fit. I figured I'd have to use my JoAnn coupon for the pencil which I think is about $12/13. I stopped in Walmart this morning and was looking thru the school supplies and found a 4 pack of 0.9 mechanical pencils for $3. I couldn't believe it! I usually just see 0.5mm pencils. When I got home I took the dark lead out of one pencil and tried the white - perfect!
    I wanted the white lead to mark on dark fabric.

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    thanks for sharing your tip with us, so now everyone will be buying the pencils at Walmart!

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    I wasn't too keen on buying a $13 pencil at JOAnn.
    There's too many other gadgets I want to buy!

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    What a great tip.

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    where do you get thus white lead?

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    Thanks for the tip. I have the Fons and Porter pencil but its a pain to switch between the light and dark leads. I was going to buy another so I could have one with white and another with dark lead. Now I'll save some money!

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    NOw that is a very useful bit of info.
    I'll do it too.

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    you get the white lead at JoAnn's or other fabric stores

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    Quote Originally Posted by craftybear
    thanks for sharing your tip with us, so now everyone will be buying the pencils at Walmart!
    Uh oh,
    first rotory blades now mechanical pencils. Will the insanity ever end? ROFLMBO!!!!
    JoAnns is really taking a hit this week.
    Glad you found a great deal and thank you for sharing it with us.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Colbaltjars62
    Quote Originally Posted by craftybear
    thanks for sharing your tip with us, so now everyone will be buying the pencils at Walmart!
    Uh oh,
    first rotory blades now mechanical pencils. Will the insanity ever end? ROFLMBO!!!!
    JoAnns is really taking a hit this week.
    Glad you found a great deal and thank you for sharing it with us.
    I know what you mean... Now does his lead work? I bought a chalk pencil beforre but it didn't do any marks at all

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