July 14, 2004

Carpenter pen.

Per The Writer's Edge: "CARPENTER SPACE PEN. Includes Scale, (CM and Inches), Magnetic strip, Drywall gauge, Level, Plumb, Cross Level. Contains Black Ink, Medium Point Pressurized Fisher Space Pen. Writes at any angle, on drywall, wood, metal, glass, plastic, rubber, foam and in extreme freezing cold down to -50F below zero." I was talking to my friend Dan on the computer last night, and I lamented that I don't have any useful skills, since I've been studying thinking since 1997 non-stop. We were talking about carpenter pencils (I think they're really cool), and I thought of our talk when I saw this carpenter space pen today. I have a request out to the owner of my favorite space pen source, asking for Jim Fisher's address (Mr. Fisher invented space pens), since said owner knows Mr. Fisher personally. I've always wanted to write to him. Well, I may not have any useful skills. But I have some useful gear. Aside from the excessively (yes, I mean that) useful Moleskines, there are the always useful space pens. They go well together, even if you like gel ink sometimes, like me. Or old-school pencils.


Anonymous said...

Well, John, guess this now means that you're writing is on the level. < snicker > Also that you can better measure your words against others with the Carpenter Space Pen. ;-)


Anonymous said...


I like this one. I've always used a plain but long-sharpened pencil for this kind of work.

I think the Germans are the best at technical drawing and writing equipment. I have a beautiful fold-out ruler that my father-in-law brought back from grmany - I use it around the house when I have to do R&M, and it's always accurate. Iteven has a protractor built into one end, when you fold it triangularly.
On practicality ( the "highest aesthetic" - be practical then beautiful - it doesn't work the other way around ) I've always been a fan of Pelikan pens, too - especially the cheap M100 school pen - but you can't get them in Australia at the moment.

Love your work,