From literature to carpentry, accounting to space travel, the wood-cased pencil and its ancestors have undeniably been at the center of creation and innovation for centuries. Join Johnny, Tim, and Andy on The Erasable Podcast as they discuss and pay homage to these seemingly simple tools of human expression.
Hosted by Johnny Gamber, Tim Wasem, and Andy Welfle.
Episode 158: You Gotta Have Torque
Let’s get to the point: what good are pencils that aren’t sharp? Tonight, we take another look at sharpeners, the ones we love, the ones we recommend, the ones you might want to avoid.Also, check out our 2021 Erasable Podcast t-shirt campaign!Show Notes & LinksErasable PatreonWoodclinched on EtsyPencil Revolution on EtsySomebody Feed PhilFor All MankindHayes CarllA Swim in a Pond in the RainThe Flight AttendantI Expect You to DieSpirits of San FranciscoBarb and Star Go to Vista Del MarThe Walker: On Losing and Finding Yourself in the Modern CityADHD 2.0: New Science and Essential Strategies for Thriving with Distraction--from Childhood through AdulthoodAmazing paper airplane siteJohnny's Parker “51” review Mitsubishi Uni KH-20Blackwing SharpenerSonic RachettaClassroom Friendly SharpenerX-acto School ProJohnny’s review of the sameM&R keyhole sharpenerKUM single hole longpoint sharpenerOn sanding them smoothYour HostsJohnny Gamber Pencil Revolution @pencilutionAndy Welfle Woodclinched @awelfleTim Wasem @TimWasem
Episode 157: Correct Me if You're Wrong
Sometimes there are pencils that you almost love. Almost. Something holds you back, and you just can’t get these pencils to work out for you. Tonight, we examine the pencils that almost make it to our best-of lists but which we nonetheless loathe.Show Notes & LinksErasable PatreonA Swim In a Pond in the RainNathaniel RateliffSNLMudlarkingMiss Scarlet and the DukeThe SinnerThe Flight AttendantFrank Herbert: Unpublished StoriesPhoebe BridgersWrite Notepads Engineer’s NotebookBlackwing X Tribe7Pencil Revolution #14Home Work Podcast X ErasableWell-Appointed Desk Vintage Writing Paper PadTim's listMusgrave BugleViking Rollo XLBLACKWING 211Musgrave HarvestFaber-Castell “Castell” 9000Johnny's listStaedtler NoricaGolden BearBlackwing PearlTombow 2558Field NotesAndy's listFaber-Castell Grip 2001Camlin Supreme HDEberhard Faber MongolGeneral’s Semi-hexRhodia pencilYour HostsJohnny Gamber Pencil Revolution @pencilutionAndy Welfle Woodclinched @awelfleTim Wasem @TimWasem(Download)
Episode 156: Freestyle Swearing
Tonight’s guest is someone we’ve wanted to have on the podcast since the beginning. Working from home has made the impossible (because of time zones) possible! Luke Sinclair joins us all the way from Australia to talk about his wonderful art and a little about sharpening pencils with a knife.Show Notes and LinksErasable PatreonLuke’s blogCreative classes with Luke SinclairBridgertonAll Creatures Great and SmallWhite TeethStar Trek DiscoveryThe Collected AngersTed LassoLord of the RingsLed Zeppelin Houses of the HolyCaran d’Ache Luminance color pencilsStaedtler Mars Plastic stick eraserBob Dylan BlackwingsMitsubishi drawing pencilsHigonokami No. 4 folding knifeOpinel Carbon steelOur GuestLuke Sinclair LukeSinclairArtist.com Pencilsm.netYour HostsJohnny Gamber Pencil Revolution @pencilutionAndy Welfle Woodclinched @awelfleTim Wasem @TimWasem
Episode 155: My Sweaty Hands are Well-Documented
Happy New Year! It’s been a few weeks, and we’re dipping into 2021 tonight with a non-topical episode featuring updates, zines, and predictions for the New Year.Show Notes and LinksErasable Patreon404 Magazine on EtsyPencil Revolution on EtsySteve Earle’s J.T.Ken Burns’ Civil WarMarie Howe, What the Living DoMaggie Smith, Good BonesZen and the Art of ArcheryMaggie Smith the poet on TwitterFrom a Certain Point of ViewHalt and Catch Fire)Whatcha Mean, What’s a ZineDogs of BerlinParker Jotter XL Brand Name PencilsAnother Evening at HomeBullet Journal 2.0Your HostsJohnny Gamber Pencil Revolution @pencilutionAndy Welfle Woodclinched @awelfleTim Wasem @TimWasem
Preview: The Indelible Podcast Episode 4: Heisenberg’s Blue Cristal
We’re taking a short break from publishing, but in the meantime, check out a preview of our latest episode of The Indelible Podcast, a Patreon-only podcast where we talk about pens! This episode is all about the ubiquitous Bic Cristal: a history, some variants, and more trivia. Become a Patreon supporter at any level to access this and other episodes of Indelible.
Episode 154: Keep Your Finger Out of the Piranha Tank (with special guest Ali Serra)
For our first episode of December, we talked with artist and vintage pencil collector Ali Serra about his work, and about how — and why — he finds cool, old pencils and accessories.Show Notes & LinksErasable PatreonAli Serra on EtsyMandalorianTed LassoBlackwing Volume 6Chronicle Books NotebookField Notes Snowy EveningChristmas VacationMayor of Macdougal StreetRamsey Lewis Trio Sound of ChristmasUncle FrankPaterson (again))Make a ZineColumboPiranesiPencil of the Week/NAME Collab postcardsPilgrim Soul NotebookBullet Journal Version 2.0Pencil Revolution Zine #10-11Pencil Revolution Sticker #1Linton Rancho 444Our GuestAli Serra Ernest Theodore Vintage Pencils • Art • WoodworkingYour HostsJohnny Gamber Pencil Revolution @pencilutionAndy Welfle Woodclinched @awelfleTim Wasem @TimWasem
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