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1,000 subscribers 2

Compared to this blog, which is more than ten years old, my YouTube channel is quite young – just a bit more than five years old. The number of popular videos is fairly small. They are usually watched by non-subscribers and somehow these popular videos seem to be the ones without much substance, while the more in-depth videos don’t tend to be popular overall, but are popular with subscribers. This is a surprise to me, even though maybe it shouldn’t be.

Today, I was quite surprised when, within a short period of time, the number of subscribers jumped by more than 50 to 1,000. Thanks for that to all my viewers and subscribers.

Also thanks to Sean of Contrapuntalism fame. Some of the videos feature a beautiful intro music that Sean made for me.


Handicraft with Bleistift VI – High tech pencil sharpening: Sharpening a pencil with a hard disk 2

Today: a short video with some high tech pencil sharpening, showing how to sharpen a pencil with a hard disk. It’s Handicraft with Bleistift VI.

..you could use a similar set up for grinding fountain pen nibs.

It might be worth making a backup of the contents of your hard disk before converting it into a pencil sharpener.


History of the pencil

A friend of mine [1]I used his camera to take the Staedtler Welt pictures. sent me this link to a video about the History of the Pencil.

 


I’d like to thank Vernon Antcliff for the link.

References

References
1I used his camera to take the Staedtler Welt pictures.

Pencil vs. Camera 2

You like pencils and you like cameras, but which [1]…well actually, it’s a solid graphite pencil vs. a pinhole camera is better. There’s only one way to find out…

 

References

References
1…well actually, it’s a solid graphite pencil vs. a pinhole camera