The pencil method is bad.

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  1. trumpet_man

    trumpet_man Piano User

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    I tried it and it seemed effective, I have no question about it being effective, it probably is. However, what's to keep you from getting lead poisening? You don't eat off of plates that had lead paint, isn't this just as bad? Or is there some way that it eludes lead poisening that I'm not aware of? I don't know, I'd use something that doesn't have lead.
     
  2. stumac

    stumac Fortissimo User

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    "Lead" in a pencil is not lead but graphite a form of carbon, I would be more concerned about the paint on the outside of the pencil.

    Personally I use a small diameter plastic ball point pen tube.

    Regards, Stuart
     
  3. gbdeamer

    gbdeamer Forte User

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    I've started doing it with a pen recently. Any negative side-effects from anyone so far??
     
  4. stumac

    stumac Fortissimo User

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    Only blue on the tongue if you put the wrong end in too far.:thumbsup:

    I find the smaller the diameter the better.

    Regards, Stuart
     
  5. westview1900

    westview1900 Piano User

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    Ignoring cavity concerns, how about using a candy cane? It goes well with the holiday season.
     
  6. trumpet_man

    trumpet_man Piano User

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    Oh, thanks guys. I just thought there was lead in there, but I guess I can do it now.
     
  7. tedh1951

    tedh1951 Utimate User

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    Pencils haven't had lead for decades - they consist of a slim column of graphite carefully grown up the middle of a very small hexagonal/round hollow tree. :roll: Blast - didn't read the other posts before I got stupid - you blokes have it covered already, so don't bother reading this.
     
  8. trumpet_man

    trumpet_man Piano User

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    I like the way the last phrase of your paragraph was "don't bother reading this", right when I've gotten to that part, that's the end. ROFL
     
  9. edcon1981

    edcon1981 Mezzo Forte User

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    wait ted... you mean to tell me there are actually small, hollow, hexagonal shaped trees in australia?! AWESOME!!
     
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  10. Snorglorf

    Snorglorf Pianissimo User

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    Can someone please explain this?
     

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