Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Modified Pentel Graph600

I know a few of you out there are quite keen on customizing and modifying your mechanical pencils. Here’s a little inspiration for you, just in case you haven’t already seen it. Over in Japan, Isu of the The Uncomfortable Chair blog likes a bit of modifying too. He recently sent me one of his modified pencils, the Pentel Graph 600 2.0mm. It started out in life as a Pentel Graph 600 0.5mm, but surgeon Isu transplanted some innards from (I think) a Stilus Secolgraf 151 Totmina 2mm leadholder to make the Graph 600 2.0mm. Pente' Graph 600 mechanical pencil modified to 2mm leadholderThose big clutch jaws look kind of freaky. Pentel Graph 600 leadholder clutch jawsclutch jaws openFor full instructions see the four instalments on Isu’s blog.

6 comments:

Time Waster said...

I checked out the Uncomfortable chair link several times in teh past but I'm unable to read Japanese.
I hope he gets a comfortable chair down the road.

kiwi-d said...

Howdy Time Waster. Well Google Translate and others do make a bit of a hash of Japanes to English, but along with the pictures I think you can get the gist of it if you are that way inclined.
I note Isu's other blog is UC2 so I figure thats the second uncomfortable chair, and he needs to go shopping yet again :-)

Wynne and Wes said...

i have always been trying to modify a pentel sharp refill into a nice pen, andyone have ideas

milo said...

a stilus secolgraf 151, eh... any idea what he did with the leftover barrel? i've been searching for that exact model with no success. i know it bears similarity to the koh-i-noor 5611c, but... i'm not terribly rational (my lead pointer is a plain steel file), which is probably why i still pine for the original 151.

Anonymous said...

is there one that has a lead case attached to the chamber? im doing it for a school project. this thing called the "invention convention".

LookFor said...

Is pentel graph 600 a good drafting pencil without being modified? I haven't seen a review, but it looks very nice.