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Bohin Mechanical Extra Fine Chalk Pencil

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#19 tailleuse



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Posted 10 January 2016 - 07:31 AM

Thanks for the photo Tailleuse!  That looks pretty good.


Bias Bespoke especially recommends the chalk pencil for marking buttonholes, but I like it for all kinds of marking. I might order a set sometime. That way, if one pencil dulled, I could switch to another.  But I have also been using my paper scissors for the tailor's chalk as well.  I'm never certain I'm getting it sharp enough, though.

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Posted 19 October 2017 - 04:21 PM

Boy, I haven't been around for a while! Just too busy. I wanted to update the thread, I did get the Bohin pencil and refills. It's great - love it for most applications. Except tweeds and the like. Good for relatively smooth fabrics and technical textiles.

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Posted 20 October 2017 - 10:04 AM

When cutting along chalk lines, I always wonder whether the chalk dulls the shears (or rotary cutter blade). I mean, chalk is softer than steel, but a lot harder than fabric...


Do any of you more experienced folks have any insights on this? Not worth worrying about?

Edited by Jacob, 20 October 2017 - 10:05 AM.

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Posted 20 October 2017 - 02:06 PM

More like polish I would think. Not significant.

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Posted 22 October 2017 - 10:25 PM

OK, thanks, Schneiderfrei.

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Posted 09 November 2017 - 05:57 AM

all you need is a knife and some chalk, people use the hancock chalk because it is inoffensive easy to clean off and can be used for marking on lots of different cloths 

i will try and do a video for sharpening chalk 

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