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Jammed lead in mechanical pencil: how to expel?

I have a mechanical pencil (Mephisto 0,3) which has been clogged for a while now. This pencil model doesn't feature a 'cleaning rod'. Looking into the front piece of the pencil I can see something is ...
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What can I do to stop my colored pencils from falling apart?

I have an issue where the point and core of my colored pencils will fall out when using them or sharpening them. These pieces can be up to an inch long. As they're primarily Prismacolors, they're ...
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Keep pencil leads from breaking during transportation?

I sharpen my drawing pencils the "proper" way, with a knife. This leaves a large portion of exposed material (graphite, colored pencil, charcoal), usually 3/4 in. to 1.5 in. long. My issue is finding ...
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