I am right there with you, I was using a rotring 600 for most of my by hand work untill I got ahold of an older KOH-I-NOOR 5616 and it quickly became my favorite writing instrument. Now I balence most of my hand work with the 5616, Rotring and for ink a small set of KOH-I-NOOR rapidographs. Even though I do most work… » 2/25/15 12:27pm 2/25/15 12:27pm

The only real staple for me that needs to remain is the solid axles and simple styling. For a simple capable off-roader there really is no alternative to solid axles. Lighter weight is always a good thing and a hybrid drive train means the potential for having the instant and ferocious torque of an electric motor at… » 2/20/15 1:33pm 2/20/15 1:33pm

I am another fellow that does this every day and the worst are the people that use the right two route 3 lanes to skip ahead of the 93 lanes and wait until the last minute to merge in which in turn blocks one of the Rt.3 lanes for no one to pass. What a cluster fuck.Plus, its not just people in prii and BMW's acting… » 2/18/15 2:32pm 2/18/15 2:32pm

I did a lot of research on this a couple of years ago when I first discovered the excellence that is the mk1&2 escort and after almost 3 months of research the only ones that I was able to find in the U.S. We're two or three at a team Oneal rally school in VT and one private owner in CT. I believe Ken's was originally… » 2/06/15 3:23pm 2/06/15 3:23pm

I am an engineer and spend a lot of time handwriting notes and technical drawings. I also do a lot of drafting by hand because I have an easier time laying out ideas by hand first than straight to CAD. Here are my tools and some examples. » 1/22/15 4:16pm 1/22/15 4:16pm