View Full Version : How do I close the gap between upper and lower part of Sheaffer mechanical pencil?

April 20th, 2014, 09:38 AM
Please see in the attached picture that there is a gap between the upper and lower part of the mechanical pencil. I placed a toothpick at the location. I tried pushing hard to close the gap but that does not work. Suggestions needed.

Wile E Coyote
April 20th, 2014, 10:46 AM
Push harder....

April 20th, 2014, 11:44 AM
I pushed very hard on it and I am afraid I will damage it.

April 20th, 2014, 12:50 PM
The fix can be seen at http://leadheadpencils.blogspot.com/2012/02/repair-tutorial-sheaffer-middle-joint.html

The problem is caused by the plastic shrinking leaving brass exposed that has to be removed.