I am so tired of having pencils roll off of my workbench or any surface in my shop with a slight slope and having to bend down to the floor to pick them up over and over again. So I came up with a solution: I started putting a little piece of tape around the end of all of my shop pencils. Problem solved!
The tape flags stop the pencils from rolling around and falling to the floor. No wonder carpenter pencils are always flat! — David Schmidt