Gluphite is a fairly strong plastic made from glue. It can be used to make a small thin pencil that can be carried on a ring chain or in a wallet. It is cheap and easy to make and give as a gift.

The intro pic shows the pencil on a key chain.

Step 1: How It Works

Gluphite is a simple mixture of Gorilla Glue and carbon graphite. It hardens into a fairly stout plastic that has some interesting qualities including working well as a pencil body and lead.

couldn't you just crush pencil graphite into a fine powder and use that?
but the idea is so the stuff doesn't go everywhere and so that you can carry it with you...
I think Madrobot meant using the crushed graphite as a substitute for the store-bought extra-fine graphite, not as a substitute for the keychain.
ya, unconventionalartist is right. so it should work right?
unless you're wiling to sacrifice a coffee grinder for the project I would say no. You'd end up with way too manny lumps in your mix.
Well, you could use a mortar and pestle, and that would grind it up pretty finely.
Actually, I think that would just coat your mortar & pestle in a smear of graphite, giving you far less actual powder than you would get for your dollar than just buying the stuff.
Cool instructable!<br> <br> I am also interested in this sentence: <em>&quot;The white glue can also be mixed with corn starch or fine sawdust instead of graphite to create a hard carvable plastic that can be colored with oil or acrylic paints</em>.&quot;&nbsp;<br> <br> Does it mean that i can make low-cost customized casing or prototype with the above composition? Won't the corn starch decay? Will the product be waterproof?<br> <br> Once again, thanks for sharing this nice instructable!
The starch does not decay, but the gluphite is only water resistant. It also deforms and shrinks as it dries.<br> <br> For low cost prototypes and casings, I would suggest <a href="https://www.instructables.com/id/How-To-Make-Your-Own-Sugru-Substitute/">Oogoo</a> which is waterproof and much easier to work with.
i say make a new design, cover it in some clear nail polish, and you got your self a cool surfing necklace
you know like those surf neckless.
What the heck your writing with the wrong hand... *tisk tisk tisk* *leftys*
what an amazing idea! incredible!

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