Introduction: How to Make a Oversized Hickory Pencil!!!
This is a great gift to give to anyone! it is a quick and easy project!
Belt sander, Sandpaper
Drill, drill bits
Wood for pencil
Saw or bandsaw
Step 1: Lets Get Started
The first thing is to design the shape of the pencil. find the section of wood you wish to use and sketch an approx. shape. I just picked the size and started from there.
Step 2: Cut to Shape
Now just cut to shape. cut the wood from the main piece and start from there.
Step 3: Drill Time
Now you need to drill a hole in one side (size of the pencil) and i recommend you drill it deep enough for 1/2 a pencil.
Step 4: Epoxy!
Now prepare the epoxy. I like to use rubber gloves because epoxy is a pain to get off. Just pour a little pile of both parts and mix fully. Pour epoxy into the hole. be generous. then push the pencil in and let it dry.
Step 5: Shaping
Now its time for sanding. I like to use my belt sander with 80 grit. it works very well. Shape the tip into a pencil like shape. Round the backside and move into higher grits. I go to 120, 220, and 400.
Step 6: Finishing
I prefer to use linseed oil over anything else as it simply brings out the natural colors. Apply as generously as needed
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