Picture of 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
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Step 1: Lets Get Started

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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

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Now just cut to shape. cut the wood from the main piece and start from there.

Step 3: Drill Time

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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
That's crazy cool! You should enter this into the Holiday Gifts Contest!
Lorddrake2 years ago
what do you do when you need to sharpen the pencil?
Basement_Craftsman (author)  Lorddrake2 years ago
Have you ever sharpened a stick with a knife? its the same thing here. Just whittle down a new point.