Introduction: Steam Punk Style Mechanical Pencil

This is my first Steam Punk model. I originally didn't want to make a model, because I like things that do stuff, not just move or have flashy lights.

So I came up with this. This idea came to me in school. I have painted metal things in my pencil holder with a sharpie. When it rubs off, it gets a nice black-silver combo. This pencil does not use that though. I just spray painted it with some cheap silver paint that made wierd splatters. That helped for the design, but then I smudged a bunch of Sharpie ink on it to make it to make it darker and discolored. It still functions, as you can see in the last picture.

If you want instructions, just ask and I'll do it to my other pencil ;)

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asdfdsa59 (author)2013-05-05

Now THIS is a steampunk pencil.

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OnyxxStone (author)2009-09-20

lol, this pencil is cool, and I think the dude is alittle full of himself, but the pencil is still awesome

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Kaiven (author)OnyxxStone2009-09-21

Who is full of himself?

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peyton14 (author)Kaiven2012-11-02

meant that ur ot full of ur slef

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yeolddingdong (author)Kaiven2009-12-23

instructions please

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peyton14 (author)OnyxxStone2012-05-15

NUH UH

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cryogenicmuffins (author)2010-01-05

dude make the instructions!!!!

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knuckel (author)cryogenicmuffins2010-02-09

 hear is mine

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kellykell (author)knuckel2012-07-04

Cool steampunk

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raitachi (author)2010-08-08

please post instructions!!!! >.<

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eulaliaaaa! (author)2010-06-15

So cool. All I can say.

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TimTheScarecrow (author)2009-05-19

this is way awesome. i bought a pac of bic pens and took out the ink in one of them then burnt the cap to the back of it and while it was still hot i pushed in a coiled gold paperclip and other stuff.. but i never thought about doing it so extremely like that.

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Kaiven (author)TimTheScarecrow2009-05-20

Thanks! It was simple really. If you plan on doing this, use SUPER GLUE NOT HOT GLUE. It will hold together much better.

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TimTheScarecrow (author)Kaiven2009-05-20

yea. i never use hot glue anyway. im too impatient for it. i need more super glue though. the kind i have now sets off fumes that burn my eyes.

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Hey, Hell, just thought I'd give you a head's up from personal experience (NOT medical training): the reaction your having is an allergy to isocyanates and it is cumulative over your lifetime and can be deadly. *READ Material Data Safety sheets from here on out. After being warned that fair-skinned redheads are particularly vulnerable, a friend and I were playing with 2-part resins for historic hardware reproductions and he puffed up like a toad for DAYS. Got additional warnings that the next exposure might not be as polite. I can still use them (for now), but let's say it's better ventilated now, even for me.

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SciriusDoomus (author)2009-05-27

Sweetest steampunk pen I've seen so far. I'm going to do it to all mine. What type of paint did you use to get that matte black/grey finish?

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Kaiven (author)SciriusDoomus2009-05-27

silver spray paint, then smudged black sharpie on it. Try to go heavy, but not too heavy.

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JilyByrd (author)2009-04-09

I would love to do this please post an instructions page

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gmjhowe (author)2008-08-28

Nice work!

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Kaiven (author)gmjhowe2008-08-29

thanks! if you want instructions, just ask. i need to get more stuff though.

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a.nony.mouse (author)Kaiven2009-04-05

I am asking; instructions please!! That is so cool, I'm kinda going through a steampunk phase, I'm steampunk-ing everything I possibly can!

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Kaiven (author)a.nony.mouse2009-04-06

Oi... I already need to post like 5 instructables. Sure this one is fast and easy, but I also don't have the supplies.

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absolute zero (author)2009-03-25

im fairly sure how you made it, but would you mind telling me what you made the main body with? the silvery-gray part is the only part i cant figure out. The rest is just wrapped with wires an junk

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Kaiven (author)absolute zero2009-03-28

It was a mechanical pencil I spray painted silver. I then used a sharpie and scribbled on the barrel. Right after scribbling, smudge it everywhere so that there isn't a bold line. I don't have this anymore because it broke. It stabbed my hand.

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absolute zero (author)Kaiven2009-03-28

i am making one today out of copper tubing, ive gutted a mech pencil and im waiting for some paint to dry, ill post it when its done (tomorrow more then likely)

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TheMoonMaster (author)2009-01-20

Please post instructions. It looks neat.

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Kaiven (author)TheMoonMaster2009-01-21

:O I don't know if I will... I'm gettin' lazy...

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DrWeird117 (author)2008-12-05

WHAT IS STEAMPUNK????

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Kaiven (author)DrWeird1172008-12-06

Try Wikipedia.

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DrWeird117 (author)Kaiven2008-12-06

TY.

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DuctTapeRules! (author)2008-10-29

That's awesome! Coll pencil, too ;)

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Canadarocker (author)2008-10-21

Looks awesome I want one

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Kaiven (author)Canadarocker2008-10-21

Thanks! I still am getting around to posting it...

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Paul the Mole (author)2008-08-29

We want more! We want more! Nice! Let's see if I find some pencils...

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Kaiven (author)Paul the Mole2008-08-29

so.. wany me to post? :P oh, I was planning to do this with my scissors too. I might do this with ALL of my school supplies, but I'll post if i do that ;)

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Mr. Brownie (author)Kaiven2008-09-12

YEESS!!! Please do!

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Kaiven (author)Mr. Brownie2008-09-12

I will if I can get to it :/ I've felt really slow these past days, time is just going by

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ElMoose (author)2008-09-03

Now that's pretty funky. (in a good way!) BTW, this is the annoying chick from Mrs Davis's class. XP

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Kaiven (author)ElMoose2008-09-04

Hey, It's me! lol. Don't say my name in instructables, I don't like poeple to know my idnetity... And I am glad you use propper spelling :)

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finfan7 (author)2008-09-01

Good work. Is that superglue holding that wire?

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Kaiven (author)finfan72008-09-03

Actually, hotglue.

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finfan7 (author)Kaiven2008-09-03

Very smooth work.

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Kaiven (author)finfan72008-09-03

Well, I add to trim some glue with my finger nail to get it looking nice.

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mad magoo (author)2008-09-02
That is AWESOME could I please have instructions?Thanks!

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Kaiven (author)mad magoo2008-09-03

Wow. I am getting SO behind with things to do! I better finish those instructions right away....

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JellyWoo (author)2008-09-01

how do you steam punk something/

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Kaiven (author)JellyWoo2008-09-03

Uh... Use metal colors and pieces. I guess I got lucky with mine xD

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Dorkfish92 (author)2008-08-28

that......is awesome

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Kaiven (author)Dorkfish922008-08-29

I love positive feed back :D If you wan instructions, ask

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Bio: AKA Roborovski, and Cowscankill for several years. I'm a mechanical engineering undergrad.
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