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Picture of Steam Punk Style Mechanical Pencil
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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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asdfdsa591 year ago
Now THIS is a steampunk pencil.
OnyxxStone4 years ago
lol, this pencil is cool, and I think the dude is alittle full of himself, but the pencil is still awesome
Kaiven (author)  OnyxxStone4 years ago
Who is full of himself?
meant that ur ot full of ur slef
instructions please
NUH UH
dude make the instructions!!!!
 hear is mine
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Cool steampunk
raitachi4 years ago
please post instructions!!!! >.<
eulaliaaaa!4 years ago
So cool. All I can say.
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.
Kaiven (author)  TimTheScarecrow5 years ago
Thanks! It was simple really. If you plan on doing this, use SUPER GLUE NOT HOT GLUE. It will hold together much better.
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.
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.
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?
Kaiven (author)  SciriusDoomus5 years ago
silver spray paint, then smudged black sharpie on it. Try to go heavy, but not too heavy.
JilyByrd5 years ago
I would love to do this please post an instructions page
gmjhowe5 years ago
Nice work!
Kaiven (author)  gmjhowe5 years ago
thanks! if you want instructions, just ask. i need to get more stuff though.
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!
Kaiven (author)  a.nony.mouse5 years ago
Oi... I already need to post like 5 instructables. Sure this one is fast and easy, but I also don't have the supplies.
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
Kaiven (author)  absolute zero5 years ago
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.
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)
Please post instructions. It looks neat.
Kaiven (author)  TheMoonMaster5 years ago
:O I don't know if I will... I'm gettin' lazy...
DrWeird1175 years ago
WHAT IS STEAMPUNK????
Kaiven (author)  DrWeird1175 years ago
Try Wikipedia.
TY.
That's awesome! Coll pencil, too ;)
Looks awesome I want one
Kaiven (author)  Canadarocker5 years ago
Thanks! I still am getting around to posting it...
We want more! We want more! Nice! Let's see if I find some pencils...
Kaiven (author)  Paul the Mole5 years ago
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 ;)
YEESS!!! Please do!
Kaiven (author)  Mr. Brownie5 years ago
I will if I can get to it :/ I've felt really slow these past days, time is just going by
ElMoose5 years ago
Now that's pretty funky. (in a good way!) BTW, this is the annoying chick from Mrs Davis's class. XP
Kaiven (author)  ElMoose5 years ago
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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