Introduction: Super Pencil Protector

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It's not fair.  Women have purses to carry everything that they might need for the day.  Lip stick: check.  Hair brush: yep.  Keys: address book: wallet:  yes, yes and yes.  This didn't bother me so much when I was a kid, but when I got into high school, it was absolutely infuriating primarily due to the plethora of broken pencils that were pulled from my pocket.  If only there was a way to protect my pencils, life wouldn't seen so unfair.

So here I am a couple decades later and I have finally figured out a way to help all of those poor high school boys who feel inadequately equipped for high school life.  Introducing the Super Pencil Protector ®, or the Super P.P., for short.

Materials:
  • Eight inch piece of 1" PVC pipe.
  • 2 PVC caps.
  • Pencils.
Put it all together as indicated in the pictures.  Drill a small hole into the pipe to allow for pressure equalization.  Carry your Super P.P in your pocket so that you can whip it out anytime you feel the urge.  The girls won't be able to stop talking about how well equiped you are!  

Bone up on that, Chindogu!

Comments

Nephus (author)2013-01-06

Creative, but in this day and age, I wouldn't walk around a city with what looks exactly like a pipebomb sticking out of my pocket. The cops are a bit twitchy and already are over using tazers as it is.

narf7 (author)2012-08-02

Interesting Mr J.X.Ross...it would seem that this Chindogu has some merit thus taking it STRAIGHT out of the Chindogu class and dumping it back into "Useful item"...I would have used the straw from the earlier booger buddy to store my pencil and then you may have been able to not only enter the Chindogu challenge but a green recycling challenge as well...you have to learn to think outside the box Mr J.X.Ross...life is too short for single use Chindogu...I guess with age...comes wisdom ;)

snideprime (author)2012-07-17

I made a larger version over 20 years ago, to carry drawings on my 25 mile motorcycle commute to college when I was studying drafting. I used hose clamps (I tried glue but it came apart) to put a screen door handle on it, so I could both carry it to class and provide a surer bungee spot. I still have it!

jxross (author)snideprime2012-07-17

Simple solutions are often the best.

I made this as an entry to the Chindogu challenge. It is not intended to be used as indicated because to do so would expose the user to significant social embarrassment.

Can you imagine a high school boy walking around with this .. large cylindrical object in his pocket? The Super P.P. solves a problem (broken pencils) but the solution is likely worse than the problem!

Phil B (author)2012-07-16

This is a clever and easy solution to a ubiquitous problem. I did something like this to make a homemade "keeper" for my welding rods. These days some bean counter in the school system will probably take one of these away from a student because it could be used as a weapon.

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