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how to make pencil from paper? Answered

who know how to make pencill from paper?

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steveastroukBest Answer (author)2012-04-05

Roll paper very tightly, bake in vacuum furnace for 6 months at 3000 C to graphitise the core. Then wrap the outside of the slug with more fresh paper.

* sharpen it.

Steve

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jrh065 (author)2012-04-05

Heat the paper in an oven until it's black. powder that paper and mix it with a binder. Roll some leads from that, and wrap with paper like Steve said.

Or you could pulp a bunch of paper, dry it, mix it with a glue of some sort and compress it into something like wood and go a more traditional route.

I usually take my favorite kind of paper to the store and trade it for some pencils.

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rickharris (author)2012-04-05

remove lead from traditional wood pencil

Wrap paper tightly round the lead until the right thickness - Glue the end down.

Am I missing something?

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Kiteman (author)rickharris2012-04-05

Yes - you forgot to sharpen it!

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canucksgirl (author)Kiteman2012-04-05

LOL... +1

You could also take lead from a mechanical pencil and follow the same instructions as rick suggested. You'll just have to be careful not to break the lead as you wind the paper around...

(btw, buying a pack of pencils for a dollar would be easier... just saying). ;)

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