Bamboo Pen




Introduction: Bamboo Pen

Make your own pen, with a knife and a stick of bamboo!

Step 1: Bamboo

First get a strong piece of bamboo 10 - 20cm long. (This can can be no thicker than 1/2 an inch, and as thin as you like as long as it is hollow.

Step 2: Point the Top

Whittle the end of the bamboo to a fine point.

Step 3: Create the Slit

This can be tricky and dangerous so be careful. Cut the top off the point so there is a 2mm flat bit at the top, then place your knife going from the small flat bit into the centre and push down. (Preferably towards a table or a rock, not your leg). Aim to get the slit 3 or 4 inches.

Step 4: Write

You need ink, I bought mine, good quality, but this works with good or bad ink, it is not hard to make.

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    6 years ago

    Hi !

    Thank you for this instructable.

    From my experience, to do the slit, you just need to lay your bamboo pen on a table (facing upward) and then, plant your knife inside (Not just at the tip, a little further, in line with the slip you want). When it cracks, it will already split to the tip and you can move it in a bit to lengthen it.

    Still not easy, but less difficult and dangerous in my opinion.

    Let me know what you think ^_^


    9 years ago

    Forgot to mension this is my first instructable