How to Make a Oversized Hickory Pencil!!!

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This is a great gift to give to anyone! it is a quick and easy project!

Materials

Belt sander, Sandpaper

Drill, drill  bits

clamps

Wood for pencil

Saw or bandsaw

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Step 1: Lets Get Started

The first thing is to design the shape of the pencil. find the section of wood you wish to use and sketch an approx. shape. I just  picked the size and started from there.

Step 2: Cut to Shape

Now just cut to shape. cut the wood from the main piece and start from there.

Step 3: Drill Time

Now you need to drill a hole in one side (size of the pencil) and i recommend you drill it deep enough for 1/2 a pencil.

Step 4: Epoxy!

 Now prepare the epoxy. I like to use rubber gloves because epoxy is a pain to get off. Just pour a little pile of both parts and mix fully. Pour epoxy into the hole. be generous. then push the pencil in and let it dry.

Step 5: Shaping

Now its time for sanding. I like to use my belt sander with 80 grit. it works very well. Shape the tip into a pencil like shape. Round the backside and move into higher grits. I go to 120, 220, and 400.

Step 6: Finishing

I prefer to use linseed oil over anything else as it simply brings out the natural colors. Apply as generously as needed

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