Intro: Making a Pencil!
In very little time, with few materials, you can make your own one-of-a-kind homemade pencil!
Step 1: Cutting the Wood for the Pencil
First, using pine, cut out an 8 by 1 inch piece using a hand saw.
Step 2: Whittling
Next, to achieve the pencil tip, use an exacto knife to carve the top portion of the wood to get a cone shape.
Step 3: Adding in the Lead
Using a drill, make a hole through the tip of the pencil about as deep as the length of lead you plan on using. You can use any color of lead that you would like! Roll the lead (excluding the point) in Elmer's glue and insert it into the hole in the pencil.
Step 4: Optional: Customization
To customize my pencil, I laser engraved a hedgehog onto the end of my pencil. You could also paint or carve designs onto it.
Step 5: Final Product!
And there you have it! Your own personalized pencil! Pretty cool, huh?!