I recently went to a reenactment of the civil war. It was cool, I really enjoyed it. But they were selling something that kind of botherd me. Pencils for $2. So now now I will show you how to make the same pencil, for a lot less money. In fact, about 25 of these pencils for (At the most) $3
Step 1: Materials
Vegetable oil (Optional)
Step 2: Disclaimer
Pleasr be careful with knives. If you didnt know this already, they are very sharp. So, always have your parent/guardian do this for you. If you are responsible enough, or an adult, always cut away from you, and dont have any skin near the blade when doing this.
Step 3: Shave
Shave off the paint of the pencil, while holding the knife at a 45° angle, or less. Also, cut off the metal part with the eraser on it.
Step 4: Shave More
Shave off the rest of the paint until you have something that looks like this.
Step 5: Optional
You can rub some vegetable oil on this pencil, and sharpen it to make it work and to make the pencil look good. Preferably, use a knife to sharpen it.
Step 6: Finish
Congratulations! you now know how to make an old fashion pencil, from a pencil. And if you don't have a knife, pencils, or veggie oil, no worries. You can buy all of that from the dollar store.