Which one is more environmentally friendly?Pencil or mechanical Pencil?? Answered

And also how both of them are harmful to environment. personally think that it is a pencil which is better

Asked by ARJOON 7 years ago


How do they sharpen pencils.... in mass? High speed, mass quantity? Answered

I don't think that pencils are sharpened at the factory with a regular pencil sharpener... it would take forever. I want to know how they, pencil makers, sharpen thousands of pencils.

Asked by bellinghammakerspace 7 years ago


why are pencils painted yellow? Answered

I like pencils and I was wondering why yellow?

Asked by Quest for Questions 8 years ago


What would you do with eighty-five pencils? Answered

Found a big bag of pencils in all sorts of colors at the thrift store, and I know I have to do something with them - I'm just not sure what. They're about 1/3 standard pencil-yellow; 1/3 standard pencil-orange; and 1/3 a full rainbow spectrum of other colors, including glitter effects and multicolor patterns. Lengths vary: 28 are unsharpened & 7" long, there are 24 at 6" or more, 10 at 5"- 6", 15 3"-5" and 8 sub-3" stubs. My only ideas so far are a pencil box made of pencils (not completely lame), and a miniature log cabin with a stockade fence (totally completely lame). There have got to be some better ideas than those two - anyone able to help me out of my creative quandry?

Asked by Gorfram 9 years ago


Beautiful sculptures made from pencils, part 2

While looking up more info about the pencil sculptures in the first post, I came across this exhibit from Faber-Castell's 100th anniversary. Once again it's cool to see what people can make with some simple materials.link

Posted by fungus amungus 10 years ago


Recyled pencil case uses? Answered

I have recently worn a hole in my pencil case so I decided to cut the ends off and break the zip to fully unwrap/unfold it but now I'm at a loss as to what to do with it. If you have any ideas I would gratefully receive them and I promise that if I make an 'ible then I will include a link to the profile of who ever gives me the best or most workable idea. Thanks.

Asked by roblin90 8 years ago


Propane expension

Does anyone know of an extension for a 1 lb propane tank that features a hose that ends in a pencil torch nozzle for more agile, fine work?

Posted by Plutosson 10 months ago


How do I draw with just a ruler and pencil? Answered

Is there any way with which I can draw something with a ruler and pencil

Asked by 9 years ago


Beautiful sculptures made from pencils

Jennifer Maestre makes some insanely cool stuff with colored pencils. The pencils aren't used to create the art, they are a part of it. Sea urchins and fantastical creatures get reimagined as colorful spiky sculptures and to think that she didn't even go to an art school until she was in her 30's. Check out the interview with Jennifer that has lots of cool new works as well as her own site that has lots of pieces from the past few years.See more pencil art here.via Neatorama

Posted by fungus amungus 10 years ago


Pencil Tip Carvings by Dalton Ghetti

Artist Dalton Ghetti's pencil sculptures- amazing beauty out of pencil nubs! NY times article on Ghetti.

Posted by CrLz 7 years ago


pencil torch attachment

A while ago i got this pencil torch http://www.justtools.com.au/images/st250k.jpg eventually i found out how to use the hot blower/soldering attachment (just below the sponge in the pic) but i would like to know how it works/if it would melt or something if i gas it too much, cant seem to find any info on it it started out gold but after using it just a bit it turned grey

Asked by The 4th Doctor 8 years ago


Graphite as a Dry Lubricate? Answered

I know that graphite is sometime used as a dry lubricant, can I just use ground graphite from pencils or is there more too it?  Presumably the finer the better, is softer or harder 'lead' better  (4H HB 2B etc.) Expert advice appreciated,  - Tom

Asked by madmanmoe64 7 years ago


Sexy Black w/Red Contrast Stitching Pencil Skirt! For Sale!!

Hey check out my pencil skirt slideshow! This skirt looks so hott on, but when i made it i was ten pounds lighter, never even got to wear it out! Soooo, now i have to get rid of it! I have it for sale on artfire.com http://www.artfire.com/modules.php?name=Shop&op=listing&product_id=636541 check it out! its womens pant size 0-2 equivelant, its a nice mid-weight stretch cotton with a wider waistband. Theres 2 zippers in the back one at the top and one at the bottom to control 'hobble'. It sits slightly higher on the waist and the dark red contrast stitching at the hem and around the zippers really makes it pop!

Posted by mistresscroft69 8 years ago


What to do with loads of one metre long pieces of pvc tubing that is a perfect almost air tight fit for a pencail? Answered

I have loads of 1 meter long bits of PVC tubing but don't know what to do with them. they are also a perfect almost airtight fit for a normal pencil!!! Please help Me!!! :2(

Asked by henster22 7 years ago


"I Made It!" Madness!

Anyone who posts a new "I Made It!" between today (March 13, 2018), and April 15, 2018 will be eligible to receive a new Instructables notebook and carpenter pencil. For those new to the site, an "I Made It" is a special type of comment that you can post on an instructable to show that you followed the directions and made it yourself. You can find the big orange "I Made It!" link at the end of any instructable. Post a picture of your brand new "I made it" in the comments below and also a link to the project where you have shared it. On April 16 we will be selecting 20 people at random who shared their "I Made It!" below to receive these gifts.

Posted by randofo 4 months ago


Doodle with Pattern Background

So I had a problem choosing a pattern that I was going to decorate a notebook with. I looked up patterns and designs on Google images, but most were either all too complicated or just not appealing to me. So I decided to create my own design. I had a few guidelines for the design: 1. It had to reflect my personality somehow. 2. It can't be too complicated 3. I had to like it, of course. I looked around for inspiration on Google and Ikea, and found this design where it was a feather with stripes surrounded by lines, circles, and curves. And it hit me, a picture surrounded by different patterns. Since I'm Asian, I immediately thought of a cute panda. Then, I google searched a tutorial for a panda, drew it, and behold, a panda! After that, I thought that it needed more, so I started drawing random ovals behind it. The ovals looked too plain so I thought about adding more, with patterns! I drew a variety of patterns in the ovals/circles and the picture is my result. If you look close enough you can see my other attempted patterns on the back of the paper, including feathers and toast. I'm just random like that. Pip pip toodley doo!

Posted by t0ast-tastic 5 years ago


How do I fake a pencil or some other object look like it's sticking out of my body?

I want it to look like someone stabbed a pencil through my head, but I can't figure out how to make it stick.

Asked by 8 years ago


Instructable Idea

Hello, It is Walrus.  This is my first post to the forum, so take it easy.              My idea is a simple guide to writing. This was already made, but I feel it only included half of the entire deal. He explains good light conditions and challenges. I was thinking about: Does music help you write? What type of topic is the most appealing to your reader? Pen, Pencil, or Typing? The guide could also include a list of tips that correct common mistakes. Please leave constructive criticism or friendly comments. Thanks for reading! 

Posted by TheWalrusMan 5 years ago


Pencil Shaading? Answered

I see you used crosshatching for your pencil shading. Do you recommend that for shading with pencil? What other kinds of shading could I do?

Asked by smileydude3 1 year ago


Paper and pencil games

I am writing an Instructable detailing the rules of several paper-and-pencil games, and have searched extensively over the net, catalouging all the ones I could find. I'm currently asking the Instructables community to give me ideas of ones I should include. My current list is: Sprouts Dots and Boxes S.O.S OXO Graph racers Paper Soccer Deadman (A game invented by me) Something like this game: www.instructables.com/id/how-to-make-a-video-game-on-paper/ Sim ShortCut (Also known as the Shannon switching game) Three Mens Morris Lexicant Spellbinder Any other ones you can think of?

Asked by dungeon runner 8 years ago


How to create a large pencil shaped Pinata out of paper mache?

As a group project for several people at my work, we want to create a pinata(s) for the afterschool program in the shape of a pencil and eraser. We want to do it using paper mache and was wondering if anyone could provide a good detailed instruction on what we should use and how we should go about it. We are aiming at having a group of at least 5 people help out and detailed instructions so that we could split up the tasks would be excellent.

Asked by sarasmiles82 6 years ago


Would it be possible to make a cold heat toaster using pencil graphite strips? Answered

I am thinking of making a bread toaster using graphite rods which would heat up when a high current is applied to them. How would I go about doing this? What voltage would I need to use to supply it?

Asked by lardbob 9 years ago



how to make pencil from paper? Answered

Who know how to make pencill from paper?

Asked by palabuto 6 years ago


Mechanical pencil basics

If you want  to enjoy life, you should make mechanical pencil guns and launchers. All you need to do is take the mechanical pencil out and add springs however you like and you can make a gun thing.

Posted by XxAwesomexX 8 years ago


How to make a Pencil/ Pen vending machine.

I have been wanting to make one for years but don't have the skills to do this. Maybe if someone made one and posted instructions I could follow. They could make a lot of money at schools/libraries.

Posted by AlfredoSG 8 years ago


will graphite pencils hurt a microecosytem ? Answered

And if it does i want to know how and why it's becuase i want to know sometimes in life we got to consiter what could happen in the future in case it happens please show your source its okay if you do not know where its from just let us know please include references that can be search& researched please take it easy on the comments i have not asked a question in a long time on this site

Asked by 35Timmy 5 years ago


Show off your drawings!!!

Though there's no members at the moment I figured I'd go ahead and start a topic. In this one, just post pics or scans of some of your drawings. Here's three of mine:

Posted by LoneWolf 8 years ago


Office Warfare Book on Sale Now

Spending all day in a cubicle is a lot like a war of attrition between you and the clock, with skirmishes against neighbouring tribes to establish dominance. While we haven't yet figured out a way to speed up time to get your out of your white-collar jail, we do have a handy book that could make your hours under fluorescent light s little more enjoyable. Presenting, Office Weapons: Projects to Fortify Your Cubicle A collection of over 40 projects made by YOU, members of Instructables, that you can create in your cubicle from easily sourced office supplies. There's grappling hooks, trebuchets, darts and more - all made out of office supplies! We've even included some fun non-warfare projects at the end to keep you entertained in times of peace. Check out the projects that are in the book, then head over to ThinkGeek or Amazon to grab a copy for yourself. If all else fails, you can always use the book as a shield from your cubicle neighbour (who has already purchased this book and is arming himself as you read this).

Posted by mikeasaurus 5 years ago


How To Modify a BIC or Other Company Lead Pencil to Make It Look or Operate Better??

I have a really bad BIC lead pencil that i want to make it look better or operate smoother or something?like steampunk it or something? any suggestions????

Asked by chosenangelx 9 years ago


Turn Skinny jeans into a pencil skirt?

Regular cut jeans make a flared, or A-line hem. Anything specific I should do to give it a pencil shape, and make it tighter around the bottom?

Asked by 9 years ago


Geometric shape similar to sierpinski triangle, fractals that can be made with a ruler and pencil? Answered

Recently I've been drawing some aesthetically pleasing, kind of geometric shapes, most recently the sierpinski triangle. I was wondering if anyone knew of a shape or pattern in the same vein (can be drawn with just a pencil, ruler and a pair of compasses, and possibly other stuff like a protractor) that looks cool. Time is not an issue. Thanks in advance

Asked by jamiec53 6 years ago


how do i get my art work published. thank you?

I wanna know what steps I have to take to get my artwork published. I don't wanna do it myself. Most magazines and other print don't accept art from unknown artists.

Asked by 9 years ago


How to make newspaper pencils? Answered

I recently bought newspaper pencils here in the Philippines and ever since i bought that, i wondered how you make those. the treesmart(R) website showed them slicing newspapers, dipping them in a "secret" solution, wrapping them and oven drying the pencils. i was wondering what is the solution that i can make (is it just glue with water) and can i just leave it out to dry. P.S. the best question is actually lemonie's reply to my reply to his post. kthx

Asked by beehard44 7 years ago


Challenge: Best Bookmark Ever!

 Bookworms often have a lot of use for this nifty device, now lets take it to it's the next evolution!  Ladies and Gentlemen, this is a new era we are about to unfold... I challenge someone to come up with the best possible bookmark that is: A. Possible B. Useful C. Won't ruin book/ Still is a bookmark No need for an instructable (although would be epic), I just challenge you to come up with a design and explain your design thoroughly and how normal everyday bookworms might make this device. Ideas: Highlighter Pen Pencil Paragraph indicator (where you are on page) Non-tearable Not heavy A way to make it STAY on page ...  

Posted by Dmxspider 8 years ago


Sea urchins inspire pencil-tip sculptures

Sculptor Jen Maestre's super-cool sculptures reportedly were initially inspired by sea urchins. The artist takes colored pencis, saws the sharpened tips off, and drills a hole through each one individually so they can be stitched together. Talk about dangerous art!'''Link''' via the Daily Mail

Posted by Lithium Rain 8 years ago





I want to use a simple calculator paper and pencil and or open office calc without plugins do blind source seperation?

I want to use a simple calculator paper and pencil and or open office calc without plugins do blind source seperation? I have taken calc 2 but you can see how it is difficult to document and implement without being able to break it down and understand all the symbols...

Asked by josheeg 7 years ago


Could a small, butane pencil torch(2000F)cut through a steel pipe between 1/8-1/4in thick?If not, got any suggestions?

I need to know this to make my first Instructable, so any help with how to cut this would be appreciated.

Asked by INVADER SCOOGE 9 years ago


How do you make a small booby trap that can fit inside a desk?

There's this annoying kid in my class who keeps taking my stuff my shoes and pencils. I need a way to build a trap that's simple really cheap and effective. I had an idea with a transformer which would shock him with a nine volt through a steel rod in a pencil but that's no good any ideas Please respond

Asked by Airsoft 007 Sniper 7 years ago




Drawing on Fabric?

I have volunteered to make 3 quilts for my son's school auction.  I will have 65 children drawing on a muslin square to be incorporated into the quilts.  I have used paint before but did not have as many children (not to mention the mess!)  Each child has their own supply of colored pencils.  I've read so much on the Internet it's overwhelming and I don't have time to try each option.  Has anyone used colored pencils (or #2 pencils) to draw on muslin?  What is the best way to accomplish this without a lot of time/frustration?  Thank you:)

Asked by snookes 7 years ago


Simple Trick for Drawing Proportioned Human Figures Freehand

I discovered a simple system that makes it easier to draw a human figure freehand with well proportioned and positioned body parts. This video will show you how to do it (very easy). Basically you draw 3 overlapping stars and they show you the proportions. To make the figure look taller / skinnier move the 2 main stars a little further apart. Or if the person looks too narrow move the 2 main stars closer together. Towards the end of the video I show a couple other pieces of artwork that I could show you how to make if you want.

Posted by Jaycub 2 years ago


What white material should I use to draw on blue paper? Answered

I need it white to look like a blueprint, as it's a project for school. I tried a white pencil, it was OK but I had to push down really hard and it was bad for details. Worst case scenario, I'll use that.

Asked by HMice 6 years ago



Makeing things at school

I opened this to get some ideas for things to help pass time in school and make it more fun and exciting. I any kids or adults that know of anything I can make in school with basic materials such as. Pens,pencils,tape(scotch),string,pencil springs,ets. Please give us bored kids something to do in class.

Posted by timekiller 10 years ago


Does anyone know how to make a matrix code on paper? Answered

I want to draw my own matrix codes and be able to solve them

Asked by Rebreg 6 years ago