The Pencilmaker

The Staedtler Pencilmaker Set is a DIY pencil kit in the historical style in honor of their 175th anniversary. The set comes in a commemorative tin, not the coolest tin but not a cardboard box.

Included in the kit is two slats of wood, stick of graphite, string, seal and glue along with instructions to walk you through all the steps.

Though the seal is a piece of molded plastic, I like the Trojan warrior cameo embedded into it.

When completed, the pencil will look like a carpenter’s pencil basically but I still think its a cool bit of history. How often do you get to day, “This thing? Oh, I made it!”?

The kind folks at Staedtler sent me, not one but, two Pencilmaker sets and I’d like to share. Leave a  comment here on the blog on Tumblr before Friday, August 5, 2011 at  midnight central US time and I will select a winner by drawing and send a Pencilmaker set to the winner. Contest has ended. We have a winner! Thanks!

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