Friday, April 13, 2007

First Week: Week In Review

What have I learned this week?
  • The metal band holding the eraser to the pencil is called the ferrule
  • The eraser is called the plug
  • graphite is hard to come by--maybe I can get into a mine in Sri Lanka.
  • The best wood for a pencil is "incense cedar".
What do I need to learn?
  • What is the ratio of graphite to clay that should be used?
  • What kind of "clay"?
  • How do I make the eraser?
  • Do I need a rubber-tree plant?
  • Where do I get "incense cedar"?

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