Wednesday, April 11, 2007

How A Pencil Is Made

General Pencil Company provides the step-by-step instructions for the execution of my plan. The initial problems I see on the horizon include constructing an oven that can reach temperatures in excess of 1,800 degrees Fahrenheit. I will also need a drum for mixing clay and graphite, a wheel for grinding the mixture into a fine powder, and tubes (dare I say aluminum?) for shaping the rods.

It, however, says nothing about the eraser.

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