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Inside One of The US’s Last Pencil Factories

According to the NY Times –

A pencil is a little wonder-wand: a stick of wood that traces the tiniest motions of your hand as it moves across a surface. I am using one now, making weird little loops and slashes to write these words. As a tool, it is admirably sensitive. The lines it makes can be fat or thin, screams or whispers, blocks of concrete or blades of grass, all depending on changes of pressure so subtle that we would hardly notice them in any other context.

Even as other factories have chased higher profit margins overseas, General Pencil has stayed put, cranking out thousands upon thousands of writing instruments in the middle of Jersey City.

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Number 2 Pencil [video]

More Than You Want To Know About Pencils [infographic]

pencil_sThe complete(?) history of the lowly lead pencil is contained in this infographic.

How To Sharpen A Pencil – Like A Boss

More than anyone needs to know about sharpening pencils.

Step Four: Monitoring the Shavings’ Egress

Etsy published this article on April 1, 2012.

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