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A typical No. 2 pencil is 7.5 inches long with a 6.75-inch wooden shaft. Most No. 2 pencils are made from cedar with a hexagonal shaft. The lead is a mixture of graphite, clay and wax.

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Uses for pencils other than writing include erasing marks and scratching one's head. Pencils can be used to clean out mud from the tread of shoes and boots, decorate picture frames, remove sticker or price tag residue and roll up a tube of toothpaste. A person can use a pencil eraser to remove crayo

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The length of a standard number 2 pencil is 7.5 inches, and the pencil has a diameter of about 7 millimeters. Golf, or library, pencils are typically about 3.5 inches long. The most common material used for a pencil's core is graphite.

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To create your own fancy lettering, first choose a pen tip by testing out different words or letters using multiple widths or styles. Once you find a tip you like, decide if the lettering is cursive and connected, or print and disconnected. Begin writing out a lowercase alphabet in pencil on a lined

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Although no documents state the motivation for the pencil's invention, it was likely first created as an alternative to pens. According to Pencils.com, the first known pencils were developed shortly after the discovery of a graphite deposit in Borrowdale, England, in 1564.

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The Pilot Dr. Grip Center of Gravity, made with a grip so good that it won an award from the Arthritis Foundation, the Lamy 2000, with its brushed fiberglass-and-stainless steel body, the Rotring 800, with its hexagonal body and the Uniball Kuri Toga, with its auto-rotating mechanism, are some examp

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Although there are many ways to make a cute pencil case, one of the easiest is to sew one out of wool felt. With just a few inches of fabric, you can cut out and stitch a cute pencil case that fastens with a button.

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A good tip to draw a car with a pencil is to find a good combination of light, dark and mid tone shades and to keep the edges clean and sharp. Good supplies include high quality graphic pencils, white watercolor paper and mechanical pencils for the finer details.

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Drawing pencils come in a variety of types that have different features depending on the intended use and harder pencils create lighter marks while softer pencils create solid, dark lines. Artists normally use different grades of pencils for shading and drawing sketches by hand.

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Ideas for cool homemade pencil cases include felt pencil cases and cases made from mail tubes. Many cases can be made with few supplies and are suitable to make with kids for school.