Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Staedtler pencilmaker set

I’m the lucky recipient of a Staedtler pencilmaker set, via a giveaway to readers of the always excellent pencil talk. Thanks, Staedtler, and thanks, pencil talk.

The ingredients, as you can see above and to the left: two carpenter-pencil slats, lead, glue, string, a seal, and instructions for assembly. I would prefer instructions that say “Display as is on shelf of your choice”: I think that this kit hold more interest in pieces than as a pencil. How many people have seen an unassembled pencil?

The Staedtler seal would make a great cough drop, don’t you think?

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[Photographs by Michael Leddy.]

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