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Dixon Ticonderoga "Wooden" Pencil
About this creation
July 15, 2005:
My favorite wooden pencil is made by Dixon Ticonderoga. It is their traditional yellow painted wooden pencil with the green text and an eraser that works really well. They use a high quality "lead" that just feels right when you are using the pencil. You can imagine how excited I was when I came home the other day to find that my second daughter, who is seven years old, had made one out of LEGO elements. I asked her to tell me the story of how she decided to make this model and this is what she said:

I was walking around my bedroom when I stepped on a pencil. I suddenly got the idea to make one from LEGO. I began at the writing tip of the pencil and worked my way back to the eraser. The reason my eraser is kind of small is because it is partly used, just like the pencil I copied. My dad helped me a little bit by giving me some suggestions. He suggested that the tan part near the tip should be made in an up-and-down pattern to give it the "sharpened" look. He also suggested that I look a little closer at my real pencil and try to make some "words" on my version. I also added to the pencil's length because of his advice.

I hope you like looking at my pencil as much as I enjoyed making it!



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   Back view showing a detail of the eraser and the ferrule (the green-ringed piece of metal that crimps the eraser in place).



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   Overall all shot of my pencil and the original wooden pencil that I stepped on and then got the idea to make my model. The green elements represent the words that are written on the real thing.



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   Me holding my pencil. Now, where is that gigantic piece of paper that I can write on with my enormous pencil?



Comments

 I like it 
  September 3, 2006
The whole thing has a nicely rounded feel. Very nice. Your daughters are very talented.
 I like it 
  July 15, 2006
Excellent job! I love how you have the writing up the side and every thing.
 
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