These components can be used with any close-grained hardwood (or similar material such as Corian) to make a pencil. You cut a square blank to length, drill it and insert the brass tubular components, then turn the square to size on a mandrel using soft-iron bushings as size guides. Exterior components have a 24-karat gold finish.
The kit features a metal lead holder, connector, and push-button lead advance. Uses standard 0.5mm leads, which can be obtained at stationery stores.
Requires a standard mandrel, a pen/pencil bushing set, a 7mm drill and a 5/8" square by 6" long blank.