With this well-made hardware, you can create an attractive, durable pencil. High-quality platings yield a crisply detailed, uniform surface and a precise fit between parts, combining ease of assembly with trouble-free function.
With 9/16" diameters, large flat clips and bold center bands, these half-twist pencils are robust looking but well balanced and easy to grasp. Two center band designs are offered; one has a pattern of repeating triangles, the other a floral motif. The high-quality German-made pencil mechanism accepts 0.7mm leads. The gold finish includes small amounts of cobalt and palladium for abrasion resistance.
Requires an O* and 11/32" drill bit. The minimum blank size is 5/8" × 5". Drill bits, blanks, bushings and mandrels sold separately. Because mishaps can occur during turning or assembly, we offer brass replacement tubes.
We also offer a starter set that consists of two pencil kits in a gold finish, bushings and the required drill bit.
* Machinists commonly use letter-size bits. "O" simply refers to the diameter.