January 14, 2022

How pencils are made

From the Science Channel series “How It’s Made” at sciencechannel.com.


  1. Cool video!

    They skip the step after the lacquering with yellow and before the addition of the ferrule, where somehow the black stripes and maker's mark, etc., are added… :(

  2. The research demonstrating the viability of graphene for super-conduction relied on one of the Nobel Prize Winners for the discovery having spent countless hours slicing layers of graphite from pencils with a simple razor blade and examining them with scanning electron microscopy.