Shopmade Luthier Tools #21: Copper Pencil extender

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Blog entry by Dave Rutan posted 05-10-2017 01:13 PM 1405 reads 1 time favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I know this is reaching a little bit. I made this pencil extender to use in the music shop because I keep a pencil in a pocket of my apron and as it gets shorter and shorter, There comes a point where I can’t easily reach it. this way it is kept at pretty much the length of a pencil.

I made it from a piece of copper pipe just over the inner diameter of a random pencil I grabbed. The end is capped and the open end has half of an extension sleeve on it. I drilled and tapped a 6-32 hole in that collar to hold the pencil from retracting and getting lost.

-- Ni faru ion el ligno!

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#1 posted 05-10-2017 01:42 PM

I like that. I have a bunch of too short pencils

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#2 posted 05-10-2017 06:58 PM

I like that. I have a bunch of too short pencils

- johnstoneb

I’m apparently fixated with pencils. Here’s another solution I came up with.

-- Ni faru ion el ligno!

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