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01-30-2019 03:32 PM

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I would like to make some projects with colored pencils glued together. Might someone suggest a place to buy them in bulk (cheap)? Also, to glue them together, what do most people use – epoxy?

Thank you,

John


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#1 posted 01-30-2019 04:18 PM

Epoxy or something like Alumalite probably will work the best. I tried once with fiberglass resin and it did not hold well to the pain on the pencils. As far as sources go you could get luck at the dollar store or you may look at one of the websites geared to bulk school supplies. All else fails aliexpress or wish are cheap options if you are in no rush.

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#2 posted 01-30-2019 04:21 PM

Thank you so much for the information. I’ll look into your suggestions.

Regards,

John

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#3 posted 01-30-2019 04:53 PM

if you glue a bunch together, how will you sharpen the one or two
when they break off ?? (and the points do break off).

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-- I am a painter. That's what I do. I paint things --

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#4 posted 01-30-2019 05:00 PM


if you glue a bunch together, how will you sharpen the one or two
when they break off ?? (and the points do break off).

.I

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- John Smith

am going to glue a pencil sharpener in there as well….LOL

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#5 posted 01-30-2019 05:02 PM

some of those colored pencil projects look super cool. one guy made a guitar body out of them

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#6 posted 01-30-2019 05:24 PM

I don’t have a lathe but I would love to end up with some 1/8 thick sheets of pencils to make small projects – maybe a box, etc…..

John

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#7 posted 01-30-2019 05:33 PM


if you glue a bunch together, how will you sharpen the one or two
when they break off ?? (and the points do break off).

.I

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- John Smith

am going to glue a pencil sharpener in there as well….LOL

- MasterJack

You guys win the internets today….
Thanks for the laugh. I needed that.

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#8 posted 01-30-2019 05:47 PM

ok – in all seriousness.

there are many adhesives that will stick them together.
but – what I am thinking of is that the paint will separate
from the pencil wood – that would most likely be where any failure
would happen.
so I guess the higher priced pencils “may” give the best results for your project.
a 1/8” thick sheet of pencils would probably pull apart at the grain in the wood.
if you can find the pencils that are made of the composite material that “might”
lessen that issue.

.

-- I am a painter. That's what I do. I paint things --

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#9 posted 01-30-2019 05:50 PM



ok – in all seriousness.

there are many adhesives that will stick them together.
but – what I am thinking of is that the paint will separate
from the pencil wood – that would most likely be where any failure
would happen.
so I guess the higher priced pencils “may” give the best results
for your project. is removing the paint an option ?
.

- John Smith

Good point (pun intended). I would like to keep the pain on but really – the beauty is really the lead, since once glued together – the paint may not even show up.

John

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#10 posted 01-30-2019 06:00 PM

The appeal just isn’t there for me.. but I guess you could cut hundreds of dowels pieces and soak them in different color dyes, let them dry and then use them

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#11 posted 01-30-2019 06:01 PM



The appeal just isn t there for me.. but I guess you could cut hundreds of dowels pieces and soak them in different color dyes, let them dry and then use them

- dday

That’s an option. The appeal of pencils is that they are hex shaped, so you don’t end up with gaps (theoretically) once you glue them together…

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#12 posted 01-30-2019 09:30 PM

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#13 posted 01-30-2019 09:42 PM

Ebay may be a source for pencils.

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#14 posted 01-31-2019 01:31 PM

I have seen unpainted colored pencils before, but they may have some type of clear finish on them? Idk, that may be something to look into

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#15 posted 01-31-2019 05:09 PM



I have seen unpainted colored pencils before, but they may have some type of clear finish on them? Idk, that may be something to look into

- Brandon

Thank you – I will.

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