January 27, 2018
Snapshots from one of America's last pencil factories
Above, editing pencils. They're sharpened at both ends, one of which makes red marks, the other blue.
Below, graphite extrusions collected for recycling. Life imitates art: shades of Jasper Johns.
Below, graphite pencil cores cooling after being dipped in heated wax.
Below, a pencil sandwich headed for shaping: a woodworking machine will cut the individual pencils into their desired shape — round, hexagonal, or otherwise.
Below, pencils are sharpened by rolling them across a high-speed sanding belt.
[via the New York Times]
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