Pencil

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The humble wooden pencil.

Components

Eraser

Pencil eraser.jpg Erasers are made from rubber, synthetic rubber, or vinyl.

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Ferrule

Pencil ferrule.jpg The part of the pencil that holds the eraser on is called a ferrule. Typically the ferrule is made from aluminum.

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Wood

Pencil wood.jpg Typically softwood wood is used in pencils. The most common is Cedar wood[1], which can live for up to 800 years![2].

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Graphite

Pencil graphite.jpg The pencil lead is made from Graphite. This is what actually does the writing.

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