Peter Brown, a weekend woodworker from California, created a small and simple but playful creation that has found him more popularity than he can manage. After gluing together a carton of wooden pencils and shaping them into a colorful ring, Brown found himself flooded with requests to make more.
Brown started by gluing all of the pencils together into a brick two pencils thick. He then drilled a hole through the size of his finger and cut out a rough outer form with a band saw before putting the ring on a lathe to finish it. The result is a colorful cross-section of the pencils, their leads, and of the wood they’re enclosed in.
The new experiment is the MAKING of a MACHINE that will