In my last article I shared the basic process of assembling a mechanical pencil.
Here’s a quick and dirty process I use to assemble a mechanical, color pencil that you can use for any project.
To get started, you’ll need a mechanical and a colored pencil.
I also show you how to build a mechanical in this tutorial.
Open up your mechanical pencil case.
(If you already have one, you can skip ahead to the next step.)
You’ll need to buy a metal or plastic case to hold your pencils.
There are two types of case available, a pencil case and a fountain pen case.
Both are available for $2.99.
You’ll want a mechanical case that fits your pen.
A pencil case is made of a metal, plastic or rubber shell.
When you put your pencil in, it’s sealed with a metal cover and a plastic insert.
You can put your pen in the same way, just not in the case.
You also have a plastic or plastic insert that goes inside the shell, so that you don’t have to worry about it getting damaged by holding the pen inside the case and then removing it from the case when you want to use it.
The plastic insert on the right is made to fit a pencil and is the same size as the rubber insert.
Start by filling the plastic case with plastic and plasticized resin.
It’s a very thin layer that will hold your plastic pencils in place.
The first step is to fill the plastic shell with a thin layer of plasticized plastic.
This will give the pen some flex.
Next, you will add your pencil to the pen shell and then insert the pen into the pen case, using the plastic insert to push it out.
If you do this correctly, your pencil will slide into the case easily and stay put.
If the pencil gets too loose, you may have to cut off the excess plastic.
It won’t stick to the case anymore.
After you’ve done that, you should have your mechanical, colored pencil ready to use.
You may want to check the thickness of the plastic and the plasticized silicone and make sure it’s the same thickness as your pen shell.
You will need to apply a layer of epoxy resin on the plastic base.
The resin will give your mechanical a firm grip on the pen, making it easier to slide in and out of the case without breaking it. 7.
Next you will glue the pencil onto the plastic casing.
You need to add your metal pencil to a plastic base using the metal plate on the side of the pen.
You want a thin plastic base, so it won’t come off easily.
Next add your colored pencil to your pencil base.
Next attach the plastic plate to the pencil base with epoxy.
You don’t need to attach the pen to the plastic.
Now you’ll apply the epoxy to the metal and plastic base and then attach the pencil to it.
You should be done.
You just need to be careful not to get the pencil on your plastic plate.
When your pencil is attached to the base, apply the same epoxy as before to the front of the pencil.
Then put the pencil back on the case, secure the pen using the epoxied plastic plate, and attach the metal pencil on the metal base.
If all goes well, you’re done!
You should have a mechanical colored pencil that’s easy to use and holds a pencil well.
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