Hand Tools

Subject:
Re: Low Tech Pencil Fascination

Jeremy Osner
What's the best way to cut a mortise to hold a pencil? I built a calipers recently and just drilled a hole with the smallest bit that cut a hole the pencil would fit in (I think it was 1/4"), with a screw to hold the pencil in place. I wonder if I could use a smaller bit and then cut edges into the hole to make it hexagonal, if I could give the pencil a tighter fit/better support.

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