12 October 2008
I bought a pack of pencils at a pound shop a few months back because I thought the container they were in might be useful. When I saw the pencils sitting there today with their neat little erasers on the end, I realised that I could make them into a set of alphabet stamps. Half an hour with a woodcarving tool, and I had a set of stamps for next to nothing. I'll probably cut the pencils with a bandsaw so that I can use them as pencils and keep the stamps in a little box. I may have to buy some more so that I can make a lowercase alphabet and some numbers to match!