You can shorten a mechanical pencil fairly easily. In this example I used a Bic 0.5mm fine disposable pencil. There are lots of different types of pencils and the procedure for each will vary. Here’s what my finished pencil looks like.
This pencil can only hold a single piece of lead. You could put a dab of hot glue in the end to hold the extra lead pieces from falling out.
First, remove the eraser and the lead.
Next, saw the top off the mechanical pencil. I used a small hand saw. You could probably use a razor blade or serrated knife if you don’t have a saw. Be careful.
Remove a bit of plastic from the top to expose a “button”. Be careful to cut the outside piece of plastic but not the inside.
I finished mine off by rubbing a bit of sandpaper on the edges to smooth them out.comments powered by Disqus