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Date: Fri, 9 Dec 2005 12:18:01 -0700
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Or if a small microwave, perhaps break the pencil in half, and stick
them upright in a kneaded eraser? or un-baked potato.....erg......

Linda M. Feltner Studio, LLC.
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On Dec 8, 2005, at 11:03 PM, Kathleen Garness wrote:

> on 12/8/05 3:25 PM, botanicalart at [log in to unmask] wrote:
>> I always warn students in my colored pencil workshops, of the dangers
>> of
>> dropped pencils/broken leads.  At my most recent workshop, a
>> participant
>> passed on this tip to repair the cracked up contents of a broken
>> waxed based
>> colored pencil.  The advice was from a presenter at a Colored Pencil
>> Society
>> workshop:   Zap the pencil in the microwave.
> If you heat it in the microwave sideways, won't the hot wax melt and
> drip
> rather than fuse? Unless you find a way to stand it on its end
> opposite to
> the point? How would it be possible to do that? Hmmm... I know: get a
> small
> block of wood a couple of inches on each side, drill some holes
> perpendicular to the bottom, almost but not quite through, just a hair
> wider
> than pencil diameter. Stand pencils up in that. You'd need a good-sized
> microwave, tho, to accomodate the length of the pencil. My guess is 10
> or 20
> second increments, and just until you smell the wax softening.
> Kathy