Why Is A Carpenter’s Pencil Flat When A Normal Pencil Is Round?

8 May 2019, 16:54

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Question: Why is a carpenter’s pencil flat when a normal pencil is round?

Name: James, Tunbridge Wells

Qualification: Carpenter

Answer: To stop it from rolling away. They can also be used as a piece of measuring equipment as the dimensions are the same no matter where you get them from. The lead is rectangular which means it doesn’t get blunt as easily as a normal pencil when used on brick and concrete.