Impossible Japanese pencil carvings

Since wood carving is my dad’s favorite pastime, I figured I should point out this interesting pencil carving site I found (via BoingBoing) about carvings made out of number 2 pencils.

“To take carving in the wood of a pencil”, is certainly what pencil carving is all about. But we are required to be skilled enough for delicate woodwork in carving out a pattern like some kind of a tracery without making any miscut on the naked lead inside.

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