A friend who knows what’s in my pants pocket – a little pencil or two – sent a link about carpenter/artist Dalton Ghetti who carves tiny tools and other items from pencil lead at the top of a stubby pencil. There’s an article here and a different photo here:
He shuns a magnifying glass and uses simple tools like razor blades and needles to create delicate little figures – from a tiny, jagged handsaw to a minibust of Elvis in shades.
“It’s like I’m removing specs of dust at a time because the scale is so small,” he said. “If there’s a little bit of dust on my table at the end of the day and I didn’t break it – that’s a good day’s work.”