My blog is about my journey into collecting wooden pencils. They have survived as a tool for hundreds of years and simply will not fade away despite the presence of pens and digital tablets. Wooden pencils have the allure of something crafted and something old fashioned but at the same time they enjoy the benefits of modern machinery and engineering design. There is seemingly nothing lacking and nothing extraneous in the design of a pencil. So let’s look at this tool and try to figure out what the wooden pencil is all about.