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Connecticut-based artist Dalton Ghetti must have amazing eyesight. Pictured here are none other than pencils that he hand-carves to teeny tiny detail. Apparently, Ghetti is a carpenter by trade and the pencils are his side project. He uses razor blades, sewing needles, sculpting knives, and mad skills. My mind is officially blown. [Thanks, Markle!]


Goli Mohammadi

I’m senior editor at MAKE and have worked on MAKE magazine since the first issue. I’m a word nerd who particularly loves to geek out on how emerging technology affects the lexicon as a whole. When not fawning over perfect word choices, I can be found on the nearest mountain, looking for the ideal alpine lake or hunting for snow to feed my inner snowboard addict.

The maker movement provides me with endless inspiration, and I love shining light on the incredible makers in our community. The specific beat I cover is art, and I’m a huge proponent of STEAM (as opposed to STEM). After all, the first thing most of us ever made was art.

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  1. jacks says:

    wow. How did this guy manage to make this? Incredible

  2. Alan Parekh says:

    Wow that is amazing. I wonder how many frustrating attempts it takes to make one of those. The heart on the linked site I think is the most impressive!

  3. Gareth Branwyn says:

    The saw, utilizing the wood of the pencil for the handle, is genius!

  4. donfrench says:

    Not to diminish this accomplishment in the least, but his sculptures are huge compared to these:

  5. the_b_roll says:

    I keep thinking about this work. I think it’s amazing. So. Awesome.

  6. pencils says:

    Nice blog.Thanks for sharing this information.

  7. pencils says:

    Nice blog.Thanks for sharing this information.

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