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Make a Gripper for Sharpwriter Pencil

I love the Sharpwriter pencil from Paper Mate, but it's very skinny and hurts my hands after writing a lot. I could buy a gripper but where is the fun in that? So I made one.

Steps

Step #1:

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Make a Gripper for Sharpwriter Pencil
  • Materials:
  • 3/8-in. clear hose
  • A glass of hot water
  • And the Sharpwriter pencil

Step #2:

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Make a Gripper for Sharpwriter Pencil

The tube will not normally fit over the pencil. To make it more pliable, dip a 1-inch section of hose into the hot water. I didn't want to get burned so I got it out with tongs.

Step #3:

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  • Then muscle the piece of tube over the pencil.
  • Dip in the hot water if it starts to get hard again.

Step #4:

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  • And that's it! Once it cools it will never come off so you don't need to glue it on.
  • And that's how you make a cheap gripper for your pencil!