In a YouTube video by Phillip Stephens I noticed he had a short pencil stuck into a small length of wood in order to make it longer.
Phillip Stephens is from New Zealand, but the video was made while he was living in Columbia in South America. Based on his videos there, he has to make do and mend as a matter of course. Even though we have plenty of pencils around the house and in my shop, I liked the idea of this simple little widget.
I liked the idea of an extender, but wanted to make something out of metal and in a brass-like color. Copper pipe sprang to mind immediately.
[Below] The parts consist of a length of copper tube about 3 in. long, big enough to fit your pencils. Mine fit a bit snug, which is fine. The tubing has a cap glued to one end. A long deck screw reaches to the pencil and (maybe) keeps it from pulling out. It might work as well to put a dowel in the tubing to keep the pencil from pushing in too far.
[Below] This gives you a pencil that is about 8 inches instead of 3. The tubing is a little heavy, but it’s working for me. I made 2 of these and they stay in my shop.
-- Ni faru ion el ligno!