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I, Pencil This article I just read is all about the great pencil. Everyone knows what a pencil is and how simple of an item it truly is, but noyone really knows how much work is put into making such a simple item like that is. You probably used a pencil before you even could read or write and that’s why its so familiar to you. The basic components of this masterpiece are graphite, cedar wood, metal, and rubber. So if you had all these items, could you make a pencil? You possibly could but it is a lot easier with some help from others. There is a lot of work that goes into making a pencil, and it all starts out with a tree. The very first pencil was made out of a cedar tree in the Pacific Northwest. The people who have to cut this tree down are called loggers and it takes them some labor hours to help in the process of making the pencil. They also use many things to help them cut down the tree, such as saws, ropes, and other tools. All of those items had to be man made at some point and it all started when they drew up a plan with a pencil on how to make these tools. There is also a lot of work that goes into making graphite also. Graaphite is found in China and then taken to the factory to be mixed with clay so it can be used to write with. The eraser has components coming from all around the world to make it useful to help people erase their mistakes. The metal component in the pencil also has people coming from around the world to help make it. All of these items just shows us the modern day market and how everyone has a little piece in something being made. I thought this story was great because it really showed me that if you want to make something in this world you have to have tools to make it and those tools come from a different markets. Even the simplest things in life such as a pencil, take a lot of time and supplies to make it.…...

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