Stationary Consumption in the USA
The first step of making pencils concerns the wood. First, there are blocks of wood that are longer than the pencil's size. Those blocks get sliced using very tin saws, forming thinner slats.
Machines create grooves that allow space for lead to be inserted in a single slat. A second slat is placed over the first one using glue. Once the glue dries, it can be shaped like the pencil we know. This forms the body of the pencil.
The ferrule, which is a metal ring that holds the eraser, is creased together with the eraser into the pencil, using a tipping machine.