Artist Carves a Miniature Train Into a Pencil


We admit it: we love miniatures! However when we recently came across this amazing miniature train carved into a carpenter’s pencil by Cindy Chinn, we were blown away.

Here’s what Cindy told Bored Panda about here work:

I’ve been seeing carved pencils online for the past few years and REALLY wanted to try my hand at it. It took me about 9 hours to carve this little train

It was actually more difficult to carve the trestle than the train itself because the wood of the pencil kept splintering

These are standard dimensions of the graphite found in a carpenter pencil

The train is 3/16ths of an inch tall by about 1/8th inch at its thickest point

This pencil was mounted in a hinged shadow box with a polished brass plate behind it so that you could see the other side

I have also carved other tiny things, like this maple leaf

A commissioned cement truck made for a contractor

The truck is pouring the cement foundation for an addition to this brick building

The magnifying glass is mounted in front of the truck for handsfree inspection or is removable for close inspection

Pretty small graphite hammer

The “CH” stands for “Carpenter hammer”

The tiniest Converse All-Star in the world! I don’t know that for sure but it’s pretty small

It’s actually THIS small… 3/16ths of an inch or 4.7625 mm

Carved into a used carpenter pencil

Looking through the 5X diopter magnifying glass. This is what I see when I carve

And don’t forget, if you’re looking for a piece of original art to hang on your walls, check out artFido HERE!


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