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Tiny Sculptures On The Tip Of a Pencil

Meet Dalton Ghetti, a 49 year old carpenter, who makes probably the tiniest sculptures in the world. It can sound unbelievable, but he manages to carve a highly detailed sculpture on the tip of a pencil from available graphite. Now living in Connecticut, USA, he has been doing these mind-blowing works for about 25 years.

“At school I would carve a friend’s name into the wood of a pencil and then give it to them as a present. Later, when I got into sculpture, I would make these huge pieces from things like wood, but decided I wanted to challenge myself by trying to make things as small as possible. I experimented sculpting with different materials, such as chalk, but one day I had an eureka moment and decided to carve into the graphite of a pencil” – says, Dalton, who is originally from Brazil.

All he needs is three basic tools – a razor blade, sewing needle and sculpting knife. Dalton doesn’t even use a magnifying glass! While a standard figure will take several months to make, he has spent two and half years on a pencil with interlinking chains. [via demilked | 2 | 3 | 4]

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  • Maxim

    Wow, very impressive!

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  • Giulia

    Incredible! How does it managed to do that?! It’s a natural talent!

  • Lokco

    Absolutely amazing!

  • Maxim DS

    Astonishing! Great work!

  • Nick

    This inspired me to do my own. thanks

  • Black Man

    ive seen better

  • Jader Torres

    I thought I knew how to sharpen a pencil…

  • Toothville

    I don’t see the point !!!

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