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All-Graphite Marker. The Super Pencil looks like a typical carpenter's pencil except that all of it - not just the core - is graphite. It can be used for rough work or, if sharpened to a fine point, for precise layouts. Unlike conventional pencil "lead," this nontoxic composite is extremely flexible. According to the maker, the pencil is smudge- and water-resistant and lasts seven times as long as a typical carpenter pencil. It sells for $3.50 to $5. C.H. Hanson, 800/827-3398, chhanson.com