I bought a pencil extender. It works great for graphite pencils, which are thinner. However, charcoal pencils are too thick for it. How can I use my charcoal pencils when they are too short to hold?

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I'll assume you're talking about Conté pencils (Fusain Charcoal, which often come in sets with grey and white Conté).

Caran d'Ache has a pencil extender with a 9 mm diameter, which should be sufficient for those pencils, which are slightly smaller.
You can search for 'FixPencil 0012' or 'CARAN 12.009' (e.g. here).

And there are generic brand double-ended pencil extenders that allow up to 10 mm here.

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    Thank you very much for your answer. But I meant that charcoal pencils are too 'fat'. There is no way they can fit. Do you know about pencil holders for 'fatter' pencils? Jun 17, 2021 at 21:05
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    Thanks, @Curiousmind, I skimmed your question apparently. I updated my answer: is this helpful?
    – Joachim
    Jun 17, 2021 at 23:25
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    That's just perfect. Thank you very much! Jun 18, 2021 at 18:48

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