How to sharpen pencils

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  • How to sharpen pencils
  • Swelper
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    As the title suggests, in case you ever wondered

    [video]http://vimeo.com/60718161[/video]

    Premier Icon ourmaninthenorth
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    “Artis-nal”

    Big LOLz!

    crapjumper
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    Wtf !! Is that a spoof video or genuine ?

    Premier Icon Drac
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    You had to ask?

    mattyd
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    sublime… I do enjoy a finely sharpened pencil.

    Premier Icon DezB
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    Got bored after 2 mins

    core
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    My other hobby is rallying, obviously the humble pencil is a crucial tool for a navigator or co driver (no, not the same thing), and there was subsequently on another forum I frequent a thread on pencils & pencil sharpening that was over 10 pages long, really……

    Premier Icon beaker2135
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    Surely he has missed the most crucial part
    rubbing on fine sandpaper after sharpening to create a chisel edge for improved accuracy
    (I’m assuming this as I lost interest when he got a pencil sharpener out instead of a blade)

    I reckon he could get some business off some of the people on here.

    neninja
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    The crazy thing is this guy actually does sharpen pencils for a living at $35 each and even has a book on Amazon about it!!

    http://www.artisanalpencilsharpening.com/
    http://www.amazon.co.uk/How-Sharpen-Pencils-David-Rees/dp/1612193269

    [video]http://youtu.be/spMaP-_Cq_8[/video]

    Can’t believe I actually watch the whole video….

    z1ppy
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    I can’t believe I got 1.38 into it last night (before pulling the eject button), and he still hadn’t sharpened a pencil!

    Premier Icon martinhutch
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    The crazy thing is this guy even has a book on Amazon about it!!

    I’ve just bought it for my stepdad for Christmas.

    Even if it had been completely straight, I’d still have bought it for him!

    Premier Icon ourmaninthenorth
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    The crazy thing is this guy actually does sharpen pencils for a living at $35 each and even has a book on Amazon about it!!

    It’s just a fairly elaborate, though thinly veiled, satire on American micro-businesses who take themselves way too seriously.

    footflaps
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    I reckon he could get some business off some of the people on here.

    Been using him for years. Wouldn’t let anyone else near my pencils.

    Premier Icon DezB
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    Christ, no wonder it wasn’t in the least bit funny…

    IS THIS A JOKE?

    If you start a pencil-sharpening business, you can expect to hear this question a lot. The short answer? No, this is not a joke. You pay David Rees money and he sharpens your pencils. It actually happens. [/i]

    Er, maybe it is funny now.. I confoozed.

    Premier Icon martinhutch
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    If anyone is daft enough to send him $35 to sharpen a pencil, why wouldn’t he take it?

    Premier Icon AlexSimon
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    I’m an anal pencil sharpener – I didn’t like the aesthetic of his finished pencil. The knife strokes weren’t to my taste and I couldn’t live with the smudged graphite on the wood.

    I like his bench though. I’d have that.

    Full marks for taking the joke to the nth degree. Great deadpan delivery. I enjoyed.

    Premier Icon martinhutch
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    I’m an anal pencil sharpener

    Post of the day – right there.

    Premier Icon AlexSimon
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    😳 – I have the opportunity to edit, hmmmm

    Premier Icon DezB
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    Full marks for taking the joke to the nth degree

    IT’S NOT A JOKE!

    Premier Icon AlexSimon
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    It is a joke – the fact he makes money out of the joke doesn’t make it any less of a joke.

    Premier Icon martinhutch
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    DezB – go on Amazon, read a couple of pages of his book, and then tell me he’s serious. I particularly liked the appendix on ‘Wines that Taste Like Pencils’, and his warm-up exercises for pencil sharpening.

    Premier Icon DezB
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    Told you was confoozed. Moving on…

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