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Blog entry by andyboy posted 01-20-2012 07:20 AM 4018 reads 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

One of those things we experienced one take for granted. Still a bit rough and ready, but this is how I always sharpen mine. You can buy carpenters pencil sharpeners and they work well. I had one once…...

-- Andy Halewoodworker. You can't finish if you don't finish. So finish it, because finish is everything.



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Nighthawk

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#1 posted 01-20-2012 07:57 AM

I just use my grinder… lol around me shop I now mainly use a scribe

but if out and about… yes use a my chisel…

-- Rome wasn't built in a day... but I wasn't on that job? ... http://www.wackywoodworks.co.nz

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#2 posted 01-20-2012 01:53 PM

I use my plane. Otherwise there is always the old stanley knife of course. I’ll give the chisel a try sometime.

-- I may have lost my marbles, but I still have my love of woodworking

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#3 posted 01-20-2012 03:05 PM

Interesting method Andy. I just use a $2 carpenters pencil sharpener from Home Depot like you mention. http://www.homedepot.com/h_d1/N-5yc1v/R-100494160/h_d2/ProductDisplay?langId=-1&storeId=10051&catalogId=10053 although I rarely use carpenters pencils I do have them for some reason?

-- - Eric Indianapolis, IN

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#4 posted 01-20-2012 03:48 PM

I usually use a razor cutting knife, if I have to sharpen by hand, but I also have the $2 carpenter’s sharpener. I prefer the carpenter’s pencil if I’m working with large stock like plywood and 2×4’s, but I use regular #2 pencils for marking smaller work. I get a finer line and better measurements. So they both have they’re uses I guess.

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#5 posted 01-20-2012 06:48 PM

Andy, You even sharpen a pencil like a craftsman. :) Slow day? LOL

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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