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The Handy Dandy Pencil Sharp-O-Matic

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Project by Eric Vossbrink posted 01-22-2014 05:41 PM 1289 views 1 time favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Yep! from the same guy that brought you the Custom Left Handed Pencil Holder you get the new and improved Handy Dandy Pencil Sharp-O-Matic for your belt sander.

Yes, as long as you have a belt sander, you never need a pencil sharpener again.

This Space Age design consists of a piece of scrap spruce with a 5/16 hole that i held in place by a rusty Pony Clamp… It can be uniquely set-up depending on your drawing or wrting needs. It works for both left handed and right handed pencils and for those custom applications such as pencils that are used for numbers only or curved lines, the angle of sharpening can be altered for exact results EVERY TIME!

You can contact me for a measured drawing and materials list.

-- http://www.newwaveukulele.com





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bch

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#1 posted 01-22-2014 06:14 PM

WOW! I’m headed to the shop to make one now. Remember, imitation is the finest form of flattery.

-- --bch

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DIYaholic

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#2 posted 01-22-2014 06:41 PM

I tried your design….
It didn’t work with my mechanical pencil!!!

Do you have plans or advice for a mechanical pencil version???

-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procratination a bad thing?

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Picklehead

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#3 posted 01-22-2014 06:55 PM

Garndangit, I aint got no beltsandr. What I gonna do now???

-- You've got to be smarter than the tree.

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KnotCurser

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#4 posted 01-22-2014 08:03 PM

SO…...........wouldn’t you get nasty graphite all over your belt?

-- Robert Rhoades WoodWorks / Email: rrww@rhoadesclan.com / www.rhoadesclan.com

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BTimmons

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#5 posted 01-22-2014 08:11 PM

Instructions unclear. Pencil is now stuck in my ear.

-- Brian Timmons - http://www.BigTWoodworks.com

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woodbutcherbynight

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#6 posted 01-22-2014 08:21 PM

I have a vintage mechanical pencil sharpener, where do I send it???

-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

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JoeinGa

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#7 posted 01-22-2014 10:10 PM

I’ve used my belt sander to sharpen pencils before, but I aint never had nothing as fancy as THIS! I just hold the pencil in my hand and go at it…. Yeah, I’m a renegade like that!

-- Perform A Random Act Of Kindness Today ... Pay It Forward

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Trey

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#8 posted 01-23-2014 02:06 AM

Do I have to have a left hand belt sander?

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Luke

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#9 posted 01-23-2014 02:38 AM

You made me want to make a video of sharpening a pencil on the lathe! Watch for it! Coming soon.

-- LAS, http://www.abettersign.com

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MrGoodCat

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#10 posted 01-24-2014 06:44 PM

Does the clamp need to be rusty? I’m gonna have to go buy some rust now, I saw it at Home Depot next to the cans of checkerd paint.

-- Beware the lollipop of mediocrity, lick it once and you suck forever.

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DIYaholic

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#11 posted 01-24-2014 06:49 PM

woodbutcherbynight,
I would take the “vintage mechanical pencil sharpener” off your hands, but….
My mechanical pencil isn’t vintage, it’s an antique!!! Dang it!!!

-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procratination a bad thing?

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KnotCurser

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#12 posted 01-24-2014 06:50 PM

What angle is that jig set to? I think the last picture shows that the angle is far too steep, which would certainly cause undo pencil lead breakage. Or, is it too little of an angle causes breakage? Doh…......

-- Robert Rhoades WoodWorks / Email: rrww@rhoadesclan.com / www.rhoadesclan.com

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woodbutcherbynight

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#13 posted 01-28-2014 05:18 AM

DIYaholic LOL, found the manf date on the one I have 1961…......

-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

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DIYaholic

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#14 posted 01-28-2014 05:29 AM

woodbutcherbynight,
That is great news!
As I was born in (19) ‘62, that makes me vintage….
& NOT an antique!!!

-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procratination a bad thing?

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