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Forum topic by tomsteve posted 12-13-2015 05:51 PM 1770 views 0 times favorited 44 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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tomsteve

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12-13-2015 05:51 PM

beings how people come into my shop while im not there and steal my pencils ( i am POSITIVE thats what happens to them!) i dont get into mechanical pencils. so, yesterday, after about the…i dont know how many its been…pencil sharpener crapped out on me, im gettin a lil frustrated with em and thought id see what others have. i gotta find a durable/relaible one that wont crap out in 6 months!
and i suck at sharpening with a knife.


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daddywoofdawg

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#1 posted 12-13-2015 07:54 PM

I still like the old fashion school sharpeners that hung on the wall,they seem hard to find.

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AlaskaGuy

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#2 posted 12-13-2015 07:59 PM



I still like the old fashion school sharpeners that hung on the wall,they seem hard to find.

- daddywoofdawg

Have you looked at office depot or Google or Amazon?

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ColonelTravis

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#3 posted 12-13-2015 09:53 PM

Can’t see it in this photo, but I use the sharpener on this measuring tape more than any other because it’s always with me. You can unscrew the little blade and sharpen it. Tape measure is nice too because it’s flat.

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David Taylor

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#4 posted 12-13-2015 10:40 PM

I like this one – puts a wicked point on a pencil

http://www.classroomfriendlysupplies.com/collections/frontpage/products/single-midnight-black

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Bill White

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#5 posted 12-13-2015 10:45 PM

Boston wall mount with the turret style head for different diameter pencils. “School sharpener”.
Bill

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Kazooman

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#6 posted 12-13-2015 10:53 PM

Here’s mine, mounted by the cellar stairs. Makes a mean point. See the pencil thread for examples. This particular copy is older than most of you, hence the rust.

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#7 posted 12-14-2015 02:28 AM

Mine is old school style, wall mounted, hand crank. I like it because it handles the jumbo pencils that I sometimes use in the shop, as well as the normal sized ones. VGreat investment for $14.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000GP0VIU?psc=1&redirect=true&ref_=oh_aui_search_detailpage

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Tedstor

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#8 posted 12-14-2015 03:00 AM

A review of an Xacto model I picked up a few years ago. Its been solid.

http://lumberjocks.com/reviews/2036

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ArtistryinWood

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#9 posted 12-14-2015 03:39 AM

I like this one, it will improve your knife skills ;)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VkSmaFAuaH4

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#10 posted 12-14-2015 03:43 AM

-- Brad in FL - To be old and wise, you must first be young and stupid

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lateralus819

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#11 posted 12-14-2015 03:43 AM

Belt sander. Can get a sharp point really fast.

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doubleDD

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#12 posted 12-14-2015 04:14 AM

I use a small plastic barrel pencil sharpener with a cap that use to belong to my kids when they went to school. Has to be close to 30 years old. Even has electrical tape around it from dropping it but still works good.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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NormG

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#13 posted 12-14-2015 04:43 AM

Old metal classroom sharpener. It was in my wife’s classroom for a long time. It has been in my shop since 1991.

-- Norman - I never never make a mistake, I just change the design.

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Rayne

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#14 posted 12-14-2015 04:55 AM



Mine is old school style, wall mounted, hand crank. I like it because it handles the jumbo pencils that I sometimes use in the shop, as well as the normal sized ones. VGreat investment for $14.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000GP0VIU?psc=1&redirect=true&ref_=oh_aui_search_detailpage

- pmayer


I gotta ask…what’s the deal with the antimicrobial properties on a pencil sharpener? It’s not like someone is going to try to eat it, right?....

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ElChe

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#15 posted 12-14-2015 05:05 AM

For mechanical pencil lead I like the staedtler mars tub. It is fun to use. For regular pencils I use a Boston hand crank but I would love to get a Mitsubishi Uni sharpener if I win the lottery (it’s not that expensive but I’m cheap).

-- Tom - Measure twice cut once. Then measure again. Curse. Fudge.

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