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237 days ago

Topic tags/keywords: david rees pencil sharpening atrisanal pencil sharpening 2

David Rees' How to Sharpen Pencils video, it’s a gem!

It’s a little long but give it time.

I searched LJ’s figuring someone had already posted a link to this but didn’t didn’t find anything so apologies if this has already been seen around here. Steve Ramsey posted a link to this video on Facebook yesterday.

I see that his ‘Artisanal Pencil Sharpening’ book is sold out and has a few reviews here on LJ’s, but he has a new book How to Sharpen Pencils

Hope you enjoy!

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#1 posted 237 days ago

His video was halting and stuttering, so I skipped it.

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#2 posted 237 days ago

Gus, on the bottom right of the video it says HD, if you click on it that will turn off the HD quality and it will play smoother and wont take as long to buffer…. Or get a better computer.

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#3 posted 237 days ago

Too long for me, but he has a kick ass bench… :-)

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#4 posted 237 days ago

Meh, I usually like that type of humor, but this one just didn’t do it for me.

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#5 posted 237 days ago

That’s 3 minutes and 25 seconds of my life I will never get back. I couldn’t get through it all.

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#6 posted 237 days ago

Life’s too short man! And, why does he need such a huge bench to sharpen pencils…...?!

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#7 posted 237 days ago

Geez fellas lighten up! Bunch of grumpy asses around here. It’s obviously not serious, guess it’s not for everyone.

His best line comes at about 7:20 when he starts sanding the graphite.

-- If a kid asks where rain comes from, I think a cute thing to tell him is "God is crying." And if he asks why God is crying, another cute thing to tell him is "Probably because of something you did." -

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#8 posted 237 days ago

yeah Meh!

He should have been using a plane!

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#9 posted 237 days ago

I watched this yesterday and thought it was hilarious. If you dont watch till the end you are cheating yourself.

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#10 posted 237 days ago

Well executed tongue in cheek video short in the spirit of Zen and the Art of Pencil Sharpening.

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#11 posted 237 days ago

hilarious… I watch some comedies on TV why not this one?

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#12 posted 237 days ago

I lost 15 IQ points watching that video, and only watched less than 2 minutes of it. I’m usually good for oddball humor and especially some good satire & parody, but that video was painful.

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#13 posted 237 days ago

so THAT was what I’ve been doing wrong all these years. I never did FULLY rotate the pencil between two hands 360 degrees while inspecting the graphite. And always used a Wu-Tang tshirt. I shall fix both of these discrepancies to further master the art of sharpening a pencil

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#14 posted 237 days ago

It was filmed at Roy Underhill’s Woodwrights School. For those who couldn’t get through it.

peace, T

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#15 posted 236 days ago

well there is 10 minutes of my life I’ll never get back

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