Thursday, January 16, 2014

Sharpen a pencil and 4 easy to stash pencil sharpeners

The time is now to sharpen that pencil is now
then in a few moments now, again.

out of all the tools i use, the pencil is always present and demands the most "sharpening" attention.
as the tool is important, so is the act of sharpening. this process optimizes the tools performance and thereby helps maximize our potential. one can never have too many sharpeners!

with that said, i probably have pencil sharpeners in every room of our house. every room except wifey's bathroom, officially banned from that room. in fear of more banishment i keep to the premise that the lower the sharpeners footprint, the better.

here we have 4 such easy to stash pencil sharpeners. there is one long lead maker, two medium lead makers and one short lead maker.
the "ratcheting" one is new and sort of initiated this post.
4 easy to stash pencil sharpeners. the pencil is the most consistently used tool that requires point/blade tuning;  beating out the saws, knives, chisels, scrapers, hatchets, axes, shovels, ex cetera. 

each task/duty/project requires a different lead length, usually based on the coarseness of the material marked on and the thickness of line desired. i have three general lead lengths: long (for smooth surfaces), medium (for general) and short (for coarse surfaces).
of the 4 here is the long lead and the short lead makers.

maybe a bit overdone, but these considerations actually make a big difference when it is time to make a mark. proper layout is absolutely invaluable.

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