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Re: one more - shellac french polish

David Weaver
Yes, on both of these pencils looking rough - but there's a reason in this case.
1) my ranger 55 sharpener (I think those were branded boston at the time) does a poor job for some reason with these. It doesn't center them. I fight it, to, the results look bad

2) the kum sharpener does a great job, however, the one at my bench is dull and worn. I shouldn't be so cheap. Here's what a shaving looks like from a tombow pencil (their wood is somehow better than mine). It's a great thrill to stuff one of these pencils in a cordless drill and sharpen them when they're new - if you look closely, you can see the thin shaving starting at the start of the pencil going to full width. With a dollar store sharpener, you don't get this result. I don't have a picture of the pencil, but needless to say, it was smooth and perfect looking (else the shavings would have voids in them).

It's possible for me to make a much harder blade for these sharpeners that will cut a glassy surface - I think I'm going to break down and do it.

And I will take your advice, too, and knife sharpen a few of these. I'm not sure how long this jones will go with pencils, but I've only made 6 or 8. They're tremendously fun to make when you've only got 15 minutes to do something, and probably useful for people as a skill builder hand sawing, hand planing, and sizing small parts by pulling them over a plane instead of the plane over them.

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