Page 2 of 3 FirstFirst 123 LastLast
Results 16 to 30 of 33

Thread: Pencil Sharpeners

  1. #16
    Join Date
    Sep 2016
    Location
    Modesto, CA, USA
    Posts
    10,108
    Poor video. start at 0:15. Best i couldfind quickly.
    Bill D
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EKL6elkbFy0

  2. #17
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Location
    Orange Park, FL
    Posts
    1,123
    The blades on the sharpeners I ordered can be removed. I think when a blade gets dull I'll sharpen it and add a micro-bevel.

  3. #18
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Location
    Longview WA
    Posts
    27,552
    Blog Entries
    1
    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry Thompson View Post
    The blades on the sharpeners I ordered can be removed. I think when a blade gets dull I'll sharpen it and add a micro-bevel.
    One problem with sharpening the blades is it moves the position of the edge. Eventually the edge is removed from where the sharpening magic happens.

    jtk
    "A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty."
    - Sir Winston Churchill (1874-1965)

  4. #19
    Join Date
    Feb 2014
    Location
    Lake Gaston, Henrico, NC
    Posts
    9,185
    Never sharpened one that much. On the German ones the point is never all the way to the end. Donít know about the others.

  5. #20
    As soon as I sharpen a pencil, it disappears the next day!

  6. #21
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Location
    Falls Church, VA
    Posts
    2,351
    Blog Entries
    1
    Iím a big fan of the stuff from the early 20th century, particularly when it was over-engineered.
    Check out the Jupiter pencil sharpener. I wish I had space in my shop for one of these things.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hJ3OyWbI778&t=102s

  7. #22
    Join Date
    Mar 2016
    Location
    Millstone, NJ
    Posts
    1,668
    One of the first garage projects was mounting a wall sharpener. My father had one so it seemed the right thing for me to do.

    Not for garage use but the best point you can get. This combined with some Palomino Blackwings.

    https://a.co/d/3WsXlPj

  8. #23
    Join Date
    Feb 2014
    Location
    Lake Gaston, Henrico, NC
    Posts
    9,185
    Never seen that one. Ordered one. Thanks,

    Blackwings are too soft for me. I use Eagle, Berol and earlier manufacturers, Mikado/Mirado no. 3's and no. 4's. Only once in a while no. 2's.
    Attached Images Attached Images
    Last edited by Tom M King; 04-22-2024 at 10:41 AM.

  9. #24
    Join Date
    Mar 2019
    Location
    Los Angeles, California
    Posts
    978
    One may purchase the Jupiter pencil sharpener for probably under $300 here: https://www.ebay.com/itm/27624160301...Bk9SR4an3OzgYw
    Regards,

    Tom

  10. #25
    Join Date
    Sep 2014
    Location
    Northern Florida
    Posts
    671
    I had no idea there was so much to consider in pencil sharpeners. Personally, I'm looking for one that's big and bulky and clips on my belt, to make up for some perceived inadequacies in my measuring tape.

    The video about the German device lead to this one: Why You NEED An Overengineered Pencil Sharpener!

  11. #26
    Join Date
    Feb 2014
    Location
    Lake Gaston, Henrico, NC
    Posts
    9,185
    In a pinch, I sometimes use this kind:
    https://www.zoro.com/lenox-utility-k...B&gclsrc=aw.ds

  12. #27
    Join Date
    Mar 2016
    Location
    Millstone, NJ
    Posts
    1,668
    Quote Originally Posted by Tom M King View Post
    Never seen that one. Ordered one. Thanks,

    Blackwings are too soft for me. I use Eagle, Berol and earlier manufacturers, Mikado/Mirado no. 3's and no. 4's. Only once in a while no. 2's.
    The Black is soft
    The pearl(white) is medium
    The grey 602 is firm
    And the natural are extra firm

  13. #28
    Join Date
    Mar 2016
    Location
    Millstone, NJ
    Posts
    1,668

  14. #29
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Location
    Mebane NC
    Posts
    1,020
    Quote Originally Posted by George Yetka View Post
    Thanks George.

  15. #30
    Join Date
    Feb 2014
    Location
    Lake Gaston, Henrico, NC
    Posts
    9,185
    I was curious about that Kunz, so I ordered a new M&R and the Kunz. Using new unsharpened no.4 Eagle Mirado's out of the same box, I did a one after the other test. There was no comparison. The M&R sheared away cleanly and quickly to a Very sharp point. The Kunz didn't cut as cleanly and wouldn't take it to as sharp of a point because it was not shearing the cut but rather crumbling it away. The Kunz also had to be emptied. The Kunz also is bigger than I want to take up room in a pocket even on my tool belt.

    For a pencil sharpener to keep in your pocket or tool belt, I highly recommend the M & R, and the blade can be sharpened without a lot of trouble but it comes decently sharp to start with. The new one did not work quite as well as the older one in my tool belt that has been sharpened a number of times, but there is no need to sharpen it to start with.

    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...0?ie=UTF8&th=1

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •