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Online Peter Halle

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How many ways can you sharpen a carpenter's pencil?
« on: September 05, 2017, 04:53 PM »
Let thee count the ways.

I can across a link to this video in an email from Tools of the Trade.  Interesting.  Perhaps my hatred for carpenters pencils needs revisiting.  Enjoy:

 

You might want to check out the rest of his videos to see if something interests you.  I watched one on doing arcs and that was a different method  for me.

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Re: How many ways can you sharpen a carpenter's pencil?
« Reply #1 on: September 05, 2017, 05:08 PM »
[scratch chin]

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Good tips.
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Re: How many ways can you sharpen a carpenter's pencil?
« Reply #2 on: September 05, 2017, 05:34 PM »
been know to sharpen by rubbing on concrete floor  [blink]  flat bastard file works too

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Re: How many ways can you sharpen a carpenter's pencil?
« Reply #3 on: September 05, 2017, 06:42 PM »
Interesting though I never use carpenter pencils. The late British teacher Jim Kingshott used a sharp chisel to sharpen his pencil.

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Re: How many ways can you sharpen a carpenter's pencil?
« Reply #4 on: September 05, 2017, 09:07 PM »
I usually go find a beaver...I only use carpenter pencils for framing and my lines are just fine. My go to for finish work is a .7mm Draftmatic mech pencil.
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Re: How many ways can you sharpen a carpenter's pencil?
« Reply #5 on: September 05, 2017, 11:58 PM »
My most-used marking tool is a carpenter's pencil. I sharpen them with a special sharpener that positions the pencil and you just slide it back and forth. Fast and easy. I also use a sander or knife if it's more convenient.

I should add that I'm not that fussy with the precision of the sharpening - as long as it makes a mark I'm happy.
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Re: How many ways can you sharpen a carpenter's pencil?
« Reply #6 on: September 06, 2017, 12:24 AM »
I'm not that fussy with the precision

Of course! Says the guy who invented the MagicSquare.  [poke] [big grin] [big grin]

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Re: How many ways can you sharpen a carpenter's pencil?
« Reply #7 on: September 06, 2017, 01:47 AM »
Interesting though I never use carpenter pencils. The late British teacher Jim Kingshott used a sharp chisel to sharpen his pencil.

So did my father and two grandfathers, all professionals in timber by land or sea.
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Re: How many ways can you sharpen a carpenter's pencil?
« Reply #8 on: September 06, 2017, 04:45 PM »
I just use a Stanley knife.
Not sure how come people struggle with the concept of carpenters pencils.
They are good for thin lines, thick writing and several differing scribe offsets.
Its not rocket science.

Its a valuable marking tool in a carpenters arsenal, along with a lumber crayon and sharp knife.

I sharpen then to a sort of a chisel point, just as I was taught to on my carpentry course at technical college.

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Re: How many ways can you sharpen a carpenter's pencil?
« Reply #9 on: September 06, 2017, 07:24 PM »
Yeah must say that was pretty underwhelming for a "master class"!
 nothing new there apart from the mention of kissing the lead..