The quest for sharpness

I number, title and sign prints of my original paintings each week to sell at our local market.  The prints are printed on 330 gsm water colour paper which is a rather coarse paper and consequently I have to sharpen my pencil every second print.

pencil sharpner

I have been on the hunt for a pencil sharpener that sharpens a pencil to a sharp point.  I have bought so many disappointing pencil sharpeners.

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When I was teaching an English class, one of the students had a pencil with a super sharp point (I notice these things :-)).  I asked her about her very pointy pencil and she showed me the sharpener that she had purchased at Woolworths for around $5.

I am very happy with my Woolworths pencil sharpener.  I have finally found a sharpener that does what it is supposed to do and does it well.  Sometimes price doesn’t  reflect the quality of a product.  Has anyone else struggled to find a decent pencil sharpener?

pencil sharpener

Wishing everybody a memorable festive season full on fun, laughs and happiness.

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4 thoughts on “The quest for sharpness

  1. That’s great that you finally found a good pencil sharpener and I’m pleasantly surprised to hear that you still have Woolworth’s out there! All of ours closed down many years ago.

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  2. Thank you. Woolsworth isn’t what it used to be. Now it is dominated by their Homebrand in absolutely everything and many times that is it – Homebrand or nothing. A lot of Australian companies have folded, including some who have been in the business of producing something for 30 years or more. 😦 Sad to see.

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