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By David Rees

A hilarious advisor to the misplaced artwork of artisanal pencil sharpening

"...I am so overjoyed David Rees is settling on up the reins of the forgotten artwork of guide graphite-encased-in-wood point-crafting. i like my pencil!"
—AMY SEDARIS

"You might imagine that sprucing a pencil is simple, yet David Rees makes it glance challenging, and that makes the entire difference."
—JOHN HODGMAN

"Truly, my lifestyles ahead of i used to be offered with safely sharpened pencils by means of an artisan was once a lifeless and ill-sharpened void. examine from my mistakes."
—NEIL GAIMAN

Have you were given the proper of element in your pencil? have you learnt the way to in attaining the suitable aspect for the type of paintings you wish out of that pencil?

Deep in New York’s Hudson River Valley, craftsman David Rees—the world’s no 1 #2 pencil sharpener—still practices the age-old artwork of guide pencil polishing. In 2010, he all started supplying his artisanal provider to the realm, to the jubilation of artists, writers, draftsmen, and standardized attempt takers.

Now, Rees offers a booklet that's either a manifesto and a fully-illustrated walk-through of the various, many, many ways to sharpen a pencil. together with chapters on apparatus, present perform, and glossy applied sciences, it additionally issues at new traits in polishing, together with "Celebrity influence Pencil polishing (CIPS)," a caution in regards to the “Psychological dangers linked to Pencil Sharpening,” and a survey of "Wines that tastes like pencils."

As Rees implores: "Sharpening pencils will be an job that enriches the senses."

And should you imagine it’s a comic story, why don’t you poke your self together with your newly sharpened pencil? Or higher but, don’t—because it’ll rather harm.

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