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Artisanal Pencil Sharpening

By Gerard @presurfer
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David Rees used to be a political cartoonist. He gave that career up to pursue his dreams. David loves #2 pencils and pencil sharpeners, and considers it a privilege to sharpen pencils for friends and strangers. In New York's Hudson River Valley, he still practices the age-old art of manual pencil sharpening.
Is this a joke? If you start a pencil-sharpening business, you can expect to hear this question a lot. The short answer? No, this is not a joke. You pay David Rees money and he sharpens your pencils. If you think it's a joke, why don't you poke yourself with your newly sharpened pencil? Or better yet, don't - because it'll really hurt. In fact, every pencil David Rees sharpens is shipped with a signed and dated certificate authenticating that it is now a dangerous object.
(via Everlating Blort)The Presurfer

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