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Re: Colored Pencils and Sharpeners

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Wed, 18 Aug 1999 16:55:28 EDT

In a message dated 8/18/99 1:10:48 PM EST, GMOORE.US writes:

<< I really like having small sharpeners on each table so the students won't
have to get up, but so far I've not been successful in finding a brand or
type that doesn't destroy my pencils. Does anyone know where I can find some
GOOD quality sharpeners? Or...could it be the quality of my colored
pencils....Prang and Crayola? >>
The awful truth is, in my experience, that the best way to sharpen good
pencils is with a blade, and only after a good deal of practice!
Having said that...colored pencils have soft easily broken centers and
electric sharpeners do more harm than good. There is a brand of small hand
sharpeners that seem to keep the damage low. [I'm looking at one now, but
don't see a brand name] I get them from a catalogue or from stationary shop
or art supply. They have two opening sizes and last quite well. They cost
about a dollar each.