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Putting a fine point on it

When I began reading “How To Sharpen Pencils” this week, I felt sure that author David Rees was turning my crank. Rees begins his little pencil-yellow book with “The Pencil Sharpener’s Tool Kit,” listing, among other items, his favorite sharpeners, … Continue reading

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Blackfeet Pencils

My mother found these Blackfeet Indian pencils in an aromatic cedar box in a mail order catalog. After she gave a pack, which contained 12 pencils in the cedar box and 12 more in a cardboard box, to me for … Continue reading

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A few mechanical pencils

I own a few rare mechanical pencils thanks to my many years as customer service convict and warehouse worker in two office supply companies, which gave me a firsthand appreciation of the movie “Office Space.” The top photo shows four … Continue reading

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