Pencil Pet Peeve

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  1. gutterballjen

    gutterballjen Comrade

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    Okay this has been driving me crazy forever...

    How do you fix pencils that sharpen unevenly? One of the teachers I work with has a sharpener that does this repeatedly. It's bad enough that the kids are starting to notice.

    Are there secret tricks or anything? Help!
     
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  3. Blue

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    I turn my pencil as it is sharpening.
     
  4. bros

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    I turn it against the way it sharpens
     
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    Mechanical
     
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    gutterballjen Comrade

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    I've done that too, and it doesn't fix it. Ugh.
     
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    mopar Multitudinous

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    Get a new pencil sharpener or have the kids purchase hand held ones.
     
  8. Caesar753

    Caesar753 Multitudinous

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    Push the pencil a little bit in the direction of the side that isn't getting sharpened. So, the pencil isn't going into the hole at a completely straight angle, but slightly offset. It works for me every time.
     
  9. stephenpe

    stephenpe Connoisseur

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    Pencils now days are cheaply made, many have broken leads that continue to fall out as you sharpen. And many are off center like the OP alluded to. We need to find the better companies and
    share the info.
     
  10. SpecialPreskoo

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    I was going to say that! LOL
     
  11. amakaye

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    Ticonderogas!
     
  12. monsieurteacher

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    Garbage!
     

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