Thats what we called the small hand held device with a blade used to sharpen a pencil.
My son, raised in s different part of the country, calls it a pencil parer and yesterday I heard his wife, from anothe part of the country, call it a pencil topper.
Any other names out there ?
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Knives were compulsory at ours.
In the Juniors, the first thing we made in Woodwork was a balsa
pipe-rack for our dads. (This is un-PC on several levels). We used a
modeling knife to whittle the indentations in the base for the pipe
In High school all the boys in my class made a dagger (The girls had
to do cookery or learning about periods, IIRC)
officially it was a paper-knife but any passing Samurai would have
been impressed in how we sharpened and honed those blades.
To his credit, the teacher did blunt some of the finer examples on the
grind-stone before we could take them home.
Quenching was a great demonstration of how to make the edges hard.
I suppose its in the end all about responsibility. the guy who was walking
along with his javelin point forwards in a crowded field of children was a
moron, and I had to suffer a hole in my leg because of it.
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On Monday, 25 September 2017 08:59:09 UTC+1, fred wrote:
pen a pencil.
r and yesterday I heard his wife, from anothe part of the country, call it
a pencil topper.
At school we had this:-
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