In my experience there are three types of pencil sharpeners, excluding a sharp knife:

  • the razor blade attached at an angle from a hole little ones that you rotate yourself described by mollusk.
  • the standard wall or suction mount ones that have a crank that attaches (via gears) to a cylindrical screw type mechanism with sharpened screwishnesses that attack the to be sharpened pencil
  • the electric ones that eat up pencils like bugs bunny on a carrot binge.

I hope this list of pencil sharpeners will enlight and bemuse those new to the subject... Does anyone recall standing in line to use the sharpener in grade school?

Log in or registerto write something here or to contact authors.