Hrrrrmmmmm… I wonder if they still make these? I *think* I had one down in the Reclusium but foolishly threw it away or gave it away when I decided to use my mechanical pencils for all of my woodworking mischief…
I suppose I didn’t really need it… but now I kinda wish I had kept it…
Yep, Dad has one of those units bolted onto the top of his drafting table. Public schools had those units bolted in locations along the wall so students could sharpen their pencils (current students probably don't know what a pencil is anymore).ReplyDelete
Dad also has a vertical rotary unit you used for sharpening 'lead holding' pencils, spinning it around and sharpening the lead point. Just a part of an architect's needed equipment.
Mine is hiding somewhere in the garage.ReplyDelete
I have one down in the shop that was made back in the 1950'sReplyDelete
still works very well. I had the wonderful sharper for at least 40 years now. I have no plans to get rid of it any time soon.
Yes! Don’t be stupid like I was! Hang on to it and use it!Delete
I bought a beat up old one. It hangs in the shop with pride. I'm an anachronism, but I don't really care.ReplyDelete
We are both obsolete STxAR… and probably have been for a long time…Delete
They still make it with a base you can screw down - we get them at the school district I work at.ReplyDelete
After a little looking, I found it - https://www.schoolfix.com/x-acto-boston-ks-vacuum-mount-pencil-sharpenerReplyDelete
I'm confident it's not as nice as the one you posted, though.
I bought a new Boston and it doesn't sharpen worth a damn. Cuts uneven. Breaks the lead constantly. I need to find an old one at a flea market or junk shop. They used to work great. If you have one don't get rid of it. AllanReplyDelete
Found one of these in an abandoned warehouse when I was a kid and kept it. Still in my shop, still works like new, and I use it every day. It's probably from the 30's.ReplyDelete
I don't have the hand crank, but I do still have a battery powered sharpener from Radio Shack that I've had for almost 40 years. Still works, too. Nevertheless, I do much prefer the mechanical pencils.ReplyDelete