pencil sharpeners

Does This Mean Power Drills Are Allowed In Classrooms Now?

Marketed as the “world’s first chuckable drill powered pencil sharpener”, C.H. Hanson’s $US7 Pro-Sharp Finishing Pencil Carpenter sounds much more scientific than it actually is. Just attach it to where you’d normally screw in the drill bits; whack a pencil in, and zooooooooom, off you go to sharper-pencils nirvana. And breathe! [Amazon via Notcot]


The Camera Pencil Sharpener Is Awfully Cute

Modelled on an old twin-lens reflex camera, this $US16 pencil sharpener deserves a spot on any photographer’s desk. It’s $US16. [Mortimer Snodgrass via SwissMiss]


How Mechanical Pencil Sharpeners Really Work

The mysteries of the universe rarely reveal themselves with such spontaneous clarity. I’m also pretty sure my toaster works the same way, just with tiny flamethrowers. [Tumblr via BuzzFeed]


DIY Tesla Turbine Pencil Sharpener Is Pointlessly Dangerous

Using a CD jewel case, some magnets and a 12-volt air compressor, you can build an elaborate Tesla turbine sharpener for pencils you probably don’t even use. Oh, did I mention it could kill you?