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Thread: Sharpening your soapstone or chalk pencil

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    Super Member amandasgramma's Avatar
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    Just figured out something.....could be you all know, but I didn't. DH left some sandpaper here in my sewing room. (I have no idea what he was doing). I was looking around trying to find a pencil sharpener for my soapstone marker. Saw the sandpaper and thought "I wonder if that will work". I works BETTER than a pencil sharpener!!! I wrapped the sandpaper around the end of the marker and just rotated and rotated. It took just a coupla turns. Tested it on chalk and it works well with that, too! I can't tell you the grit ---- but it's rougher than nail files. :mrgreen:

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    I use my eye brow pencil sharpener. It's the old fashioned one, the little rectangle one that you twist by hand.

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    Super Member amandasgramma's Avatar
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    I usually use my eyebrow pencil sharpener, too..but this worked better!

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    I use a pocket knife. and scrape the blade down to make a point.

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    Thank you! I will definitely give this tip a try :D:D:D

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    great ideas- thanks!

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    i have also used a emery board

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