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Breaking Pencil Points

lpip | Posted in Equipment and Supplies on

Can someone tell me how I can keep the points of my marking pencils from breaking after I sharpen them.  I use a small mechanical sharpener and I’m very careful not to oversharpen.  Still the points break even before I try to use them.

I’ve tried putting the pencils in the freezer first, but that doesn’t help at all.  I’m about to give up on marking pencils altogether. 

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  1. SewTruTerry | | #1

    Believe it or not I think the problem is that you are sharpening them too much and instead of freezing them try warming them up.  This was a trick that I learned for eyeliner that never seemed to fail when I still wore liner.  If you are having trouble marking your garments or fabrics with an accurate enough line you may need to go with the newer disappearing ink pens or pencils or use tailors tacks or tailors chalk.

  2. Wunmismom | | #2

    Clair Shaeffer recommends sharpening pencil points by using an emory board. Works well.

    Wunmi's Mom

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