Gruesome Pencil Sharpener
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Interesting post on the art of sharpening pencils:

Welcome to the world of pencil sharpening – this may sound like a dull topic but there is actually a lot more to it than you think.
There are a number of different sharpening styles and methods; all good artists should know them. The trick is using the right one at the right time.

Link to Matthew James Taylor‘s art and web design website.