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Reply #15 on: June 28, 2015, 01:38:50 PM
 :thankyou:  Tony for that tip which I have just seen.    Patricia
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Reply #16 on: January 20, 2016, 07:50:26 PM
I just bought a plug in the wall electric X-Acto pencil sharpener and it's very nice. Never need to worry about it going slowing dead and running slower as with batteries.
I had the tip of a charcoal pencil get stuck in it and had a hard time getting it out....i asked on line for a refund, and in the meantime i got it out and it works...but they refunded me!! on my Pay Pal and said I can keep the sharpener!
The moment you find yourself mostly satisfied with a painting and think you'll "just quickly" do this or that, that's the moment to stop completely. Take the painting off your easel and put it aside for at least 24 hours, then reassess whether it really needs that tweak.


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Reply #17 on: January 20, 2016, 09:06:27 PM
I love my Xacto professional electric sharpener.  I've had it for about two years and it's still going strong.  I use it for graphite, Prisma colors, polychromas and Col erase.  The trick is not to shove the pencil in and let it sharpen away.  Just in and out, for color pencils is enough to return a pencil to a long sharp point.  One has to be gentle with the Prisma colors because the quality is aweful.
"What is easy to do is also easy not to do.  That's the difference between success and failure, between daydreams and ambitions"