Am I a wolly

Discussion in 'Carpenters' Talk' started by Mat1988, Jan 8, 2019.

  1. Mat1988

    Mat1988 New Member

    I've been a carpenter for 12 years but finally got myself some carpenters pencils and a sharpener in a set from Travis today for £6.

    I can't get the pencils to sharpen properly.
    I have to use so much effort to get the bloody thing to even sharpen a minute bit.

    Am I being a absolute idiot or no?

    I look forward to the replies. Go easy on me
     

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  2. chippie244

    chippie244 Well-Known Member

    If you use one of them you are a cowboy not a carpenter.
     
  3. Mat1988

    Mat1988 New Member

    Only bought them as they were cheap. Think the sharpener will be binned and go back to the Stanley knife
     
  4. KIAB

    KIAB Well-Known Member

  5. HarDeBloodyHarHar

    HarDeBloodyHarHar Active Member

    Use a sharp chisel.
     
  6. Astramax

    Astramax Well-Known Member

    You should have bought the 'inexpensive' one's as they are much easier to sharpen.:D
     
  7. Jord86

    Jord86 Well-Known Member

    Are you a wolly?

    Absolutely not, you're a wally.

    Carpenter of 12 years, .....Stanley knife.
     
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  8. Isitreally

    Isitreally Well-Known Member

    Cheap @ £6. Those Red pencils and Sharpener :p look like pound shop specials.

    Only use Blackedge and a craft knife to sharpen here. :)
     
  9. chippie244

    chippie244 Well-Known Member

    Preferably a 4H pencil and a pencil sharpener.
     
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  10. masterdiy

    masterdiy Active Member

    I use a chain saw to sharpen my pencils. Best way ever. :)
     
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  11. goldenboy

    goldenboy Well-Known Member

    Whats all this about sharpening pencils.

    I just take pocketfulls of the screwfix ones and chuck them when they are blunt
     
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  12. DIYDave.

    DIYDave. Well-Known Member

    They often have similiar sets in Aldi for around £2 - 6 pencils and a sharpener. Bright yellow so easy to find and the sharpener does work to a degree but, often need to shave a bit more pencil with Stanley as it doesn’t sharpen evenly

    Sharpener also has an abrasive strip on one side if you need a finer point

    They’re ok for rough work but the lead (yeah know it’s not actually lead anymore) is 3/4 mm thick so if not trimmed, you get a thick line which could throw off your accuracy if you cut on wrong side of mark

    Can’t beat a Screwfix pencil or a dozen even better :cool:
     
  13. malkie129

    malkie129 Well-Known Member

    I have one of those pencil sharpeners. I don't use it for pencils, but for sticks of French chalk...Brilliant for writing/marking on surfaces such as brickwork or steel plate.
     
  14. dinkydo

    dinkydo Active Member


    French Chalk! :eek::eek::eek: I’m afraid you’ll be needing to stock up on that particular item :)
     
  15. Dam0n

    Dam0n Active Member

    I have one behind my ear as we speak!
     
  16. Mat1988

    Mat1988 New Member

    The screwfix pencils are better than the IKEA pencils. Although when we shop my Mrs ends up with a few dozen in her handbag
     
  17. WillyEckerslike

    WillyEckerslike Well-Known Member

    Do they come with an Allen key?
     
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  18. Isitreally

    Isitreally Well-Known Member


    Not sure, but the Meatballs are lush. :):)
     
  19. mr moose

    mr moose Active Member

    Pencils? Sharpening? Are we still living in the 19th century? Bic 0.7 mm pop ups every time.
     
  20. nigel willson

    nigel willson Well-Known Member

    No one use a marking knife anymore!
     

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