I should really start keeping container sharpeners at the office.


(Taken with my simple phone.)  My desk is becoming covered in wood shavings and graphite dust.  My stapler is looking…sooty!

12 Replies to “I should really start keeping container sharpeners at the office.”

  1. I have a little Kum magnesium in the office, a Palomino longpoint I carry in my bag and — maybe more importantly to this discussion, I have. . . a a little trash can right by my desk.

    1. For some reason, our trashcans are in the hallway (?). I have a container sharpener in my bag, but I usually just grab a wedge from my desk. I think I might be growing to like the mess. :)

  2. At home, because I’m lazy, I’ve taken to using a heavy little glass custard cup for shavings, since it doesn’t tip over easily and just looks kind of cool. Same general concept as an ash tray, I guess!

    Haven’t figured out a perfect at-work solution, though. I mean…containers are nice and tidy, but it’s so fun to watch the shavings come off! Not to mention I feel more in control of the final product. OK, so I end up getting graphite fingerprints on my papers, but hey…

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