I cannot remember the last time I used a "traditional" pencil (been on the mechanical bandwagon for years), but that does not mean that I have forgotten the sweet smell of a newly sharpened pencil. When I was in elementary school, the first thing I would do after sharpening my pencil was take a long, deep whiff of the freshly sharpened tip. Maybe those long whiffs explain a lot of things about me, who knows how much lead I might have inhaled =)
Reader Michael still prefers OG pencils and came up with this sweet hack when his sharpener broke. I can smell pencils by just staring at the picture below . . . memories.
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Recently my pencil sharpener was wear out due to a broken handle, to restore its function I attached an used cassette and a old chain to it, so by pulling the chain you can sharpen the pencil again.To connect the cassette to the sharpener,I fill the center of the cassette with acrylic sealant and after dry out(about two weeks) it'll adhere to the sharpener.