There are manual pencil sharpeners, automatic ones, and then David Rees, a person who charges $15 to sharpen a pencil. He uses many tools to achieve a perfect tip, including general sandpaper, pocket knives and even a special $450 sharpening machine. Continue reading for a video and more information.

Here’s what David Rees has to say: “In my original business model, I was going to be a millionaire. I figured I would sharpen somebody’s pencil, they would use it, it would be dull, I would sharpen it again, and over the lifetime of a pencil I would get like $100.”


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