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What do you do when you’ve got a computer-controlled mill, a pencil that needs to be sharpened, and a bit of free time on your hands? You program the mill to be the world’s most powerful pencil sharpener — then you grab a camera and put your extremely cool video on YouTube to prove it. Though it probably took a little time to figure this out, it sure beats the little plastic-box, hand-turning kind we have in the shop.


6 Responses to It’s Just Cool: Pencil-Sharpening Overkill

  1. nrChris says:

    I am going home to do that on my wood lathe!

  2. Vody says:

    And I thought using my bench grinder for that was overkill…

  3. Rich says:

    Umm…that’s a lathe, not a mill. Sorry to be pedantic but the toolmonger should know better!

  4. BC says:

    I came in here to say what Rich said.

  5. eschoendorff says:

    Cool lathe trick.

  6. alex lorman says:

    here here on the mill/lathe front. seriously.
    fun trick.
    just wait till i start making toast on my schools pair of x-660 laser cutters!
    ….exactly what expensive cnc machines are for.

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