Camera pencil sharpener | How About Orange

April 19, 2013

Camera pencil sharpener

I just bought a pencil sharpener that looks like a camera. I keep buying and throwing out cheap little sharpeners that break my pencil leads off, and the one I have that actually grinds nicely requires three hands to operate it. The suction-cup bottom that holds it to the desk won't stick, so I practically need to hire an intern to hold it down so I can turn the crank. Electric models are too big, ugly, and seem like overkill, so don't even suggest them to me.

But THIS little number, in addition to looking pleasing on my office shelf, actually works. It has a clever mechanism for clamping the pencil in place, and then you hold the box down with one hand and turn the crank with the other. A little drawer full of shavings pulls out at the bottom. I adore it. It's made by Kikkerland; you can grab one at Amazon.

26 comments:

annie dee said...

Love it! I'm thinking of getting one for my brother who has my dad's old camera that looked just like this! Cool

Grandma G said...

Oh, for cute! If I hadn't recently bought a new sharpener (which works fine... so far), I'd put one of those on my Christmas list. Hey, it's never too early to start wishing, right? Besides, it looks VERY much like Christmas outside right now. Ugh.

Mum

Lizabeth said...

But the electric sharpeners are the only ones that can handle the thicker Ebony graphite pencils - my favorite drawing pencil :(

But this one is so cute!!! It's going in someone's Christmas stocking :)

Colleen said...

I have this and it does work great!

Gabriel said...

Looks good for my office table, where can i buy it.

Jessica Jones said...

The link is in the post; you can find it at Amazon.

Laura (TLN) said...

So much fun! On the wishlist. :)

Lucy said...

That is really cute! I'm loving it...

esteetea said...

I'm a bit baffled by this : "...it has a clever mechanism for clamping the pencil in place, and then you hold the box down with one hand and turn the crank with the other. A little drawer full of shavings pulls out at the bottom."
Aren't desktop manual sharpener suppose to work like this?
Thumbs up for the super cute design! The ones at my local stationery shop look so boring in comparison:-)

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Miss M said...

Oh this is really gorgeous. It would make a great gift for a teacher friend of mine...

suzieQ said...

I am a pencil snob and finding a good pencil sharpener is a must. I had an electric sharpener at work/school and it died too early. At home, I have an electric that I picked up at a yard sale and it is the best; a Panasonic. I hope it will live a long life, it is old school, Made in Japan. I also have some old manual sharpeners that are battered but work great. My advice-look to yard sales and thrift shops. It is maddening to buy something new that doesn't work properly from the beginning. So many of the items from China are junk...cheap yes, but not worth buying.

Millie said...

I have this pencil sharpener too and it's great. If you pull out the top section all the way when you sharpen, you get such a pointy tip! It's excellent!

Stacy Sheckell said...

Best office supply...ever. This will be on my next Amazon order to put my total over $25 for free shipping! Anyone else do that? The free shipping is a great excuse to get something I want with something I need, justified by the fact that I'd rather pay for merchandise than shipping- it's a better value. Thanks for sharing this awesome gadget!

Jessica Jones said...

Ha, that is precisely how I ended up buying this sharpener. I needed to reach $25 to get the shipping. :)

jen said...

well ain't that the cutest thang!! gotta get one

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ClevelandPoet said...

I'm pretty sure my office needs this.
I'm not big on using pencils but now and again I feel this pull to switch up and use them.

Marnie said...

Too bad I hate writing with pencils. I would love one of these! This almost makes me want to start.

Flo~ said...

This type of pencil sharpener is definitely the best--I still have the one I got in Korea over twenty years ago when I was a kid (it's shaped like a little house and mysteriously has bunny holding a tennis racket on the front, but whatever). It still works great, and I will be super sad if it ever bites the dust.

Jessica Jones said...

I don't blame you. It sounds great!

Ibrahim Aziz said...

Wow, pencil sharpener like that is now a quite rare in my country, beautiful share btw.

TJX said...

love the pencil sharpener !, nice metamorph :D

randomreally_ said...

It's absolutely adorable! Then again Kikkerland have loads of pretty awesome looking items, I was quite tempted to get the heart pixel mug.

JennyC said...

Shut up - I love it!!! I totally agree, the little cheapie ones just end up mangling the pencils and though I just shelled out some dinero for a little electric one, I think this baby needs to come to my office / school room as well ... thanks for sharing!! :)

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