To sharpen a lead pencil to a elliptical, chiseled, beveled, or flat tip requires
a sandpaper pad. A sandpaper pad is sheets of sandpaper lightly glued at the
edges to a small wooden paddle. Expose approximately 3/8 inch lead by
shaving away the wood case around the lead or advancing lead from a
mechanical pencil and rub the lead against the sandpaper to shape the point
you desire. Keep your hands free of residue. Clean your hands and work
space before working on illustrations.
Figure 1-7 shows a sandpaper pad.
Figure 1-7.Sandpaper pad with wooden handle.
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