To sharpen a lead to a chiseled, beveled, or flat point with a sandpaper pad,
follow this table:
Expose 3/8 inch of the lead.
Hold the lead against the sandpaper pad at an angle. (See figure 1-
Draw the lead back and forth across the sandpaper.
Turn the pencil around 180 degrees.
Draw the lead across the sandpaper to approximately the same
angle and depth as the other side. This will produce a chisel point.
Drawing the lead across the sandpaper favoring the left or right side
or drawing the tip across the sandpaper at a 90-degree angle
produces a left-beveled, right-beveled, or flat lead point.
Be sure to wash you hands and clean the surrounding area of
graphite particles before drawing.
Figure 1-9 illustrates the angle necessary to produce a proper chiseled, beveled,
or flat point.
Figure 1-9.Using a sandpaper pad to
sharpen lead to either an elliptical point
(A) or chisel point (B).
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