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Hexagonal pencil leads

Look at your pencils pointy end-on; there's a problem.
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We must have hexagonal pencil leads; not those cylindrical ones foisted upon us by those fiendish, profiteering pencil manufacturers.

It can't be that hard, and there's money to be made.

Hexagonal pencil leads will lead to increased happiness; that much is obvious. But increased market opportunities? Surely not? Hold on though; pencil sharpener manufacturers will strive to make sharpeners for a lovely hexagonal cut. The pencil will never lose its hexagonal perfection from wood, via sharpening, to lead. What's more, I can see a whole new product, the sharpening polisher. It polishes the lovely hexagonal cut to leave a shiny finish; the envy of all who see it.

DenholmRicshaw, Oct 31 2020


       The sharpener will have a hexagonal cam and a follower to advance and retract the blade as you turn the pencil
pocmloc, Oct 31 2020

       What, no 6-axis CNC ? For shame, [poc], for shame ...
8th of 7, Oct 31 2020

       Ah the h-bee pencil. It swarm to the touch.   

       This is interesting, how about a spiral sharpener? The spirally bit could extend up past where you grip it to give the fingers and thumbs extra gripping power so it won't slip and put your eye out as much. This way people writing about politics could write with only one hand as opposed to gripping the pencil in both fists, white knuckle fashion and with less screaming at the paper. [+]
doctorremulac3, Nov 01 2020

       Or a really simple sharpener that takes 6 insertions* per hexy-pointed pencil.   

       *The skill is in the turn, and other polygons are possible.
wjt, Nov 02 2020

       I don't know man, it means the manufacturer needs to cut corners.
AusCan531, Nov 02 2020

       Hahaha, nice one, AusCan.
blissmiss, Nov 02 2020

       Standard practice when keeping the price the same.
wjt, Nov 07 2020


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