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jynclr
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Date: 2/12/12 12:21 PM

I have one of these tailor's chalk with the holder. The sharpener has since fallen off (like it ALWAYS does since the days of my grandmother! )

Without simply buying another one of the holders, how can I sharpen my chalk? It could use a nice sharpening.

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Date: 2/12/12 1:41 PM

My mum always used to use a little penknife to whittle away to a sharp edge.

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Date: 2/12/12 4:07 PM

I use scissors (not my best cutting out ones)

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Date: 2/12/12 5:17 PM

I use a coarse nail file.

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Date: 2/12/12 5:23 PM

You could try some sandpaper if the grit is not very coarse.

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Date: 2/12/12 6:14 PM

Thanks folks! I have some old scissors. I'll try those.

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Date: 2/13/12 10:04 AM

I'm sure a little razor cutter tool would work (I forget what those things are called -- mini scraper?). Although my chalk holder with the blade in the lid cost at most $3. I'd probably just buy a new one.

-- Edited on 2/13/12 10:07 AM --

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Date: 2/13/12 10:34 AM

I use a box cutter

You can buy another sharpener here. They have cheap, fast shipping.
-- Edited on 2/13/12 10:35 AM --

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