Warning: This post does not have anything to do with performance improvement…or does it?

Meet David Rees, artisanal pencil sharpener.

According to his website, “craftsman David Rees still practices the age-old art of manual pencil sharpening. His artisanal service is perfect for artists, writers, and standardized test takers. Shipped with their shavings and a “certificate of sharpening,” these extra-sharp pencils make wonderful gifts.

In 2010 he charged $15 to sharpen your pencil.  Now he charges $20.  Pretty good work if you can get it.

If you don’t have $20 set aside for this you can buy his book for $13.57 on Amazon and learn to do it yourself.

The man at work.


If that isn’t enough, click here to see him interviewed as part of his book tour.